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
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
"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
"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...