Thursday, March 16, 2006

THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Jane Lynch

"A Comedy about the moments that touch us in ways we've never been touched before."

Andy Stitzer

I was a bit wary about borrowing this film although I've heard a lot about it being a 'sensible' comedy. I have an aversion for slapstick comedies with their vulgarities and inane nonsensical jokes just to draw in laughs. For instance, movies that star Rob Schneider and Pauly Shore. Glad to note it wasn't that way! Although there were some obnoxious moments, the subject matter (virginity) wasn't dealt with in a vulgar manner. In fact, the central character Andy was quite endearing in all his naivete and came across as a decently sweet guy. A rare find if you ask me but then it was just a movie! Pretty good supporting cast too that contributed to it being a good for a few laughs movie. I especially like the songs they used in the movie, good choice! The really hilarious part was the end when the cast start singing "Age of Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine" dressed in funky hippie outfits and doing some great choreographed dance moves. This film proves it is indeed still possible to make movies without resorting to racial slurs, cheap vulgar tricks and sickening sexual innuendos.

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