Andy Stitzer is content with life. He has a nice apartment and a steady job. His sex-crazed friends make it their mission to break his lifelong chastity. He becomes interested when he meets single mom, Trish.
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The most widely available edition of "Virgin" is the Unrated cut, which extends its length to 133 minutes - a staggering runtime for a comedy about a middle-aged man trying to have sex for the first time. As scene after scene of spliced together improv bits adds up, a kind of narrative inertia sets in, and one understands that Judd Apatow's worst enemy as a filmmaker and storyteller might just be Judd Apatow.
Completely hilarious at every turn, and the Apatow's shagginess works much better in a sketch TV aesthetic here than in his later, ostensibly more polished films. It's true the film has "heart," but that unfairly overshadows how damn funny this is. Rogan, Rudd, and particularly Malco make this. I'm struggling to think of a funnier supporting performance than Malco's here.
A movie for made for us nerds, not so much the jock minded. Carell is terrific, my favorite Steve Carell film. Started a rebirth of comedy in the 21st century after a hiatious of mostly non funny films (most terrific comedies produced in the 70s and 80s), modern comedy movies suffering as much as american action movies.