History Film / TheFortyYearOldVirgin

17th Jul '16 12:11:47 PM JamesAustin
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'''''The 40-Year-Old Virgin''''' is a 2005 [[ComedyTropes comedy]] film starring Creator/SteveCarell, and the first film to put director Creator/JuddApatow on the map (after television stints with ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''). It is the story of Andy Stitzer, a 40-year-old man who, due to a series of unfortunate mishaps all throughout his youth, never experienced sexual intercourse during his formative years and has lost interest in his adulthood. One night, while playing cards with his friends from the electronics store where they all work, Andy inadvertently reveals that he's a virgin; this initially results in the expected chummy jeers, but shortly thereafter his friends, Cal, Jay, and David, decide to help him lose his virginity. Eventually, Andy meets a nice woman named Trish with whom he shares a genuine emotional connection, and though he's nervous about telling her the truth about his virginity and the subject of sex in general, he must learn to overcome his insecurities to discover both sex and romance.

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'''''The ''The 40-Year-Old Virgin''''' Virgin'' is a 2005 [[ComedyTropes comedy]] film starring Creator/SteveCarell, and the first film to put director Creator/JuddApatow on the map (after television stints with ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''). It is the story of Andy Stitzer, a 40-year-old man who, due to a series of unfortunate mishaps all throughout his youth, never experienced sexual intercourse during his formative years and has lost interest in his adulthood. One night, while playing cards with his friends from the electronics store where they all work, Andy inadvertently reveals that he's a virgin; this initially results in the expected chummy jeers, but shortly thereafter his friends, Cal, Jay, and David, decide to help him lose his virginity. Eventually, Andy meets a nice woman named Trish with whom he shares a genuine emotional connection, and though he's nervous about telling her the truth about his virginity and the subject of sex in general, he must learn to overcome his insecurities to discover both sex and romance.
17th Jul '16 12:07:40 PM JamesAustin
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-->''"Is it true that if you donít use it, you lose it?"''
-->--'''Andy Stitzer'''(Creator/SteveCarell)

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-->''"Is ->''"Is it true that if you donít use it, you lose it?"''
-->--'''Andy Stitzer'''(Creator/SteveCarell)
Stitzer''' (Creator/SteveCarell)
4th Jun '16 10:47:34 PM nombretomado
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* PacManFever: Utterly savage example: Cal and David play a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game with UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} controllers (one of which is upside-down). At least [[VideoGame/MortalKombat what they're playing]] is portrayed correctly, if anything. Until the fatality, which the movie seems to think is interactive. (It isn't.) While the N64 controller is inexcusable, the "upside-down" controller is actually the joystick attached to the game chair Andy has. Made extra-confusing by the fact that ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' '''did''' appear on the N64, but they chose to use footage from one of the PS2 ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games instead.

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* PacManFever: Utterly savage example: Cal and David play a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game with UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} controllers (one of which is upside-down). At least [[VideoGame/MortalKombat what they're playing]] is portrayed correctly, if anything. Until the fatality, which the movie seems to think is interactive. (It isn't.) While the N64 controller is inexcusable, the "upside-down" controller is actually the joystick attached to the game chair Andy has. Made extra-confusing by the fact that ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' '''did''' appear on the N64, but they chose to use footage from one of the PS2 [=PS2=] ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games instead.
30th May '16 12:51:28 AM Doug86
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* AllThereInTheManual: Andy's last name, Stitzer is never mentioned in the film, but is in the trailers and other promotional materials



* ItsAllThereInTheManual: Andy's last name, Stitzer is never mentioned in the film, but is in the trailers and other promotional materials
2nd Mar '16 4:39:41 PM Mr.French
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In fact, it's been observed by some female reviewers that Andy should be the one with the active sex life, not ''in spite'' of his personal habits, but ''because'' of them. For instance, while his friends are observed to be whiny losers, Andy is a handsome man who prefers an "unmanly" bicycle to get around, but it helps keep him in great shape on top of his regular exercise regime, giving a handsome exterior complementing his winning interior.



* NerdsAreVirgins: Guess what the eponymous character is.

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* NerdsAreVirgins: Guess what Played with significantly. While Andy's hobbies paint him as nerdy, it's been observed by some female reviewers that Andy should be the eponymous character is.one with the active sex life, not ''in spite'' of his personal habits, but ''because'' of them. For instance, while his friends are observed to be whiny losers, Andy is a handsome man who prefers an "unmanly" bicycle to get around, but it helps keep him in great shape on top of his regular exercise regime, giving a handsome exterior complementing his winning interior.
5th Feb '16 4:05:06 PM jormis29
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'''''The 40-Year-Old Virgin''''' is a 2005 [[ComedyTropes comedy]] film starring Creator/SteveCarell, and the first film to put director Creator/JuddApatow on the map (after television stints with ''FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''{{Undeclared}}''). It is the story of Andy Stitzer, a 40-year-old man who, due to a series of unfortunate mishaps all throughout his youth, never experienced sexual intercourse during his formative years and has lost interest in his adulthood. One night, while playing cards with his friends from the electronics store where they all work, Andy inadvertently reveals that he's a virgin; this initially results in the expected chummy jeers, but shortly thereafter his friends, Cal, Jay, and David, decide to help him lose his virginity. Eventually, Andy meets a nice woman named Trish with whom he shares a genuine emotional connection, and though he's nervous about telling her the truth about his virginity and the subject of sex in general, he must learn to overcome his insecurities to discover both sex and romance.

