40 Days and 40 Nights

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"Easier said than done."
  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.6  (75,529)
  • 53

40 Days and 40 Nights is a romantic comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, and Paulo Costanzo. It was released in 2002 and tells the story of Matt Sullivan (Josh Hartnett), a young man who decides to give up sex for Lent after a series of failed relationships. At the beginning of the movie, Matt is still recovering from his recent breakup with Nicole (Vinessa Shaw), a woman he was deeply in love with. He decides to embark on a 40-day period of abstinence from all sexual activity, including self-pleasure, as a way to regain control over his life and his desires.

However, Matt's plan becomes more challenging than he had anticipated when he meets Erica Sutton (Shannyn Sossamon) at a laundromat. Erica is a beautiful and intelligent woman who immediately catches Matt's attention. Despite his initial reluctance, Matt starts to fall for Erica and realizes that he may have to break his vow of celibacy in order to pursue a relationship with her.

As Matt struggles to resist temptation in the face of Erica's charms, he also has to deal with the fact that his decision to give up sex has become a public spectacle. His co-workers at an Internet startup where he works have started a betting pool to see if he can make it through the entire 40 days, and the news has spread to the wider community, with even his priest offering him advice and encouragement.

To make matters worse, Matt's ex-girlfriend Nicole seems determined to sabotage his efforts at every turn, even going so far as to seduce him at a party. As his resolve begins to falter, Matt has to decide whether his commitment to abstinence is worth losing the chance at a real relationship with Erica.

Throughout the film, Matt is aided by his best friend Ryan (Paulo Costanzo), who is more interested in his own sexual conquests than Matt's abstinence. Ryan provides comic relief and moral support for Matt, while also dealing with his own romantic misadventures.

Overall, 40 Days and 40 Nights is a light-hearted and entertaining romantic comedy that explores themes of love, commitment, and the challenges of modern relationships. It features strong performances from its talented cast, particularly Josh Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon, as well as a catchy soundtrack that perfectly captures the mood of the film.

While the movie may not be a cinematic masterpiece, it is a fun and enjoyable watch that is sure to appeal to fans of romantic comedies and anyone who has ever struggled with matters of the heart.

40 Days and 40 Nights is a 2002 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 53.

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    5.6  (75,529)
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