Excerpt: Andy Stitzer is a genuinely nice guy who collects action figures, is into comic books, and plays video games. Unfortunately, he has no real social life. So when his co-workers find out one evening over a game of poker that Andy is 40 and still a virgin, they make it their mission in life to find him a woman. This actually sounds easier than it is.
Excerpt: The 40-Year-Old Virgin features some funny jokes, a fantastic supporting cast, and it proves that Steve Carell can be a great leading man. However, the excessive sexual humor and profanity is a lot to take. If you're not OK with it, then don't bother with this film.
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 from the DVD and includes an over-stuffed set of supplements (plus a high-def exclusive "U-Control" track) that's occasionally as entertaining as the film itself.
Excerpt: Andy Stitzer has gone 40 years without "doing it." Now his pals are making it their mission to help him score... fast! Can he survive their hilariously bad advice? Will he land in the arms of the way-too-experienced or the way-too-drunk? Or can he find true love where he least expects - from a gorgeous grandmother?
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. The interactions between the film's characters is what keeps me coming back for repeat viewings and I have a hunch it will for you too.
Excerpt: I realize I'm in the minority when it comes to Judd Apatow's movies—I don't like them. Their pervasive sexual humor is anything but funny coming from sophomoric men in their 20s and 30s, and far too much attention is paid to Andy's coworkers instead of his relationship with Trish (Catherine Keener), which is actually kind of touching. But by the time her character is introduced, I was so fed up I didn't care anymore.
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. Y'know, cast some unfuckable loser, scribble down a few scenes with him trying to get laid and failing miserably, throw in a wacky, horny best friend or two, shoehorn in a corny third act romance with some sweet twentysomething vixen...the movie writes itself.
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. But a small supporting role in Bruce Almighty gave Steve all the room he needed to steal scenes, and he’s been gobbling up new fans ever since.
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. One's a raunchy, cartoonish Anchorman -like stoner comedy about a goofy-but-kind 40-year-old virgin (Carell) and his slacker buddies' fumbling attempts to get him laid.