Translates your average bad teen comedy into a below-average adult romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 1/5
Mildly amusing Josh Hartnett sex comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Lehmann and screenwriter Rob Perez milk this idea for everything it's worth.
This tedious romantic romp is based on a single idea--a hunk (Josh Hartnet) abstaining from sex for the duration of Lent--extended to the limits of a feature-length picture.
| Original Score: 1/4
Even by the relatively relaxed standards of teen sex, or no sex, farces, 40 Days and 40 Nights is painful to watch.
| Original Score: D
They could have easily made yet another gross-out comedy, but instead the laughs are born of clever writing and likable characters.
| Original Score: 3/4
Finds a way to present a light-hearted sexual comic fairy tale, then derails itself with bad romantic comedy fallbacks.
| Original Score: 4/10
This movie was about the most excruciating hour and a half I've endured recently.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A reasonably intelligent adult comedy.
This film would've been a lot funnier if the filmmaker's had shown the slightest bit of imagination in terms of the plot's comic possibilities.
It's a collection of guy humor, no more and no less.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
In places 40 Days is actually quite witty but one can't help feeling that both Hartnett and Lehmann ... deserve better than this.
Mean-spirited, ugly little movie.
The movie reminded me of a beer commercial during a football game, with about as much depth but not nearly the wit.
| Original Score: 4/10
One half is a characteristic sex farce, the other a surprisingly genuine and amiable romance.
| Original Score: C
Hartnett's pitch-perfect sexual panic can be hilariously funny.
A sex comedy starring Josh Hartnett is almost guaranteed a mainstream following. But that hasn't kept Lehmann from giving 40 Days the look and feel of a spirited, independent comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A slight but enjoyable-in-the-moment cataloging of one guy's battle with libido... [that] never manages -- or, sadly, seems to aspire -- to anything more than breezy diversion.
Hartnett and Sossamon resonate a natural chemistry that infuses this mixed affair with uncommon humanism and sex appeal.
Given its drastically contrived nature, the script gets further than I expected.
| Original Score: C+