40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) Other movies recommended for you
40 Days and 40 Nights(in Hollywood Movies) 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) - Download Movie for mobile in best quality 3gp and mp4 format. Also stream 40 Days and 40 Nights on your mobile, tablets and ipads
Plot: After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it. Runtime: 96 mins Release Date: 01 Mar 2002
Admittedly not a previously big Josh Hartnett fan, but I went to watch this movie on a whim, and am glad I took the plunge. It was good to see Hartnett in a comedy role and think he faired very well. There was such a neat innocence in some of the lines he delivered, where they could have been really crass. Some of the sight gags were a little gross and some a bit disturbing, but on the whole I was pleasantly surprised, and the good stuff more than made up for it. The cast was great.. of which I recognised Hartnett, Sossomon and of course Griffin Dunne. However, I really wished more time was <more>
spent with Hartnetts co-workers. I would have loved to have seen their characters filled out more. I must admit I was taken with the actor, Chris Gauthier, that played Mikey I actually stayed to the watch the end credits to take note of his name and when the romance between the leads became a little long, really wanted to see Mikey and the co-workers back at the internet office. I would be interested in other works this actor has appeared in. More time spent with the actor who played Chris would have been good too, in fact all the internet guys. That aside, I am looking forward to the release of the dvd, and will be buying a copy as soon as its available.
This movie was the best comedy I've seen in a long time. I actually laughed! I am a big fan of Josh Hartnett, and I tell you, I fall for his romantic characters. This movie is funny because of the use of things that we all have said, done or experienced in our lives. The rawness makes it funnier. Definitely go see this movie.
Excellent Movie (by thebrenman)
Romantic comedies are not usually what I prefer to watch, but "40 Days and 40 Nights" would be an exception. This movie is not your traditional romantic comedy. While most scenes were hilarious, the plot of the movie was beyond what you would expect. A goofy romantic comedy is what everyone needs once in a while, and "40 Days and 40 Nights" is by far the best romantic comedy that I have ever watched in my life.The cast for this film was beyond excellence. Josh Hartnett is the kind of person you would expect to be in a horror film or action thriller, but this movie showed <more>
that he is also magnificent at comedy. Shannyn Sossoman was also the perfect person to play in this movie, as Josh Hartnett's co-star. The supporting cast was also a bunch of comedians, bringing this movie to life."40 Days and 40 Nights" was one of the best romantic comedies I have seen, and it will remain so for many years to come.
You know, I'm just as big of a pretentious d*ck as the next movie critic out there...I like the artsy, intelligent indie films, and I try to only give my patronage to good, smart, well-done movies.Which brings me to 40 Days and 40 Nights...a sex flick targeted at the common man. But you know what? When it came on this past Sunday on Comedy Central, I just had to watch it through. I really think it's a great movie for what it is.40 Days is a mildly intelligent, clever, creative movie with an intimidating number of hot women. See all these hot, scantily clad women actually reminds me a <more>
bit of my time at Arizona State.This film is a very engaging way to spend an hour and a half. If you're not a self-repressed type who is freaked out by the topic of sex, you'll love it. I gave it a 9.
I'm not really sure why I never watched this when it first came out. All my friends had crushes on Josh Hartnett, so they rushed to watch it. I on the other hand never made it through, but I did manage to go see Hollywood Homicide in the theater. Anyway, this movie is full of people from the late 90s that were huge, that now I'm not sure what they are up to. Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo, Michael C. Maronna, Vinessa Shaw. Okay, I have seen them in some other things, but they are not nearly as big as they were back then. Quick summary, Matt is having trouble sleeping with random <more>
women because he is hung up on his ex, Nicole. He decides to give up all things sexual related for Lent, to kind of cleanse the pallet. RomComs being what they are, he almost immediately meets a girl that he could really be into. It wouldn't be such a huge deal, except he has given up all forms of sexual activity, including kissing and masturbation. Holding off on sleeping with someone for a little over a month doesn't seem that crazy, but not even a good night kiss?!?! Long story short, I'm not sure if it was really that god, or if it just made me nostalgic for the time when I was as free as the characters.
There's very few movies I own, but 40 Days and 40 Nights is one of those that I watch repeatedly. Every Lent, for sure. 40 Days and 40 Nights is far more than just another sex comedy. It's a parody of the sexual preoccupation of modern society.Matt is falling into a black hole of despair after a break-up, and has begun using casual sex almost as a drug to ease the pain. Finally realizing that that only contributes to his anguish, he vows for complete abstinence of all forms of sex for 40 days during Lent, during which time he meets the woman of his dreams.Many hilarious situations <more>
develop around the fact that everyone around him either deliberately or inadvertently hinders him on his quest to rid himself of his addiction... His seminarian brother discourages him, his parents blithely and happily chat about their sex lives in embarrassing detail, his co-workers bet against him, and his new girlfriend can't understand how love can be expressed without sex happening very early in the relationship.Sure, the movie has its flaws. Lent is 46 days, not 40 by the way Yeah, check it on your calendar--the Sundays make it 46 , and the director seems to be oddly ignorant of the fact it begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. The church decorations for "the first day of Lent" are completely wrong! Furthermore, in the last 10 minutes or so it reverts to a typically "Hollywood" sex comedy resolution... virtually a sellout of the unusual themes raised at the beginning.Yet, 40 Days and 40 Nights has more than its share of charms, one being one of the most natural depictions of religion in the lives of its characters in any movie. Throughout, the subject of religion comes up from time to time as it does in most of our lives, although non-religious movies would have as believe it never did. Yet 40 Days and 40 Nights has very realistic religious dialogue for these characters who range from the secular to those who are happy in their faith, to those who struggle with it.A very enjoyable, hilarious movie!
