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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 08/19/2005 , 116min.
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Plot & Details

One man nervously ventures forth into the final frontier in this comedy starring comic actor Steve Carell. Andy Stitzer (Carell) is a cheerfully geeky guy who is settling into middle age with his large collection of comic books, action figures, and collectable models. Andy works in an electronics store, and seems reasonably happy with his life. However, one day his friends and co-workers David (Paul Rudd), Jay (Romany Malco), and Cal (Seth Rogen) discover that Andy has a secret -- due to his rather severe jitters around women, Andy is still a virgin. Andy's pals are appalled at this state of affairs, and set out to find a woman who'd be willing to get horizontal with him. After a number of disastrous dates, everyone thinks Andy has finally struck gold when he meets Trish (Catherine Keener), an attractive single mother who takes an immediate liking to him. What the other guys don't know is that Trish has just gotten out of a bad relationship, and has informed Andy she isn't ready to be intimate with him just yet. The 40-Year-Old Virgin was the first feature film directed by Judd Apatow, who previously served as a writer and producer for the well-regarded television shows Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, and The Larry Sanders Show.

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Comedy Movie Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Catherine Keener Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) Catherine Keener Won

Online Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Online Film Critics Association Breakthrough Filmmaker Judd Apatow Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Judd Apatow Nominated
2005 Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Steve Carell Nominated

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