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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Director:
Judd Apatow
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
40 Year Old Virgin
RUNNING TIME
118 minutes
Producer:
Judd Apatow
Shauna Robertson
Clayton Townsend
Seth Rogen
Steve Carell
Screenwriter:
Judd Apatow
Steve Carell


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Andy Stitzer Steve Carell
Trish Piedmont Catherine Keener
David Paul Rudd
Jay Romany Malco
Cal Seth Rogen
Paula Jane Lynch
Beth Elizabeth Banks
Nicky Leslie Mann
Marla Piedmont Kat Dennings
eBay Customer Jonah Hill
Priest Loudon Wainwright

 

Review

Much like Knocked-Up, the film Judd Apatow and company made after this one, The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a comedy about genre-typical subjects, centered around sex and love, written and presented a little more intelligently than what we've been accustomed to in this genre. Apatow's characters are simple-minded and goofy, but they have an everyman naturalness and warmth which makes them feel close and authentic, as if they were your next-door neighbours or your unassuming pals - despite their obvious weirdness which of course is the basic for the comedic effect. Add to that Apatow's often ingenious perspective on universal matters, and you have a formula which works - and will work again. Steve Carell is one of the key factors; his irresistibly likeable persona is perfect for the part. He makes you root for him like you've never rooted for a desperate virgin before.

 

Copyright 22.3.2012 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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