Well, now I supposed I have to.

by Jonah

The 40 Year Old Virgin is a very funny movie. There are lots of movies out there that have a few funny gags, and you sit through the rest of the film waiting for the next good joke. This is not one of those movies; this film is hilarious for all 133 minutes. Even the deleted scenes are funny. When it was over, I immediately wanted to watch it again to catch the jokes that I didn’t hear the first time because I was laughing so hard.

This movie is also incredibly crude. The plot is about sex, obviously, so that’s what most of the dialogue is about, and most of that is spoken by the 40 Year Old Virgin’s coworkers who are trying to help him out, usually in misguided terms that he’s not really comfortable discussing. We borrowed the unrated version, which apparently has 18 minutes extra minutes that had to be edited out of the theater version to duck below a NC-17 rating. As far as I can tell, it’s all the scenes that show boobs. So if you want boobs, get the long version; don’t want boobs, get the short one.

Steve Carell is of The Daily Show fame, though he had moved on to bigger and better things by the time I started watching it. Most recently he won a Golden Globe for best male actor in a TV comedy for The Office. Carell wrote, starred in, and executive produced The 40 Year Old Virgin, but most of the time he played straight man to the rest of the cast (which was superb, especially Paul Rudd, but that’s just because he’s so incredibly fine).

The movie is so vulgar that I can’t recommend it to most of the people I know. But it actually has a good message: it’s okay not to have sex until you fall in love and marry someone.

Actual Fact: In 1976 eight equatorial countires laid claim to the geostationary orbit above their countires as an integral part of their territory in a document called The Bogota Declaration. The US and other Space Age countries have ignored it.

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