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The 40 Year-Old Virigin (2005) [My Full Review]

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Quote: Originally posted by Eliason A.
BTW, all those 37 aren't in theatres. Lol. I've seen 21 in theatres this year and 5 of those are 2004 leftovers (i.e Million Dollar Baby). My friend... well he has his sources, plus there are the DVDs.

I've seen 25 this year.
BTW, all those 37 aren't in theatres. Lol. I've seen 21 in theatres this year and 5 of those are 2004 leftovers (i.e Million Dollar Baby). My friend... well he has his sources, plus there are the DVDs.
Quote: Originally posted by Tony DeFrancisco
Yeah, Travolta was never a favorite actor of mine.

I used to love him up until Battlefield Earth.
Pulp Fiction still rules though.
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
although the only one I really didn't like on my list was Be Cool, it wasn't awful, but I thought it was Tremendously Medicore, it had a decent cast, however It was overlong with a predictable script as usual.
Why is it that John Travolta hasn't been in a great film since Pulp Fiction?
I might give Four Brothers a shot.
I like Mark Whalberg and Andre 3,000 was the best thing about Be Cool.
Yeah, Travolta was never a favorite actor of mine.
Quote: Originally posted by Eliason A.
Nice list, man. I've seen most of those but it's too bad you didn't like some of my favourites there as much. Give Four Brothers a shot, I loved it.

BTW, I've seen 37 films from 2005. Some with 2-3 viewings.

although the only one I really didn't like on my list was Be Cool, it wasn't awful, but I thought it was Tremendously Medicore, it had a decent cast, however It was overlong with a predictable script as usual.
Why is it that John Travolta hasn't been in a great film since Pulp Fiction?
I might give Four Brothers a shot.
I like Mark Whalberg and Andre 3,000 was the best thing about Be Cool.
I only saw about 10 films in theaters. The rest I saw was on DVD.
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
I'm probably avoiding Four Brothers, doesn't seem like my cup of tea.
Here's how I'd rank all the films I've seen this Year from Best To Worst:
Grizzly Man
...


Nice list, man. I've seen most of those but it's too bad you didn't like some of my favourites there as much. Give Four Brothers a shot, I loved it.

BTW, I've seen 37 films from 2005. Some with 2-3 viewings.
Quote: Originally posted by Eliason A.
First place! At least Four Brothers didn't take too much of a drop with $13 Million at 3rd place.

I'm probably avoiding Four Brothers, doesn't seem like my cup of tea.
Here's how I'd rank all the films I've seen this Year from Best To Worst:
Grizzly Man
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Sin City
Crash
Kung Fu Hustle
Broken Flowers
March Of The Penguins
Hustle and Flow
King Of The Corner
Batman Begins
Millions
Revenge Of The Sith
Constantine
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Wedding Crashers
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
The Island
War Of The Worlds
The Interpreter
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Hitch
Cinderella Man
The Longest Yard
Elektra
Be Cool
That looks pretty good.
I was with my grandparents all week, so the best I could get to was Red Eye, which I thought was brilliant.
First place! At least Four Brothers didn't take too much of a drop with $13 Million at 3rd place.
Quote: Originally posted by Tom Woodward
It'll bomb in America then Wink
Actually, it made 20 million in the weekend estimates.
Tom
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
Except for the easily offended.


It'll bomb in America then Wink
Quote: Originally posted by -MFDOOM-
This movie was absolutely hilarious. Everyone should go see it. Laugh

Except for the easily offended.
This movie was absolutely hilarious. Everyone should go see it. Laugh
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
Hope everything is alright Tony.
Thanks. It was just my cousin. She broke her leg in soccer.
I thought it was pretty funny.
Raunchier than I expected but pretty funny.
Hope everything is alright Tony.
I wasn't able to go see it. I had an emergency. I'm so f-ing pissed!
I'm thinking about seeing it later today.
Quote: Originally posted by Tony DeFrancisco
I'm seeing it today.

Same here.
I'm seeing it today.
The 40 Year-Old Virigin (2005) [My Full Review]
The ultimate comic masterpiece about a turtle finally coming out of his shell.

Only once in a while do we get an R-rated comedy that gets everyone's time and attention. It's an even rarer case when the critics will like it. I just came back from The 40 Year-Old Virgin and I can honestly say, it was one of the biggest laughs of my life. I went to a 10:35 showing and every row was filled. Not only that, everyone laughed their ass off the whole time through. It's two hours of non-stop laughing. I dare you to see this film and to not laugh.

The plot is simple. A man is forty years old and he is a virgin. Yet, behind this simple, five second joke, we are given a deep, complex story that is not only one of the funniest you'll ever witness, but has genuine lessons behind it. Steve Carell stars as Andy Stitzer, The 40 Year-Old Virgin. We have known Steve Carell, as, in my opinion, one of the best scene thieves of all time. Stealing hilarious scenes from Bruce Almighty and especially Anchorman, Steve Carell has come a long way, as finally, and proudly, is given his moment to shine has the star. No one will forget his name once they witness this pervasively funny, gut-busting, roll-in-the-aisle hilarious comedy.

The beauty about the film is it isn't 100% stupid. The brilliant writing of Judd Apatow and Steve Carell genuinely has purpose and it's not just one hell of a story to tell. Behind the crudeness and vulgar non-stop ride of the film comes an important lesson to be learned. Although not presented in the best way possible, the film gives us more than a purely enjoyable time. Its gut-busting attitude will have you laughing the whole time through, while we simultaneously see the real life struggles of people like Andy and his fellow co-workers. The end couldn't have been better. Not only does it deliver what he are promised but it gives one of the most memorable finishing numbers a comedy has ever seen. It would have been perfect if there was Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in there cameoing somehow, but you can't win 'em all.

Finally, I think as Roger Ebert put it, Catherine Keener gives an unexplainable perfect performance as Trish, the one woman Andy has his heart truly for. Not only does she also give us laughs but it is crazy to see how brightly she fuels the story. She was cast perfected in the role and her and Carell have terrific, not to mention, hilarious chemistry on screen.

Canadian ratings-wise, once again, Ontario slips away with a 14A, while British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba all slapped The 40 Year-Old Virgin with an 18A. The same thing happened with Four Brothers, in my opinion, the second best film of the year, and I can honestly say that I love Ontario more and more so for that. To all you fellow teenagers out there in the States: Good luck sneaking in!

Overall, Steve Carell gives one of the funniest performances I've ever seen and just about everyone in the cast distributes to the non-stop laughter. Everyone will love the 40 Year-Old Virgin this summer and I encourage everyone to see it as fast as humanly possible. It is the best comedy of the year, hands down. It beats all over The Longest Yard, The Wedding Crashers, and of course Apatow and Carell's last memorable comedy, Anchorman.

It is a comic masterpiece and deserves the remarkable amount of praise from the critics who have been loving it. Every single critic one of my favorite critics loved it and it deserves a spot on the IMDb Top 250 right away. Steve Carell is a huge star. Watch one of the brightest ones of the summer right now.

My Rating: 9/10

Objectively – 9/10

Subjectively – 10/10

Eliason A.

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