The break-out film for comedian Steve Carrell, 40 Year Old Virgin is the story of the 40 year old man who has not “done the deed” and his buddies try and convince him he needs to “do it”.
What happens next is a compilation of comedic errors including a waxing of Andy Stizer’s (Carrell) chest and Andy’s friend Jay (Romany Malco) hires Andy a prostitute who turns out to be a transvestite. Not only is the movie hilarious, but also touching and even emotional at times. Andy’s other two friends David and Cal, (played by Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen) are just as funny as Carrell and add the needed touch. Even though there was a script for this film, much of it was improvisational, which gives a realistic view to the film. Catherine Keener gives a great performance in this comedy, showing how versatile of an actress she really is.
I loved the ending of the film, which I thought was a perfect way to end the film. Very light and fun; it leaves you laughing and smiling, which is exactly how you should feel when you finish a comedy. B-