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40 Days and 40 Nights is a 2002 film directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo, and Vinessa Shaw.
Matt Sullivan (Hartnett) is a skirt-chasing guy who makes a bet with his two friends: That for the period of Lent, he'll give up sex entirely, up to and including keeping himself company. Things go a bit awry when he meets Erica (Sossamon), the girl of his dreams, soon after.
This film contains examples of:
- All Women Are Lustful
- Alpha Bitch: Nicole.
- The Bet
- Betty and Veronica: Erica (brunette but nice) and Nicole (blonde but not so nice).
- Blondes Are Evil: Nicole.
- Boy Meets Girl
- Cheek Copy
- Christianity Is Catholic
- Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: ...but do not expect the same results if attempted in the real world if you are not Josh Hartnett.
- A Date with Rosie Palms
- Dirty Old Man: Matt's boss Jerry.
- Double Standard Rape (Female on Male): Possibly one of the most egregious examples ever.
- Erotic Dream
- Erotic Eating
- "Falling in Love" Montage
- Gag Penis: In the last few days, Matt's knocking things off of the table when he turns.
- Girl-On-Girl Is Hot
- Girl Posse
- Handsome Lech: Matt.
- The Immodest Orgasm
- It's Not You, It's Me: Matt tells Erica something like this when trying to explain his vow of celibacy.
- Jerkass: Pretty much most of the supporting cast. Matt's priest brother John doesn't support or help him stay celibate. Some of Matt's co-workers try to get Matt to break his vow through a number of ways. And Nicole rapes him.
- Karma Houdini: Nicole, as mentioned, effectively rapes Matt and gets the pooled money, and just skankly saunters off into the night.
- Kick the Dog
- The Loins Sleep Tonight
- The Modest Orgasm
- The Mole: Ryan.
- Nature Adores a Virgin
- No Hugging, No Kissing: And no masturbating.
- Parallel Porn Titles: Ryan finds a tape of In Diana Jones and the Temple of Poon.
- Raging Stiffie: See Gag Penis above.
- Black Comedy Rape
- Rape as Redemption
- The Unfair Sex: Matt has to beg Erica's forgiveness for having been raped. Admittedly, a reversal of historical gender politics for raped women.
- Zettai Ryouiki