The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Theatrical Release: August 19, 2005
The 40-Year-Old Virgin


40-year-old Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has done quite a few things in his life. He’s got a cushy job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with a proud collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, a nice attitude. But there’s just one little thing he hasn’t quite gotten around to doing yet–something most people have done by his age. Andy’s never, ever, ever had sex. His friends at the store consider it their duty to help, but nothing proves effective enough until he meets Trish (Catherine Keener), a 40-year-old mother of three. Andy’s friends are psyched by the possibility that “it” may finally happen…until they hear that Andy and Trish have begun their relationship based on a mutual no-sex policy.

Dove Review

Well, it’s no surprise that I could have waited another 40 years before I saw this film. As the title implies, the main character is still a virgin. For almost 2 hours the viewer is inundated with every virgin joke ever told. The rest of the time, we are put through a barrage of language that includes every slang term for male or female genitalia. Drugs and alcohol are used by many of the main characters and yes, we are even exposed to rear male and frontal female nudity.

The only moral line held is that Andy and Trish wait until they are married before they consummate their relationship.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Pornographic movies in background. Woman masturbates with shower head. Many sexual situations (after all, the object of the movie is to get the virgin to have sex).
Language: F-50; S-15; I'm going to save you the rest of it - trust me.
Violence: Violent video games played.
Drugs: Cigarette smoking; drunkenness; marijuana used several times.
Nudity: Man in PJs with erection; woman's breast pops out in a bar; man projects image of his naked butt on multiple monitors in electronics store.
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 116 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe