Cult comic actor Steve Carell
--long adored for his supporting work on The Daily Show
and in movies like Bruce Almighty
--leaps into leading man status with The 40 Year-Old Virgin. There's no point describing the plot; it's about how a 40 year-old virgin named Andy (Carell) finally finds true love and gets laid. Along the way, there are very funny scenes involving being coached by his friends, speed dating, being propositioned by his female manager, and getting his chest waxed. Carell finds both humour and humanity in Andy, and the supporting cast includes some standout comic work from Paul Rudd
(Clueless, The Shape of Things
) and Jane Lynch
(Best in Show, A Mighty Wind
), as well as an unusually straight performance from Catherine Keener
(Lovely & Amazing, Being John Malkovich
). And yet... something about the movie misses the mark. It skirts around the topic of male sexual anxiety, mining it for easy jokes, but never really digs into anything that would make the men in the audience actually squirm--and it's a lot less funny as a result. Nonetheless, there are many great bits, and Carell deserves the chance to shine. --Bret Fetzer
Andy Stitzer (Carrel) is 40 and seems to have the perfect life- a proud collection of action figures, toys and comic books, cushy job at an electronics store, smart apartment, close friends and a good attitude. However, the one thing missing in his life, something that he hasnt gotten round to doing, something that most people his age are quite experienced in he has never ever had sex not even by accident. His mates see this as their job to help out their buddy and to lure him away from lifelong chastity, and when he meets Trish a 40 year old mother of three it seems to be the answer to all their plans.
The DVD also includs deleted scenes, gag reel, extended and alternate versions of scenes, waxing scene, audition tapes, rehearsals, extended song performances, Judd Apatows daily video diary and " my lunch with a porn star" where actor and producer Seth Rogan enjoys his lunch with various different porn stars.