40 Year Old Virgin, The (2005, USA) C-133m. ** D: Judd Apatow. Starring Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks. Title tells all in comedy that is not so unwatchable as you might think: Carell plays the title character, whose private life has never gone past the teenage stage. He still fondly collects action figures, cycles to work and has never… well… Not as mean-spirited as it might have been, but still goes on longer, MUCH longer than it should, with some entirely pointless scenes. A huge box-office hit, believe it or not. Originally 116m.

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