Wednesday, June 19, 2013
1859 - The 40 Year Old Virgin
Today's my day at home to get some office work done so I'm also re-watching some much loved classics. I rewatched this last year with the commentary but it's been a LONG time since I've watched the actual film - and it's a good reference for something I'm developing. This is a cast that would be hard to assemble today if you look at the tremendous talent that's in all of the supporting roles. What I love about this is that it's, technically, a dirty movie but it's done with such a sweetness. Steve Carrel is just goddamn delightful here. You buy into him and his situation without a second thought. It's so interesting to look at how far Apatow has come since this, especially visually. No offence to him or his team, but it's not a great looking film - it's not overly cinematic - which makes sense since I believe all his directing experience up to this point was in sitcom, and this absolutely looks like it.
If you haven't seen this it's kind of a classic by this point. If you're a fan of comedy you owe it to yourself to check it out.