The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It
Director Craig Moss (who brought the world Saving Ryan's Privates) takes aim at the conventions of hit comedies -- and at least one Oscar-winning drama -- and amps up their most memorable moments in search of more laughs in this farcical parody. As the title suggests, the film pokes fun at The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Superbad, but it also takes a few swipes at Slumdog Millionaire, too.
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- Craig Moss
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews; additional featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this straight-to-DVD parody of several Judd Apatow comedies (and a few other films) lacks the heart at the center of those popular feature films; it's replaced by loads of raunchy adult content. Graphic sexual situations and references are a constant (and include "jokes" about rape and child molestation), and the big swear words are in abundance. Teens drink and use drugs, and characters abuse alcohol and drugs. There is some gun and weapon violence.
- Sexual Content
- The movie features heavy nudity and sexual situations, and none of it romantic. Plus jokes about body hair, erections (with prosthetic penises shown), body parts, sex toys, multiple partners, promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, rape, bodily fluids, child molesting, geriatric sex, naked men wrestling, and pie sex. Additionally, there is near-constant sex-talk.
- A small section of the movie parodies the violent video game Grand Theft Auto, with weapons fired and a few dead bodies. This triggers a gang war, with more weapons pulled, shots fired, and corpses. A major character survives a drive-by shooting. Aside from all that, there is some pretty standard comedy slapstick.
- A constant barrage of language, with just about every word and every permutation on every word in the book, including "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "penis," "bitch," "p---y," "ass," "balls," "damn," "God," "asshole," and the "N" word, several times, all in the first 20 minutes.
- Social Behavior
- The original Judd Apatow films at least talked a bit about taking responsibility for your actions, growing up, and taking steps to become worthy of mature relationships. None of that happens in this parody, which is pretty much just a quest to have sex. Characters behave badly, which includes sexual and violent behavior, as well as objectifying and stereotyping, and all without consequence.
- An homage to Grand Theft Auto, and of course all the Judd Apatow films.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The "Sarah" character overindulges in a bar, taking one drink and following it up with many more drinks and finally snorting coke. A secondary character tries experimental drugs, which causes him to grow breasts. Another teen gets a fake ID to buy beer, which he drinks throughout the film.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it