Saturday, March 04, 2006

Apparently 40 Years was not Long Enough

A Review of The 40 Year Old Virgin

Wow. Steve Carrell is charming. He looks like a charming, ironic weasel and is appealing in his many dorky polo shirts. This movie is not charming. Perhaps the writers were in a bit of a rush and just stuck with the first draft of the script. Or perhaps they actually thought that lines like “If he starts waxing his pubes, I’m outta here!” were funny. Maybe, deep beneath the thick, trollish skin of this movie there are some good ideas. But they lie beneath an agonizing rubble of infantile, tired, dull-edged jokes. Sorry to all the (many) people who recommended this movie to me, and a big f-word you to all the newspapers and websites that gave this movie rave reviews. A sour, unfunny, unwatchable mess.

1 comment:

tMa said...

I think the problem is that if you are intelligent and well educated you really can't grasp the significance of this film. Though not clever it certainly was low-brow, which I see as a plus. I personally found this movie quite entertaining, but then I went to an "eighth-tier" school and a "fourth-tier" school. Marketers should label such movies as this one with a warning for those who have interesting and original thoughts. For me this is not a problem as I am entertained by online jigsaw puzzles.