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'''''The 40-Year-Old Virgin''''' is a 2005 [[ComedyTropes comedy]] film starring Creator/SteveCarell, and the first film to put director Creator/JuddApatow on the map (after television stints with ''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''{{Undeclared}}'').''Series/{{Undeclared}}''). It is the story of Andy Stitzer, a 40-year-old man who, due to a series of unfortunate mishaps all throughout his youth, never experienced sexual intercourse during his formative years and has lost interest in his adulthood. One night, while playing cards with his friends from the electronics store where they all work, Andy inadvertently reveals that he's a virgin; this initially results in the expected chummy jeers, but shortly thereafter his friends, Cal, Jay, and David, decide to help him lose his virginity. Eventually, Andy meets a nice woman named Trish with whom he shares a genuine emotional connection, and though he's nervous about telling her the truth about his virginity and the subject of sex in general, he must learn to overcome his insecurities to discover both sex and romance.
21st Nov '15 4:37:51 PM rt2012
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** Also David, who is a consistent buzzkill to his friends because he's so obsessed with his ex.
5th Sep '15 4:49:34 PM maxwellsilver
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Since we all know that [[AManIsNotAVirgin no true man is a virgin]] and that [[LonersAreFreaks loners are freaks,]] this movie surprised many by portraying the title character, a virginal and nerdy (he collects action figures and comics) introvert, not as some kind of loser or freak but as a likeable fellow who's simply chosen not to have sex after a short series of rejections in his youth. Since it dresses in the skin of a SexComedy, it's also refreshing to see the subject of sex summed up as "a nice thing to have, but meaningless without love," as seen in Andy's well-meaning but dim-witted friends, who all lead active sex lives but are probably less happy than Andy because their romantic relationships are unfulfilling.

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Since we all know that [[AManIsNotAVirgin no true man is a virgin]] and that [[LonersAreFreaks loners {{loners are freaks,]] freaks}}, this movie surprised many by portraying the title character, a virginal and nerdy (he collects action figures and comics) introvert, not as some kind of loser or freak but as a likeable fellow who's simply chosen not to have sex after a short series of rejections in his youth. Since it dresses in the skin of a SexComedy, it's also refreshing to see the subject of sex summed up as "a nice thing to have, but meaningless without love," as seen in Andy's well-meaning but dim-witted friends, who all lead active sex lives but are probably less happy than Andy because their romantic relationships are unfulfilling.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys

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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind

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* CanNotSpitItOut

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* ComingOfAgeStory

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* CringeComedy

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* DrunkDriver

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* {{Hidden Badass}}: Andy.

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* {{Hidden Badass}}: %%* HiddenBadass: Andy.



* JustKeepDriving

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* MisaimedMarketing: The tagline seen in the page pic is rather contrary to the films actual, more empowering message. Possibly invoked, as the resulting surprise would have more impact on watchers.
* NatureAbhorsAVirgin

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* MisaimedMarketing: The tagline seen in the page pic is rather contrary to the films film's actual, more empowering message. Possibly invoked, as the resulting surprise would have more impact on watchers.
* %%* NatureAbhorsAVirgin



* PacManFever: Utterly savage example: Cal and David play a PlayStation2 game with {{Nintendo 64}} controllers (one of which is upside-down). At least [[VideoGame/MortalKombat what they're playing]] is portrayed correctly, if anything. Until the fatality, which the movie seems to think is interactive. (It isn't.) While the N64 controller is inexcusable, the "upside-down" controller is actually the joystick attached to the game chair Andy has. Made extra-confusing by the fact that ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' '''did''' appear on the N64, but they chose to use footage from one of the PS2 ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games instead.
* PainfulBodyWaxing: EnforcedMethodActing, too.

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* PacManFever: Utterly savage example: Cal and David play a PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game with {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} controllers (one of which is upside-down). At least [[VideoGame/MortalKombat what they're playing]] is portrayed correctly, if anything. Until the fatality, which the movie seems to think is interactive. (It isn't.) While the N64 controller is inexcusable, the "upside-down" controller is actually the joystick attached to the game chair Andy has. Made extra-confusing by the fact that ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' '''did''' appear on the N64, but they chose to use footage from one of the PS2 ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games instead.
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* SexComedy

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* %%* SexComedy



* ShirtlessScene
* SpeedDating

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* SuddenMusicalEnding
* ThatsGottaHurt: During the chase scene, Steve Carrell ends up going through a billboard car.

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* ThatsGottaHurt: During the chase scene, Steve Carrell Carell ends up going through a billboard car.



* TheirFirstTime

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* YouNeedToGetLaid: Duh.

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* %%* YouNeedToGetLaid: Duh.
15th Aug '15 7:43:30 PM Nicolas-1223
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* LoveHurts: As Andy and Trish's twenty-date deadline draws to a close he starts pushing her away out of fear of sex and disappointing her. She becomes completely heartbroken and tearfully begs him that she'll do anything to stay with him

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* LoveHurts: As Andy and Trish's twenty-date deadline draws to a close he starts pushing her away out of fear of sex and disappointing her. She becomes completely heartbroken and tearfully begs him that she'll do anything to stay with himhim.
15th Aug '15 7:41:39 PM Nicolas-1223
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* DirtyOldMonk: Downplayed. At the end when [[spoiler:Andy and Trish get married]], the priest conducting the services earnestly demands they "consumate their marriage" as soon as possible. He is later seen embracing one of the female dancers during the "Aquarius" sequence, but it cuts away before things get too passionate.

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* DirtyOldMonk: Downplayed. At the end when [[spoiler:Andy and Trish get married]], the priest conducting the services earnestly demands they "consumate "consummate their marriage" as soon as possible. He is later seen embracing one of the female dancers during the "Aquarius" sequence, but it cuts away before things get too passionate.
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