40 Days & 40 Nights [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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40 Days And 40 Nights
Some movies are so stupid that they are depressing to watch: 40 Days and 40 Nights is one of them. Almost nothing here even remotely resembles genuine human behaviour. Matt (Josh Hartnett) is brutally dumped by his knockout ex-girlfriend, and as a result is so torn-up inside that he vows to give up sexual activity--including masturbation--for Lent. His friends and coworkers start betting on how soon he'll crack. Their scepticism is fuelled when Matt meets Erica (Shannyn Sossamon) at a laundrette. They're immediately smitten with each other, but Matt struggles to stay true to his vow, even though it threatens to founder his potential relationship with Erica. Based on this description, you might think that 40 Days and 40 Nights is a religious educational video, however, the barrage of sex gags and frequent nudity will quickly dispel this notion. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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So this an okay movie, mildly entertaining. Definitely geared towards men.
Until you get to the part where the main character gets raped by his ex-girlfriend.
It's okay though, he reports the rape, his ex-girlfriend gets locked up and his love interest supports him through his time of need.
Wait..that doesn't happen?
Nope, he shrugs it off, his ex gets away with it and his love interest blames him for it.
Is this movie trying to say rape is okay when a man is the victim?
That because she's a woman she's not really raping him?
That victims of rape should be blamed for it?
I've never seen a film with such shady morals before this one.
The soundtrack was good and the gratuitous nudity was OK and the actresses were worth a look.
I could imagine the pitch. Its about a bloke who decides not to have sex for 40 days and 40 nights. Great says the Hollywood executive it has to be winner. The trouble is that was the best joke in the film and although there were some good one liners and plenty of crude jokes the story was stretched to breaking pint.
We had women who were desperate to sleep with him just because they had made a bet and his ex girlfriend comes back and rapes him. All male fantasy stuff.
He falls in love and the lady finds out about the no sex pledge and the betting going on but she sticks by him and really loves him and it all works out in the end.
It must have been made when dot com was sexy as all the blokes worked in dot com companies and they looked younger than the actors who play high school students. They seem to keep them in school until there about 40 and they drive cars etc. When they depict people in computer businesses they look like thirteen year old.
The whole film is worth a look but not excellent. I didn't know any of the actors as it was all a bit modern for me.
Not as hilarious as Hollywood had hoped but a fair effort.
I found the basic premise unbelievable (no really convincing reason was given as to why the guy made the vow in the first place - he wasn't even religious). I found the ongoing storyline equally unbelievable. And, to cap it all, some parts of the dialogue between the two main characters towards the end were too profound, and nigh on incomprehensible.
As a result I wasn't particularly impressed, nor satisfied with how the movie ended. So I wouldn't recommend it.
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