Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) collects action figures, loves playing video games, works in the stockroom of an electronics superstore, rides a bicycle (he can’t drive a car, yet) and has never had sex.But, he’s not some hormonal-imbalanced teenager, he’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Robin: Andy has freaked out his coworkers who thought he was either a closet serial killer or just a guy with some serious mental issues. When they need a fifth for their regular poker game and can’t find another player, out of desperation they reluctantly invite Andy to play.happen next in this should-have-been-rated-NC-17 smutfest. Despite being surrounded by a trio of oversexed co-workers—David, Jay and Cal—the kindhearted but slightly nerdy Andy has managed to avoid letting anyone know his sexual status ... Of course, once his new buddies find out he's never had sex, they're consumed with hooking him up with a one-night stand. As he begins a relationship with Trish, a 40-year-old single mom (and grandma), he's content to continue his celibate ways ... Underneath the mile-thick layer of grime in this movie is a hint of virtuousness.Though he all too often follows the continuous, unsolicited misguidance of his friends, Andy eventually realizes that he's pretty much, half-heartedly, OK with being a virgin.David recalls feeling as if he and an ex-flame were "one spirit" while having sex. From the opening scene of Andy getting out of bed in his underwear—with an erection���not a minute goes by in which sex doesn't dominate. A video game played by David and Cal features a character splitting the torso of an opponent and ripping the head off of another.Andy twice has major wipeouts while riding his bike.Sure, the film’s focus is on its title character but it takes the time and effort to bring in the supporting players in such a way that make it a true ensemble comedy.
He does a lot of supporting work, but has gained a little familiarity as a result of appearing in NBC-TV's version of The Office (he's the boss) and Will Farrell's Anchorman (he's the clueless weatherman).This is the movie Wedding Crashers should have been: rude, raunchy, uproarious, yet with elements that are surprisingly sweet.Unlike Wedding Crashers, which loses its edge (and a lot of its humor) early, The 40 Year Old Virgin keeps it up for nearly two hours.Yes, it's a little long, but there are still plenty of laughs remaining in the final 30 minutes, and the movie reserves one of its best jokes for last.If you're looking for a successor to There's Something About Mary and American Pie, look no further. And, if I may be so bold, this is more enjoyable than either of them.