Michael Lehman's "40 Days and 40 Nights" is a surprisingly funny, smart, edgy romantic comedy with an amazing sweetness to it. This is a feat given some of the graphic dialog, and outrageous sight gags. Credit the star power of Josh Hartnett, the skillful direction of Michael Lehman, and a brisk and "in your face" screenplay by Rob Perez. The movie intends to offend, and we give it permission to do so-- the effect is a fun time at the movies. Josh Hartnett plays young Dot Commer, Matt, who is suffering since his break up 6 months ago from Nicole a viciously good <more>
Vinessa Shaw . Matt has visions of a Black Hole fissuring from the ceiling whenever he is having sex with women which is very often-- poor guy. Matt confides in his brother, John Adam Trese , a priest completing his probationary period. John is not the tower of strength and inspiration that Matt is looking for. Then by design, divine intervention, or sheer insanity, Matt chooses abstinence for 40 days and nights until Lent. And this is extreme-- no fondling and... no masturbation. No one believes Matt will last 40 days, much less a week. Among the faithless is Matt's roommate, Ryan Paulo Costanzo , who betrays Matt confidence and tells his co-workers at Matt's Internet company. They start a pool on a website predicting Matt's demise. In the meantime, Matt pursues a relationship with a great girl, Erica a beautiful Shannyn Sossamon , who he met at the local laundromat. Also by design it just happens that Erica has a history of dating weirdos, and she works for Cyber Nanny, a company that safeguards against porn-sites. Matt also finds out that Nicole is back from Europe and now engaged, and she will not let him forget this. What makes the movie special is that Matt really falls in love with Erica without sleeping with her, and that he remains abstinent, because he said so... This is refreshing. Josh Hartnett is great here. His Matt is a good-looking, charming guy who makes an insane choice and lives with it. Hartnett also comes across as empathetic, as a man thrust in an almost impossible situation where everyone is betting on his failure. He has a quiet strength about him, is very funny, and totally believable. Shannyn Sossamon is stunning-- you can see why Matt falls for her. And when she wonders if Matt is gay, this is hilarious. Sossamon's Erica is smart and compassionate with great humanity. Playing a woman wondering why the guy she is attracted to doesn't want to have sex with her is not an easy role... or natural. The humor in "40 Days" is raw, though enjoy the ride. Afterall it is a romance, managed well by Lehman, Harnett, and Sossamon. And we don't mind being offended as long as it is done smartly with style, and that we are ultimately touched.
Adorably Frisky Sex Comedy That's Fair to Both Sexes (by noralee)
Home sick in bed for three days, when I was feeling better I could at least get to the VCR and stick in "40 Days and 40 Nights." Several times. Yes it seems like a cheap idea for a movie -- a guy swears off sex for Lent after a break-up with his girlfriend.But how is that a silly sex comedy can in fact work? By managing to poke fun at both guys and gals yet be sensitive to both. While the premise and extremely frank images and explicit dialog make this in no way a competitor to the old-styled classic Battles of the Sexes of Hepburn and Tracy, director Michael Lehmann has practically <more>
created a new date movie genre via his "Heathers" and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs."First criteria for success is his choice of leads. Josh Hartnett has a checkered record of selecting teen crap to overblown melodrama to Big Hollywood I haven't seen with some actual good movies I have, but gosh he just might be the new Gary Cooper too bad they don't make Westerns anymore. See I'm being Mrs. Robinson just by knowing of Cooper. And thinking of Josh in chaps. That tall, lanky, aw shucks demeanor, crinkly eyes, and husky voice are perfect for heartfelt apologies. He can do goofy and besotted. Not that Gary Cooper ever had to fake faking an orgasm. He's such a star now that Daily Variety lists his current movie in production as "Untitled Josh Hartnett Project."Second, the women are all strong characters, who actually have believable jobs well, at dot.coms in San Francisco and feelings. They all insist on f*cking on top. A key scene is a close-up of Shannyn Sossamon weeping after what she thinks is Josh's betrayal. Ah, these pawns bleed to irreverently quote Norman Thomas from an anti-war rally in 1965 .Third, while Lehmann uses humping as comedy fodder for both sexes, he appreciates the powerful cinematic importance of foreplay. There is a simply beautiful, creative, sexy scene of immaculate connection that raises the stakes and the temperature for the outcome beyond hard-ons which, heck, are used for visual fun accompanied by Pete Yorn's "Strange Condition" .Nice to see some good bit players, Maggie Gyllenhaal, underused as the Best Friend, and the older "Pete and Pete" as "Bagel Guy." I think there's a message there somewhere about balance in a relationship, but they are all so young and frisky it's hard to tell. There's certainly no claims of love or long term commitment. Originally written 2/1/2003
Hey, his vow is pretty tough all right. He can't kiss, or even watch "bad" movies. He wasn't a playboy or something before this too. But there's a PARADOx. If he is like this, that then how the HELL was he using birth control all this damn time. Call be Scrooge or whever. The plot doesn't connect, it's against ecclesiastical canon to bust your you know what every two days. Get a real plot dude, the rape part is weak too. Overall it's funny though. If you wanna get ball stroke put cold water on it when want to "calm Down".