If you were to ignore the dreadful title - a jolly, unexpectedly romantic comedy awaits. While it has a risky title, the movie brings a touching sensitivity to the subject of relationship. I first interested with the movie, because of the funny movie trailer. The trailer made me laugh so hard -- a rare occurance from a trailer.
Steve Carell is Andy Stitzer, a very shy man. He is a virgin, and always having dating disasters with women. His friends are trying to help him to get laid, so he can finally appreciate sex.
Andy's character is pretty much down a sympathetic. I don't see him as a loser, or a weirdo or any stereotypes that people can put up with, but more like a lonely-shy-passionate-dreamer man. This movie basically is about him trying to get laid. I wasn't expecting romance in this movie, but whadaya' know - it's a romantic comedy disguised as a raunchy comedy. I was expecting slapstick, gross out thing, and all that jazz like American Pie but instead I'd get flowing storylines, witty dialogues, chemical reactions between the actors, interesting character developments, and believable romance. While plenty of laughs are drawn out from his embarrasing adventure looking for sex, his friends also provide so much comical timing. I especially like Paul Rudd in this movie (he looks like my ex -- unimportant matter). I've seen him in so many romantic movie, him doing comedy like The Anchorman just really hit the spot. This is a grown-up movie but kind hearted approach to its subject, which makes it curiously upbeat feelgood film with a sense of humor about matters that we're all guilty of taking the subject seriously. The film never loses its sense of taste and decency, nor a sense of romance that might in other movies have been ignored in the pursuit of a cheap gag.
The funniest thing; chest wax scene. His reactions are genuinely real. It is painful...to wax your hair...now you believe how much pain that women bears. Steve Carell doesn't try to be funny. He played it real, as real as a character can be. But his naiveity and jokes that well played, makes this movie a tad bit funny but not overly hilarious. It is a bit long though, when I thought this movie can wrap it out sooner and get to the point. But I enjoyed it and learnt that guys also have a pressure -- so to speak -- to satisfy their peers...not their own.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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