Day and 40 Nights
Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Monet Mazur, Paulo Constanzo,
and Maggie Gyllenhaal
by: Michael Lehmann
the first thirty minutes the story picks up and supplies some
and of course stud muffin Josh Hairnett, er,
Hartnett is adorable! He handles the part
with a rare charisma. So even this so-so comedy, in his hands,
is pulled up by its chuckles and delivers some actual guffaws.
With a less charming actor 40 Days and 40 Nights would
have been like 40 whacks with 40 whips (something Hartnett's welcome
to explore with me any day baby!).
a post-teen-outta college- looking at career-life movie with a
total twist on the sex-every half a scene scenario so popular
in the genre
..See Matt Sullivan (Josh - breath- Hartnett)
has decided to give up sex for Lent (Catholic religious thing
for Jesus). He's been dumped by his sexbomb girlfriend (Monet
Mazur) - six months ago- and still has recurring anxiety attacks
while he attempts to fornicate (over and over again) with a multitude
of hot chickbabes. Poor thing.
So, to try and purge himself of her and her lasting hold on his
psyche, he decides to give up sex for Lent. Yeah, that's logical.
So Matt gives up sex and all things considered sexual or
sexy. Sure a guy can give up sex for a month or so but giving
up feather tickling the one-eyed wiener man? Or not being able
to spank the erected set once and while? Nadda on the Crisco Oil©
palm massages? Yep, he gives up masturbation, kissing, fondling
co-workers at his Internet Company start up a web site wagering
how many days it will be before he caves. Wagers come in from
around the world. Matt has no idea of his internet status...
as Matt is painfully heading towards day seven of his celibacy
commitment he meets a wonderful girl named Erica (Shannyn- cupie
doll- Sossamon). She's unaware of his vow and thinks he may be
old-fashioned, or gay. When she finally learns the truth behind
his bizarro behavior she agrees not to touch him or to allow him
to touch her until the commitment is fulfilled
they do have a tryst with an orchid that's way sexier than about
eighty percent of the full- on rabid Rhesus monkey sex scenes
films serve up these days! The two caress and play with each via
the petals as we the audience watched with the beads of sweat
growing around our brows. I have to remember to stop and buy an
orchid for my date later
Matt make it the whole 40 days? What do you think? Do you care
you're here to see Hartnett right?
the story remind you of the famous Seinfeld episode yet? Sure,
same story concept but, someone as handsome and available as Hartnett's
character Matt abstaining is way harder to believe then
Jerry Seinfeld. I mean, who wants to even know that man has sex?
Let alone-- and perish the thought of sex with himself ?? Yech.
of Hartnett? Two words
EVIL SEXY! Joshala is like a honey-flavored
bagel, toasted crispy oozing full fat butter
your taste buds. Scrumptious! Yeppo, he sends me into such a tizzy,
I feel like a wingless hornet with a bee in its bonnet.
Sossamon was last in that god awful A
Knight's Tale. She's cute. She better be careful though,
there's already one Winona Ryder and her Erica role here had her
doing an uncanny imitation of the girl interrupted "shopping."
Gyllenhaal from Donnie Darko fame,
plays Erica's confidant gal pal Samantha
Hollywood will give this girl a leading role.
best friend Ryan played by Road Trip cutie Paul Costanzo
supplied some funny one liners and will drive the girls who are
anti-Hartnett looks into their own little euphoric state of being.
He's quirky cute, like the film itself.
line? 40D&40N starts off too slow to really make it
a comedy winner. As it picks up speed the jokes too, come faster
making it actually fun and cute. But alas a tad too late. For
those into Josh of course you will have
to run and see this. He's lookin' spectacular and handles his
role with charm. For those without the desire for two hours of
Hartnett's stone cold good looks wait for the rental.
Recommendation: Starbuck's Mocha Latte