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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director Judd Apatow and actors Seth Rogen, Steve Carell, Gerry Bednob, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jane Lynch, Romany Malco, and Shelley Malil. Rating:7.9/10 (21 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on December 15th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Apatow and Carell point out the bits that are improvised and the unrated footage that has been added back in. Itís a rowdy track as everyone jokes around with each other. They even get Malil to do some of his stand-up routine which is pretty funny. This is a hilarious, entertaining track that is almost as funny as the movie itself and just as filthy!
Reviewed by bone on April 24th, 2006:Find all reviews by bone
A really good job of a multiple person commentary with little talking over each other. The cast goes off on some funny tangents, but always comes back to the movie to give any insights. It was interesting to hear who was responsible for what lines since it appears very little was on the page. I can't believe they brought back the Ebay Store boy, and even more surprised he supplied some big laughs. Not the film school type of commentary by any stretch.
Reviewed by aph86 on June 21st, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
Very funny and informal commentary. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by terrycitizen on January 7th, 2008:Find all reviews by terrycitizen
A commentary track that is almost as funny as the film itself! The banter is great amongst the actors and the director.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on October 9th, 2008:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
I liked this commentary and find this group of people very funny. There is a good balance between scene specific talk and just nonsense that has nothing to do with anything. With so many participants there are some people who fall in the background too much, and I would have loved a more dense commentary with Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd or something. The best parts are where they just ramble on, there is not much of value when they talk about a scene, at least it is way more funny when they go off track, and being funny is kind of the point with this commentary. A very good laugh, but I wanted a little more. 8/10
Reviewed by shadyx8 on September 3rd, 2010:Find all reviews by shadyx8
This is how a commentary on a comedy film should be, extremal high energy with zero blank spaces. Everyone has something funny to say and they seem very comfortable doing it. Its just as funny as the movie.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 23rd, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
People who have already reviewed this commentary seem to have liked it better than I did. It was funny and entertaining, but they spent only half of the track talking about the movie. Especially in the beginning they went off on weird tangents about various stories.

But it was still very interesting, and good things are pointed out, and a lot of discussions about jokes that did not make it, just because the movie was long. I also loved that Jonah Hill was in the room, even though he only had one scene, and they bring that up. And talk about how he got the bit line because he was a big fan of all of the writers earlier work. And how he just got another role he was getting ready to start filming. I think he is a bigger star now than almost everyone else in the film.

So in the end, it is the perfect fun commentary to listen to without watching the film. And it is impressive that so many people contribute and riff, with it being very rare anyone is talked over, or doesnt have anything good to add.