Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) collects action figures, loves playing video games, works in the stockroom of an electronics superstore, rides a bicycle (he can’t drive a car, yet) and has never had sex.
Unlike Wedding Crashers, which loses its edge (and a lot of its humor) early, The 40 Year Old Virgin keeps it up for nearly two hours.Here, 41-year old Carell plays up the dorkiness and turns on the geeky charm as Andy Stitzer, an inventory stocker at a Best Buy clone.Shy doesn't even begin to describe Andy - he "respects" women so much that he stays away from them."It's a personal choice," he says, "and I don't think there's anything wrong with that." The girl thanks Andy for his support, even though it's clear she's desperate to terminate her virginity the first chance she gets. David pulls his pants down and videotapes his backside. Copulating dogs are shown to emphasize how unnatural Andy's virgin status is. Andy fumbles through a mountain of condoms trying to put one on.Amazingly (considering the fact that this is a sex comedy), Andy remains abstinent until his wedding night, honoring—in a very twisted way—the very thing everything and everyone else in the movie relentlessly derides. In addition to all the raunchy visuals, is obsessed with obscene sex talk about everything from anal sex to menstrual cycles to STDs to fetishes to prostitution to statutory rape.