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40 Days and 40 Nights [Blu-ray] (2011)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Miramax Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0056IZ58I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,272 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An outrageously sexy comedy starring Josh Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon. 40 Days and 40 Nights is another hilarious hit from the producers of Notting Hill and Bridget Jones' Diary! On the heels of a disastrous breakup and a string of unfulfilling romantic conquests, Matt Sullivan (Hartnett) yearns to become a better, more complete person. In the midst of his despair, he chooses to test himself by making a vow of no sex whatsoever for 40 days and 40 nights! With everyone betting he won't finish... and a seductive new girl in his life (Sossamon)...it's all Matt can do to just hold on! Fun, fresh, and wildly entertaining- you'll agree with critics everywhere who found this sexy comedy adventure totally irresistible!

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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the professional reviewers/critics March 2, 2002
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I've found the greater amount of movies disappoint me, but Josh Hartnett has proven himself to be one of the rare actors of Hollywood, who takes risks and can laugh at himself. This movie was upbeat, snappy writing, although not as hyperactive as "The Gilmore Girls" and moved at a great pace, not too slow, not too fast. I laughed out loud often, along with the rest of the audience.
The theme exposes how young, hip, single men look at thier own sexual needs as opposed to how we woman view sex. A handsome hunk who apparently has no problems attracting woman, Josh's character is carrying around self-imposed sexual performance baggage after being dumped by a longtime girlfriend. His humorous, Catholic roots influence his choice to vow to 40 days of total sexual abstinance for Lent, in an attempt to once again attain control over his "issues".
I thought Hartnett and his co-stars did a terrific job of portraying the real but laughable status of men's basic sexual
needs/desires. This plot plays on the recent study that revealed how men think about sex every few moments. Yes, LOTS of guys watch porn, read Playboy and gratify themselves. This is no secret, and certainly easier to hear mention of than the perversions portrayed in so many other movies.
Unknown to him at first, Hartnett's co-workers and friends take the abstinance ball and run with it as a sub plot, while we watch Josh start to suffer. Throw in a tempting and available new love interest to test his will and the sexual tension heats up.
I found this movie far less offensive than most of the regularly available crud on prime time TV and more tame than you might expect, in terms of sexuality, language etc. Each character was developed enough to make the viewer believe them.
I suppose you could call this a guy movie, but any of us women who have lived with a man, will recognize the dilemma and actions of the main character and his cohorts.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So preposterous, I couldn't finish watching it. January 20, 2009
Format:VHS Tape
An utterly atrocious film. Not only is the premise completely ludicrous, but the (literal) climax of the movie depicts the protagonist being raped -- raped! -- by his spiteful ex-girlfriend, who is awarded a sizable cash prize for her crime. The protagonist is then harangued by his volatile love interest for "cheating" and forced to apologize! And all of this is somehow supposed to be funny. What. The. Hell?! If the roles had been reversed -- if the rape and humiliation of a female protagonist had been portrayed as a comical misunderstanding -- 40 Days & 40 Nights would have been barred from theaters for trivializing sex crimes and poking fun at their victims. How can anyone find this kind of sexual double-standard acceptable, let alone entertaining?
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Days" Is Fun July 6, 2002
Format:DVD
"40 Days and 40 Nights" is a crude, vulgar, at times I guess it can be described as an offensive movie. In other words it's a guy's movie lol. There's something inside me saying, it's wrong for me to like this movie. This is not a "great" movie. I know I've seen much better movies. I consider myself a filmbuff and have seen several American classics and well as several foreign films. But, still, for some reason, despite myself, I like this movie. Then again I always seem to go for movies like this. I like the "American Pie" films. I liked the first "Scary Movie". So there is a side of me that enjoys vulgar humor.
"40 Days and 40 Nights" as most people know is about a guy named Matt Sullivan (Josh Hartnett) taking a vow of celibacy for the lenght the title says. He does this because as a friend tells him "(He's) packed with issues!" He can't seem to get over his girfriend. Every other person he is with he compares to his ex, Nicole (Vinesse Shaw). But, the odd thing is, his way of trying to deal with this problem is by sleeping with them. So, he decides if he can get his mind off sex all of his problems will go away and he'll forget about his ex. But, he meets a girl, Erica (Shannyn Sossamon). Who just further tempts him and makes things worst for him.
One of the reasons I like "40 Days and 40 Nights" is that it seems to have something to say about teen dating and the importance people (of any age) have placed on sex. The film shows how that seems to be the main thing on both guys and girls mind's. There was a line in the movie that Erica gives "God!Why won't he just sleep with me!" That one line is a key line to the film. Teens and other people sometimes refer to sex as merely a casual act. Something you wouldn't even give a second thought too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't expect much January 8, 2004
Format:DVD
Any sex comedy that has come out in the past couple of years seems to fall victim to the same tired set of gags and cliches. This movie is no exception. While it's premise may be original, it's execution is all too familiar.
Sexually frustrated male lead? Check!
Neurotic female who, for some unknown reason, the male is attracted to? Check!
A bunch of one-note friends who's lives revolve around sex? Check!
A stock pile of overused gags including the vexing "boner in public" gag? check!
Predictably, Matt (Hartnett) spends most of the movie trying to tear down the walls Erica (Sossamon) keeps throwing up between them. Half the time I have trouble figuring out what the big deal is each time she storms off upset. Apparently this is very common for Sossamon, who's played the same damn role in every movie I've ever seen her in. Kudos to whoever mentioned the part where she storm's off, forcing Matt to apologize for being raped. If I was Matt, I'd tell her to walk her ass into oncoming traffic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good movie
Published 1 day ago by Robert
4.0 out of 5 stars Josh did a good job here
Josh did a good job here, not quite a chick flick but not a raunchy comedy either.
Published 23 days ago by stix
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie
Published 1 month ago by Ginger
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
it very funny and dirty ...
Published 2 months ago by rose varro
1.0 out of 5 stars so its ok to rape a man...
wow a rape and shame movie of female on male. gee I wonder if this would still be getting the rating s it has gotten if the roles in this story were reversed.
Published 2 months ago by Jerome L. Sievers
4.0 out of 5 stars This movie deserves so much more credit than it's given
Keegan Connor Tracy (who played the Blue Fairy from ABC's TV series Once Upon a Time) lead me to this film. Thank you Keegan. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dan Truong
5.0 out of 5 stars What! You mean they actually do have clothes on?
When I saw this movie the first time I was blown away, seeing myself in his character so much! I was so grateful and respectful that someone in the screenwriting profession was... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars great ensemble acting
Lovely concept, great ensemble acting. A near perfect film for what it tried to accomplish. The ending is muddled which is a shame. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ramona
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 days and 40 nights
Hilarious story I found myself laughing out loud every time I watched this movie. Josh Hartnett did a great job with this role.
Published 3 months ago by Agramma
5.0 out of 5 stars good movie for josh hartnett
funny and amusing movie. must watch this movie. will leave you laughing for quite a while. u won't regret it. good love story
Published 4 months ago by david anderson
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