40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Josh Hartnett Matt
Shannyn Sossamon Erica Sutton
Paulo Costanzo Ryan
Adam Trese John
Emmanuelle Vaugier Susie
Lorin Heath Diana
Aaron Trainor Waiter
Glenn Fitzgerald Chris
Monet Mazur Candy
Christine Chatelain Andie
Vinessa Shaw Nicole
Jarrad Paul Duncan
Michael Macabebe Bagel Guy
Barry Newman Dad
Dylan Neal David
Jason Low Merj
Griffin Dunne
Vanessa Shaw
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance; Drama
Director Michael Lehmann
Producer Stuart M. Besser; Tim Bevan
Writer Rob Perez
Studio Miramax; Miramax Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 36 mins
Country USA
Color Color
After a brutal breakup, a young man vows to stay celibate during the 40 days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.

All Movie Guide Synopses:

Following memorable roles in the military action-adventures Pearl Harbor (2001) and Black Hawk Down (2001), young actor Josh Hartnett is propelled to romantic leading man status with this semi-autobiographical comedy from screenwriter Rob Perez. Hartnett stars as Matt Sullivan, a young man smarting over the bitter breakup of his most recent relationship. With Lent approaching, Matt decides to observe the 40-day tradition by abstaining from all sexual contact, including self-gratification. Once his odyssey of discipline has begun, he meets the girl of his dreams, while his ex begins campaigning to get him back. Co-starring Shannyn Sossamon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Vinessa Shaw, 40 Days and 40 Nights inspired another round of controversy between distributor Miramax and the Catholic League, which accused the film of being a "vulgar parody" of Lent. The League previously protested the company's releases of Priest (1994) and Dogma (1999). — Karl Williams

DVD Empire Synopsis:

He's About To Do The Unthinkable. No Sex, Whatsoever, For… 40 Days And 40 Nights

An outrageously sexy comedy starring Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down) andiShannyn Sossamon (A Knight's Tale), 40 Days And 40 Nights isianother hilarious hit from theiproducers of Notting Hill andiBridget Jones's Diary!

On theiheels ofia disastrous breakup andia string of unfulfilling romantic conquests, Matt Sullivan (Hartnett) yearnsito becomesia better, more complete person. In theimidst of his despair, he choosesito test himself byimakingia vow of no sex whatsoeverifor 40 days andi40 nights! With everyone betting he won't finish… andia seductive new girliin his life (Sossamon)… it's all Matt can doito just hold on! Fun, fresh andiwildly entertaining -- you'll agree with critics everywhere who found this sexy comedy adventure totally irresistible!
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Viewing Date 8/26/03
Seen Where Home
Index 383
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/17/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 004
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 786936180862
Chapters 19
Release Date 9/17/02
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Teaser Trailer
Feature Commentary with Director Michael Lehmann, Producer Michael London and Screenwriter Robert Perez