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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Best Comedy of the Year

11th October 2005, Tuesday


As mentioned caught "40 Year Old Virgin" last evening with my lass at our neighbourhood cineplex and it was one "$14" well spent on my part..

Given it's "M18" rating, no irritating brats were permitted to spoil the entire movie for us; and despite our show was screened at 9.05pm on a Monday evening, I was pretty surprised to find half the theater full with audience hoping to unlock the secret on how a 40 year old electronic store stocks manager trying to get laid with the help of his Motley Crew of friends...

In the States, to be still remained a virgin at the age of 30 is already as rare as unearthing fossils or remains of dinosaurs let alone 40...
But what the show was trying to tell the audience was that a relationship was not all about sex, sex and more sex...
There was a lot of American parodies which if you are not as inclined to American humour you would not understand fully the essence of the scripts like in the case of my girlfriend as well as the two girls sitting directly behind me, kept involved their little doubts (cum commentary) over certain parts of the show while their friend still got the cheek to tap on my shoulder to ask me to lower the volume of my laughter...anyway it was not long before I was "floored" by a few more outrageous scenerios in the movie...

My favorite has to be when Andy (the lead character acted by Steve Carrell) was immediately ushered to bed to have a"good time" with his crush and date, the hot grandma from the "ebay" store. Being a virgin he of course had no knowledge of putting on a condom which resulted in his awry experimentations with the condoms his date provided like blowing up into a balloon and tried fitting on only to had the balloon bursting onto his "balls" or using the extra large one to wear it over his arm altogether....
However they did not get down with it as planned as the lady's daughter "crashed" into the bedroom, claiming that they can't have sex when she herself was not allowed to have it...
Meanwhile when the bewildered boyfriend of the daughter saw the opened wrappings of several condoms, and even some condoms' carcasses on his feet, he was totally been blown away by the high libido of Andy as he begged the latter, "you gotta teach me man..."
That was the one scene that drove me and my fellow audience into unstoppable laughter...

Being M18, there were alot of sexual referance and vulgarities (dished out mostly when Andy had his chest hair shaven by the Japanese wax-mistress as well as the 2 ill-bitching sales personnel in Andy's shop which hated his and his friend's guts...one was an Indian, the other Pakistani...they made the Indian hulk in front of me very entertained the entire show)
There were also a few risque scenes of a woman masturbating, several glimpses of pornographic movies been screened as well as a big-chested woman Andy met in the "Date-pa-alooza (Date a Loser)" lunch hour who was pretty theatric with her speech that she accidentally had a "nip slip" from that revealing v-neck blouse she was wearing while Andy kept hinting her in a less discreet way of her "wardrobe malfunction" but to no avail...

The cast was generally unknown and many touted Steve Cassell who was a resident in "Saturday Night Live" and the "Getting Politically Correct with Jon Stewart" show as the next Jim Carrey; but he was not too into slapstick like our rubber-faced comedian but it was through his serious and poignant acting that drew the most laughters from the crowd...
I only recognised a certain Paul Rudd who acted as one of Andy's colleague, Dave who just could not get over the split-up with his girlfriend as he was in "Friends" as Phoebe's boyfriend, Mike.
The colleagues were really funny but the hated boss, Paula was really something as she kept hinting Andy to "bang" her once she found out that he was still a virgin...even mentioned her sexual experience with her Guatemalan (wow it was the 2nd day in a row I mentioned that Central American country) gardener, Javier...man that was classic and Cassell's expression was also true solid-gold moment...

After watching it, I think wouldn't mind watching it again, perhaps getting an orginal, uncensored DVD for this movie...

Oh yeah by the way did I mentioned Andy the virgin collects a lot of toys as well? man...he is like the American "densha otoko"..heeehee
However in the end his girlfriend sold all his collections to raise half a million to spend on the lavish wedding ceremony they had...

The movie still was a great experience for me but for my lass who stayed over last evening, she was not too upbeat for the lack of sleep as she kept waking up in the middle of the night wondering what time she had to wake up...poor girl....

Japanese word of the day: 笑う~wa-ra-u~ (Laughing) Can't stop myself when watching this classic piece of comedy

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