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40 Days and 40 Nights Reviews

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½ July 17, 2016
Loved Josh Hartnett in Penny Dreadful (2014-2016ish). Guess that was about fourteen years after this dreadful movie which tried to be funny but was basically just awkward- one long, tasteless sex joke which became boring. Hartnett wasn't horrible in a role that gave him nothing to work with, but the plot was hideous. Plus, someone thought rape would be an amusing way to break the character's fast while simultaneously providing a roadblock to "true wuv." Yuck. If only Harnett could have picked better films.
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½ June 21, 2016
Josh Hartnett breaks up with his girlfriend so he vows to be celibate for Lent. It gets out of hand and gags ensue. This is what you would classify as one of those "cute" comedies. It's essentially a rated R romantic comedy, but it's lacking more comedy than you'd hope for. Pretty forgettable film, skip it if you can.
½ May 21, 2016
An interesting and unique film. Pretty good apart from the rape scene...
April 4, 2016
Just a so-so comedy with a few chuckles.
½ December 13, 2015
A bit raunchy, but overall it's a funny romantic comedy.
July 28, 2015
The characters don't have any interest because of the bad choose that was made about the actors to interpret them, and beyond this this movie couldn't have more cliches that it already have, and with the help of an unoriginal story, 40 days and 40 nights falls into a predictable narrative making this an horrible and uninteresting movie.
July 28, 2015
The characters don't have any interest because of the bad choose that was made about the actors to interpret them, and beyond this this movie couldn't have more cliches that it already have, and with the help of an unoriginal story, 40 days and 40 nights falls into a predictable narrative making this an horrible and uninteresting movie.
½ July 8, 2015
I like these unconventional comedies with no pretences but just a bit of originality and misunderstandings. This one is a good one, for sure.
½ June 19, 2015
Definitely worth the watch. A man whore Josh Hartnett decides to quit the man whore act for 40 days and for some reason people around him have to take an issue with it. Not a whole lot of additional viewing value but an interesting movie, nonetheless
May 17, 2015
A funny film that has a good message and lots of laughs from characters. Josh Hartnett is perfectly cast.
March 10, 2015
The most unlikeable, piece of shit people ever depicted in this misguided comedy.
½ August 15, 2014
(First and only viewing - Teen years)
½ August 2, 2014
While its concept may seem comical to some younger adults, 40 Days and 40 Nights comes off as a sexist and overbearingly unfunny attempt at a sexually-oriented romantic comedy. The plot-line seems absurd and at times, it makes not having sex appear as though Josh Hartnett's character is going through drug withdrawal. Not a good movie.
July 22, 2014
the acting was pretty awful, the plot was completely ridiculous and the characters, especially the ex-girlfriend were all very one-dimensional, it started out as a mediocre film and just got worse and worse
July 2, 2014
I really liked it. Funny love story.
June 16, 2014
It is gross-out humor and no laughs but hartnett is good as is often the case post Perl harbor
May 30, 2014
Pretty funny with an interesting premise and an awesome love story. Josh Hartnett played his part well, and the girl is the perfect "fall in love with" girl (3 views)
½ May 8, 2014
Everything about this film is truly awful and just feels so cheap. Poor Josh Hartnett really hasn't had much success with films. It's not that he's a bad actor, it's just they he always ends up starring in films that end up being a disaster such as Pearl Harbour and the Black Dahlia. He really had the potential to be the next Leonardo DiCaprio. Anyhow 40 Days and 40 Nights is about a heartbroken guy called Matt (Hartnett) who has numerous one night stands in order to get over his ex girlfriend Nicole, but during these one night stands he finds himself unable to focus and misses Nicole. He confides in his brother who is a priest. With Lent coming up, Matt decides to abstain from sex for 40 days and 40 nights with the discouragement of his friends and co-workers who make bets on how long his pledge of celibacy will last. Matt finds himself falling for Erica (Shannyn Sossamon) and enjoys getting to know her without the pressure of jumping into bed.

This film is so dumb and so sexist; Matt is heavily discouraged by those around him, especially his roomate Ryan (Paulo Constanzo) who believes what he is doing is stupid. 40 Days and 40 Nights brings up the whole double standards thing; its ok for women to abstain for sex for long periods of time, but if men abstain from sex it's seen as abnormal. I just kept thinking why is this such a big deal? I actually admire guys who don't go hopping into bed with a girl straight away and actually want to get to know a girl. In this day and age it's easier to get sex than a date, call me old fashioned. We live in a society obsessed with sex and this film epitomises that. It's sad really. For a film that tries to tackle society and men's obsession with sex, the film obsesses about lack of sex. This film really makes waiting a few dates for a sex into such a big deal!

This film is badly acted, badly filmed and badly written. It's more like a soft porno meets low budget flick with pretty but unsuccessful actresses only getting roles as slutty girls. To be honest apart from Josh Hartnett I've never heard of the rest of these actors in the film. I found the whole storyline pathetic and stupid. This is a film that only drunken frat boys who feel pressurised by their mates to have sex with as many girls as possible, will relate to. You can tell that this is a low budget disaster. FYI the soundtrack sucks! I got so fed up of this film that I didn't even make it to the end.

Grade: F
February 3, 2014
1 star!


I love Josh Hartnett but I didn't love this film.
January 3, 2014
a teenage comedy nor better or worse than the lot. Hartnet is a likeable actor so it's watchable and enjoyable is you are under 30.
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