Excerpt: Is it sad or funny that I found more than a few parallels between Steve Carells character and myself? Ok, dont answer that. In all honesty, we dont have that much in common, moreover his “main” problem in the movie. But hes an individual and set in his ways, too.
Conclusion: Featuring a career-boosting performance from Steve Carell, 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' smashes genre walls and delivers a raunchy sex comedy that's as heartfelt as it is hilarious. As a Blu-ray release, the video and audio on this disc are nothing to write home about, but the package is a clear upgrade...
Conclusion: The 40-Year-Old Virgin is one of the few truly hilarious comedies we've been treated to over the past several years. It's a filthy good time with a nice level of sentimentality and a convincing love story all blended together.
Excerpt: Oh, there's something kinda-sorta ironic about the fact that my hundredth HD DVD review since the format's launch last year would be for The 40 Year Old Virgin . The 40 Year Old Virgin sounds like a one joke flick.
Excerpt: Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) works in the stock room at an electronics store. He's a quiet, nerdy guy who's polite to his workmates but keeps himself to himself. His workmates - David (Paul Rudd), Jay (Romany Malco) and Cal (Seth Rogen) - are fine with that.
Excerpt: Steve Carell’s career has been growing like wildfire over the past few years. He first gained notoriety on “The Daily Show” as one of John Stewart’s roving reporters. From there he went on to UPS commercials… ok maybe that was a step in the wrong direction.
Excerpt: The generally winning, big-hearted Steve Carell vehicle The 40-Year-Old Virgin is funny and realistically romantic, but almost never at the same time. It's essentially two movies operating at cross purposes.
Summary: Steve Carell's first star turn has plenty in common with 'Wedding Crashers,' for good and ill. Crude, sophomorically homophobic but frequently funny, pic also overstays its welcome a bit and indulges in some juvenile excesses.