The 40 Year Old Virgin

Year: 
2005
Rated: 
R
Genre: 
Raunchy Comedy
Director: 
Judd Apatow
Writer(s): 
Judd Apatow
Steve Carrell
Actor(s): 
Steve Carrell
Catherine Keener
Paul Rudd
Seth Rogen
Romany Malco
Runtime: 
116
Rating: 
Three BOBs
Review: 

You know how I know I'm gay? I just NOW saw The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Yes, I am that behind the times. I haven't been to the movies since Sin City. I really want to see Talladega Nights and Clerks II before they leave the theater, but I'm not holding my breath. I'm not going to be that dumbass who brings their 18 month old to rated R movie and annoys the hell out of everyone there...unless, of course I can see either one at the new Drive-In that just opened near here. I'll have to ponder that.

Steve Carrell does a complete 180 from his portrayal of Michael Scott in The Office, although I'd bet dollars to donuts that we find out next season that Michael Scott has actually never seen a vagina either. Before seeing the movie, I assumed that Andy would be portrayed unsympathetically as a totally geeky loser who couldn't get laid if he tried. I was wrong - Andy is totally loveable and sympathetic and every woman in the movie wants to bone him - he just can't close the deal.

The Smart Tech guys were really funny. I would watch a whole movie just about Smart Tech. Why isn't Seth Rogen in more films? Is it because his name is "Seth"? Why isn't Paul Rudd in more films? Is it because he's wee? Sexy, but wee? Why isn't that crusty old Indian dude in more movies? Is it because not many movies call for crusty old Indian dudes?

As funny as the movie was, it was still a little too predictable and heartwarming for my taste. It would have been funnier if it turned out that Andy really was a sexually dysfunctional serial killer. Have I been watching too much Reno 911?

Even though I went to UTD, I don't currently know any 40 year old virgins. That's probably only because I am not 40 yet. I am pretty certain that I knew some people in college who are now 30 year old virgins, will someday be 40 year old virgins and will ultimately die as 90 year old virgins. *cough* ROG *cough*

As long as Judd Apatow keeps making movies, I will keep watching them...it might be a year and a half after the fact, but I'll definitely keep watching them. Same goes for Steve Carrell. And for Paul Rudd, as long as they are not boring dramas based on good John Irving Novels.

 

"Wanna know how I know you're gay? Because you like Coldplay." - Cal (Seth Rogen)