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Forty days and forty nights is a romantic comedy about Matt Sullivan. Matt has a problem with an obsession with his ex-girlfriend. Nicole, Matt’s ex has just become engaged. Matt is distressed and goes to see his brother to talk about it. Matt’s brother is about to become a priest and advises Matt to go celibate during Lent. This means that Matt cannot have sex for forty days and forty nights. His brother informs Matt that doing this will not make him popular and people may try to make him stray off course. Matt agrees to the challenge believing that his problems will settle themselves out during Lent and he will be cured of his obsession. Matt goes back to his apartment and tells his roommate his commitment to go the forty days and nights. Ryan, Matt’s roommate, starts a bet at work instead of supporting his friend. Everyone in the office places a bet on how long Matt will be able to go without sex.

On the first of the forty days and forty nights Matt meets a new girl named Erica. Erica works as a nanny. Erica and Matt have many ups and downs during their relationship that they have to overcome. Matt has to face his obsession with Nicole head on and defeat for Erica to stay with him. Erica also has a hard time coping with Matt’s quest but, she supports him regardless. The longer that he goes without sex, the more creative he gets on distracting not only himself, but also Erica. The days drag on as his co-workers get more desperate as the fortieth day gets closer. They start planning ways to trick him into actively having an orgasm. Matt commits more to his relationship with Erica and promises she will be the first one that he has sex with first. He has come to fall in love with her.

| 2002 | 1 hr 36 min | 5.6/10 | 53/100
Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo, Adam Trese
Miramax Films (United States), Universal Pictures (International), Alliance Atlantis (Canada)
Michael Lehmann
Produced By
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael London

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