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Matt (Josh Hartnett) is having a hard time moving on six months after his relationship with bombshell Nicole (Vinessa Shaw) ended. He finds himself involved in empty physical relationships that are unfulfilling and ultimately send him fleeing. His solution is to give up sex and anything sexual for the 40 days of Lent. Initially, Matt is empowered by his decision--until he meets stunning Erica (Shannyn Sossamon), the girl of his dreams, at the local laundromat. Erica doesn't know about Matt's vow of abstinence, which impacts their budding relationship. To complicate matters more, Matt's co-workers are determined to literally put their two cents in as well by establishing a betting pool about how long Matt can keep his vow. Hartnett is endearing as the clumsy Matt, who desperately wants to do the right thing. Griffin Dunne stars as Matt's sex-starved boss. Also starring Paulo Costanzo and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film was produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, the team that made NOTTING HILL and BRIDGET JON...
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CastMaggie Gyllenhaal
DirectorMichael Lehmann
Release Date:  2002
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Buena Vista Home Entertainment (September 17, 2002)
Runtime:  1hr 34min
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review by . September 05, 2003
Pros: good message, funny, ridiculous     Cons: cheesy, unrealistic, annoying characters     The Bottom Line: George Michael and 40 Days and 40 Nights agree that "sex is natural, sex is fun." Get me some of those magic flowers!      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. It is an old cinematic convention that women who enjoy sex often end up dead by the end of the film. If a sexy actress put out in whatever …
review by . February 27, 2002
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Pros: Funny Premise.     Cons: Pacing is slow. May be to ribald for some.     The Bottom Line: Good premise and a funny film.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot.    Ah the joys of dating. Who can forget the insecurity, the    late nights, the dining out, the heartbreaks, and the lines people use just go try to get someone in bed? In the new comedy “40 Days and 40 Nights” viewers …
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