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The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Clips special



Compiled by: Jack Foley

40-YEAR-OLD Andy Stitzer (Steve Carrell) has done quite a few things in his life.

He’s got a cushy job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with a proud collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, a nice attitude.

But there’s one thing he hasn’t quite got round to doing yet – something most people have done by his age. Done a lot. Andy’s never, ever ever had sex – not even by accident. So is that such a big deal?

The 40-Year-Old Virgin follows Andy's hilarious attempts to lose his virginity - but as well as being raunchy fun, it has heart as well, as epitomised in his relationship with Catherine Keener's single mother.

For the film's star, Steve Carell, this mix was the most important thing in getting the blend right in order to appeal to a wide audience.

"We had to decide how bawdy it would be, and how much heart we wanted to be instilled in the movie as well," he said recently.

"We wanted the characters to be believable and empathetic. People that you would care about. And implicit in that is a bigger heart to the movie. That’s something that we wanted. We wanted to achieve that without it being cloying or too precious. We wanted to earn that side of it.

"Within that we wanted it to be extremely funny as well. So we were sort of walking a tightrope between how raunchy is it going to be and how much heart is it going to have, without each cancelling the other out."

You can judge for yourself by watching the trailer and clips on this page...

Raunchy fun for the Virgin brigade

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Related stories: Read our review of the film

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