The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

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Corrected entry: Although the scenes showing poor Andy's erection spitting up urine onto his face when he tries to pee are pretty funny, they're also impossible. When a man gets an erection, a little plug moves into place to block his urethra, since men have only one tube for urine and sperm. Which means a man can't urinate when he's fully erect.

Correction: As a man that has awaken with an erection, I can confirm that it is possible to urinate with a full erection.


Corrected entry: When Andy crashes through the billboard, pieces of drywall and chalky dust can be seen all over the place. Real billboards aren't made from drywall, which doesn't last long in the rain. Also, if you freeze-frame just before he crashes through the second side of the billboard, you can see where the drywall was scored or pre-cut to facilitate the stuntman breaking through. (02:01:25)

Correction: If you have to use slow motion its not a mistake.

Corrected entry: Just before Andy runs his bike into the billboard truck, if you watch it in slow motion you can see that he starts flying off the bike before he hits the billboard truck. (02:01:25)

Correction: The requirement to use slow motion invalidates this "mistake" per the rules of this site.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the actual movie - BEFORE the montage - Andy's chest hair has miraculously grown completely back, with no evidence that it had been waxed. Even if some hair had grown back, there would have been a marked contrast (and a noticeable dividing line), between the parts not previously waxed and the new growth in the waxed area.

Wayne C.

Correction: We don't know how much time passed between the bicycle accident and the wedding. There could have been enough time that all his hair grew back to full length and there would be no difference.

Corrected entry: When Andy and Trish are on a date at the chinese restaurant, Andy starts to drink his Budda Punch, yet in the next shot, as the man askes the waitresses to sing happy birthday to his daughter, we can see the Budda Punch glass is suddenly back down on the table. (01:08:50)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: There's a good 5 second cut between when we see Andy with the Buddha cup to when it cuts back to him after showing them beginning to sing. He had plenty of time to put it down.

Corrected entry: At the very beginning, when they show Andy's alarm clock it hits 7:00 and if you look at the little light that shows the time its P.M. is lit, saying it should be 7:00 in the evening, but he is waking up in the morning to go work at the store.


Correction: It is not uncommon for people to just set their clock to the time and not worry about whether it reads AM or PM.

Corrected entry: Jay told Jill that the dating card belonged to Andy, but wouldn't she recognize her own boyfriend's writing?

Correction: Just because they are dating does not mean she can identify his handwriting.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the waxing scene when Dave says "you look like a man-o-lantern" and you see the shot of Andy, only one nipple is waxed. But in the bathroom scene with Beth, he has both nipples waxed.

Correction: Look again. Steve Carrell really did have his chest waxed for that scene, and all scenes of his waxed chest were filmed after that. It is the same pattern in all the shots.


Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film, Andy and his neighbor discuss their plans to watch "Survivor" together the following night. The subsequent dialogue at Andy's office makes it very clear that the current day is Monday, and therefore tomorrow would be Tuesday. However, "Survivor" airs on Thursday.


Correction: Who is to say that they are not watching the repeats of Survivor on The Outdoor Life Channel. It comes on about 3-4 days a week.

Corrected entry: In the scene where David is chasing Andy around the building after everyone found out he was a virgin, Andy tries to open the back door to smart tech but finds it locked. But when Haziz comes out for a smoke he easily opens the door after being asked repeatedly and forcefully to leave. (00:17:30)

Correction: He unlocked it from the inside so he could go back in after his smoke.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie when Andy and Trish have decided to wait 20 dates to have sex, You see the calendar on his fridge showing the dates they've had. The calendar is very strange in that it only has 6 days in each week, and thus has 6 weeks in that month. There are numbers on every day of the calendar, so its not that the calendar combine weekends into one box or anything.

Correction: The calendar is a customized, self-printed calendar (could be done with Excel) which only purpose is to track the dates. The real weeks, weekdays and weekends are not important for this.


Corrected entry: When Andy's friends are playing Mortal Kombat, the arena that they are fighting in changes. In one shot they are in one area ("man, there's a dead body in my way"), then all of a sudden they are on a different level. It isn't a lower level of the game (which that game is known to have), because they started on the lowest level.

Correction: In Mortal Kombat, there was a gimmick in the game that you could uppercut someone and they would be thrown through the ceiling and appear in a level (along with their opponent) above them. You don't go from upper to lower levels, you do just the opposite.

Corrected entry: For understandable reasons, when we cut to the close up of Andy's face during the waxing scene, no strips are actually taken off, though he reacts three times. You can tell because no additional hairless sections are evident when we cut back to the full shot, and because seven patches are taken off during the entire scene, which matches his body as well as the number of used wax strips lying on the bed. If he had actually been waxed during the close-up, he would have had ten patches.

Correction: Just as it is a frequent directorial decision to show action from multiple angles, in order to show the action from a different perspective, it is also common to show people's reactions to the single action, or sequence, repeatedly to heighten and enhance the drama or humor of the situation.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: During the chest waxing scene, the woman doing the waxing is really laughing after the first pull. She manages (barely) to control herself during the next ones.

Correction: The woman laughs when she rips the hair off a grown man's chest - well this is not unrealistic at all, and quite surprising that she doesn't laugh some more with the next couple of tugs. Regardless, this is not a film mistake.

Super Grover Premium member

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Andy: Yeah, they were nice. You know, when you, like, you grab a woman's breast and it's ... And you feel it and ... It feels like a bag of sand when you're touching it.

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Trivia: For Andy to get rid of the Teen Wolf look, actor Steve Carell's chest hair is really waxed by an actress, who is a non-professional waxer. Because there would only be one take of this disturbingly amusing scene, they set up five cameras - one on his 'friends', one over Andy, one on the waxer, one for wide shots, and one for close-ups of his chest. This scene was not scripted, so when the waxer laughs and Andy's friends are totally cracking up it was for real. Though it was strongly suggested to Steve to first trim his chest hair or to take a pain reliever before the taping, he refused, wanting to have the full cringe-effect caught on tape. In one close-up a bit of blood is actually seen bleeding up to the surface - it is not CGI. It took about seven weeks for his hair to grow back, much to chagrin of his wife, who wasn't crazy about his 'chest smiley'.

Super Grover Premium member

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Question: Does anybody know what game the two guys are playing in Andy's apartment, the part where they are saying "you know how i know your gay?" Graphics-wise it looks like X-box, but they are holding N64 trident style pads.

Answer: The video game being played is Mortal Kombat: Deception. It is available for PS2, Gamecube, and XBOX. Based on the controller, I would say they are playing the Nintendo Gamecube version.


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