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The 40-Year Old Virgin (Unrated)
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Dec 30, 2005 By: Sturdy
The 40-Year Old Virgin (Unrated) order
Director:
Judd Apatow

Actors:
Steve Carell
Catherine Keener
Paul Rudd

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
This is kind of complicated, but Iíll try anyway. Itís about a man thatís 40 years old and a virgin.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Daily Show fans are appreciating Steve Carellís rise to stardom. He turned in some hilarious performances on Comedy Centralís news show and his quirky brand of humor is transferring nicely to the big screen. His first venture into superstardom features a funny concept, great potential and several bust-your-gut funny scenes but ultimately falls just short of greatness.

It seemed that the creators had a good general idea and then tried to water it down with political correctness. There were 17 minutes added back into it and I thought the whole ran about 25 minutes longer than it should have. I felt that there were too many scenes that werenít funny and didnít help develop the story. We needed more of Steve Carell being funny and less drama with the friends. This movie also follows the typical Hollywood comedy by making fun of a particular subject the entire movie and then apologizing for it at the end. In this case, the apology wasnít needed.

This film is worth watching for one reason only; the ending. I canít give anything away, but the ending to this movie is the funniest ending in movie history and definitely the best ending for any comedy ever. I laughed so hard when I first saw it that it literally hurt and I chuckle every time I think about it. Great stuff.
THE EXTRAS
Virtually all of the special features have really funny commentaries with them.

Commentary with Judd Apatow, Steve Carell, Shelley Malil, Seth Rogen, Gerry Bednob, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jane Lynch, Romany Malco: Iím sure you suspect this to be funny and you would be right. These guys are great together and this is one of the better commentaries. I thought it was going to be clustered, but it worked very well.

Deleted Scenes (12:42): These are all funny and every one of them could have been in the movie and it wouldnít have missed a step.

Gag Reel (4:30): These were funny. Some typical gags and flubs, but a lot of funny stuff.

Andyís Fantasies (1:56): This was definitely worthy of being ďunratedĒ. Funny and visually pleasing stuff here.

My Dinner With Stormy (2:06): Seth Rogen having dinner with Stormy. All pornstars are the same when the camera is on; sexy and slutty. However, I bet as soon as the camera was turned off, she startd complaining about life and asking for his credit cards.

You Know How I Know Youíre Gay? (5:26), Cal and Paula (2:32), Advice from Pooj (1:23), Date-A-Palooza (9:14): These are extended sequences of great scenes. All funny, all great.

Waxing Doc (3:26): This is a behind the sense featurette of Steve Carell getting his chest waxed. Yes, he really did it. Yes, it was really funny.

Line-O-Rama (6:20): The cast giving different lines during different scenes. The best part is that any of their lines would have worked just as well.

There is also a Poster Gallery and Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Youíll come for the movie, but youíll stay for the special features. This is an all around excellent DVD with some of the funniest features around. Theyíre a great compliment to a really funny movie.
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