The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Awful spoof has shock-value humor too raunchy for teens.
  • R
  • 2010
  • 82 minutes

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

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.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The hero, Andy, seems like a nice, sensitive guy, but he has no redeeming qualities; he's essentially a doormat. He lets two women walk all over him, never takes a stand on anything, never changes, and spends the entire movie trying to have sex. The rest of the supporting characters are far worse.

Violence

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.

Sex

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.

Language

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.

Consumerism

An homage to Grand Theft Auto, and of course all the Judd Apatow films.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

What parents need to know

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMovieMan26 October 11, 2010

Horrid, disgusting, and stupid

This is an awful film. I'm not going to review any more about it. Parents: If, for some extremely aberrant reason, you find yourself or your child watching... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byImnotateenbutgood September 15, 2012
Teen, 13 years old Written bymannymateo10isback December 26, 2010

extremely, colorful inappropriate!

this is one of the awful, horrible, not funny, lamest movies ever made, all they show is too many sex scenes which people are not allowed to be seen, i just can... Continue reading

What's the story?

Andy (Bryan Callen) is a 41-year-old virgin. His friends discover his secret and set out to help him have sex. He meets Kim (Noureen DeWulf), and they make a connection, but she suddenly gets a job offer in Hawaii. He also meets Sarah (Mircea Monroe), who seems ready to have sex with him, but one of his friends, "Blaqguy" (Marque Richardson II), who has "Benjamin Button" disease, beats him to it and impregnates her. She thinks it was Andy's fault and runs away to Hawaii. He follows her, but finds Kim there and must decide between the two girls. Meanwhile, Andy's roommates are on a "Superbad" adventure of their own, which involves beer, cops, gang fights, and other types of debauchery.

Is it any good?

This movie totally fails as a spoof of the Judd Apatow movies, because it fails to comment upon them in any way. It merely re-creates a few of their most famous scenes, with new "punchlines," often involving sexual images or throwing around a few "f" bombs. Likewise, the Apatow movies employed humor based in human emotions, but here the humor is all shock-related. It just tries to see how naughty it can be.

Of course, it's possible for movies to be naughty and good at the same time -- the Apatow movies, for example -- but this movie is mainly insulting, unfunny, vile, and irritating. There's no joy in its bad behavior... just badness.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the idea of a "parody" or a "spoof." What makes a parody or a spoof work? Does this one work? What does it have to say about the original films?

  • The humor in this film is the "shock" type, which is designed to make you laugh by catching you off guard. Did it work? If so, how? Do you remember what was funniest, if anything?

  • Was the sexy stuff in the movie appealing, or disgusting? Why?

  • Characters drink a lot in this movie, and it makes them do stupid things. Do you think the movie advocates drinking or is against it?

Movie details

For kids who love misfits and goofy guys

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