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40 Days and 40 Nights Reviews

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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.
January 3, 2014
Pretty funny movie at times! Just average though overall, worth the watch for sure though
½ December 16, 2013
I literally hate this movie
½ October 28, 2013
Translates your average bad teen comedy into a below-average adult romantic comedy.
½ October 20, 2013
So dumb! I actually feel dumber for having watched it. Not at all clever. Not that conscious of women as people rather than objects or merely types. And trying super hard to be quippy and clever and hip. But failing. Also, super 90's- from the clothes to the websites. This has nothing to do with the badness of the movie, just an aside.
October 6, 2013
Photography is well lit picking up the fine details of the actors as they perform the emotions and feeling that crash through the story. Temptation and someone trying to go straight makes for a laugh fest that is very young and teenage in style yet will make all laugh, as we, can remember. One should never give of ones self unless there is a commitment, which then is truth. Nibbles: Oysters.
September 14, 2013
well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch,...i think that josh hartnett plays a good part throughout this movie..this has got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie..i think that the diretor of this romance/comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie..its got a good cast throughout this movie n this is a enjoyable romance/comedy movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast throughout this movie.....i think that the soundtrack throughout this movie is pretty good.....i think that this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie......i think that this is a really well directed movie 2 watch i think that this is such an enjoyable romantic comedy movie 2 watch its got a great cast thorughout this movie....i think that this is a funny movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie i think that this is a really enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie.....i think that the soundtrack throughout this movie is pretty good thorughout this movie i think that this is a really enjoyable movie 2 watch its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch its so funny to watch its a really well directed/acted movie 2 watch its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie i think that this is an enjoyable romance movie 2 watch its so funny to watch with a good cast throughout this movie
August 23, 2013
Popcorn rom-com. Nothing very special.
July 15, 2013
Good date movie - the story is fun and the movie is well done
½ July 10, 2013
Gotta be one of the worse films I've seen in my life.
June 27, 2013
I know I like this movie more than I should, but at least 50% of that is the hotness of Shannyn Sossamon, who I've really dug in the few films I've found her in.

Cute stuff, has some amusing moments and is a light way to spend an evening.
May 30, 2013
I never saw it, i got confuse with 30 days of night
May 19, 2013
This movie would have been more interesting, engaging and possibly even more plausible if had begun with the discovery that the storm was going to happen at some time in the future. We should have seen the decision to build the ark, and the entire process of doing so. What was released as "40 Days and 40 Nights" should have been whittled down to a 30-45 minute climax of this more in depth movie.
½ May 17, 2013
This was funny. Better than a lot of these stupid teen comedies.
½ April 10, 2013
This was a good movie!
½ March 10, 2013
Was A Funny Film. Not Fantastic But Funny In Places.
February 27, 2013
this is a great movie!
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