Last night Erin and I went and saw The 40 Year-Old Virgin. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at a movie in ages. After only seeing only a few previews, when Erin said she wanted to see it I was slightly skeptical. Thinking I was in for another film like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, I went in not sure what to expect. However, Rotten Tomatoes had such a high score for it, so that helped a little.
I’m not sure if it was just Steve Carell’s (as Andy Stitzer) believably awesome performance, or the way that the rest of the cast just worked, but wow, talk about a good film. From what I’ve heard, many of the scene’s had lines, but the director actually told the actors just to do whatever felt naturally. There are definitely times where this came out. Most notably is when Andy gets his chest waxed. Apparently this was the first time that Carell had ever had this done. The hilarity of the scene was that all of the other actors in the room were laughing to almost tears just like all of us in the audience.
Both Erin and I walked out reciting lines from the movie, and I don’t think I’ve ever done that before. Just go see it, it’s that good.