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  • Summary: After his latest relationship disaster, Matt, a guy who's never been able to finish anything, decides to go where no man's gone before and make a vow: No sex. Whatsoever. For 40 straight days. (Miramax)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. It's very funny, terrifically lively and, considering how awful it might have been, surprisingly tender in its portrait of a young guy who learns sensitivity the hard way.
  2. This is smooth and at times even sensual -- a well-oiled machine.
  3. The movie is both exhilarating and depressing. The trouble is, I can't figure out which is more important.
  4. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    50
    Builds up comic force in its first half. But then it blows it, leaving the audience feeling unsatisfied.
  5. Sets out to demonstrate that life is about more than having sex. Inadvertently -- I think -- it ends up showing us just the opposite. As if we didn't already know.
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    This is a smart and witty romantic farce that mixes sweet and sexy with surprising aplomb.
  7. 0
    So eyeball-gougingly awful that you're tempted to give up movies for Lent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. Feb 5, 2012
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I liked it due to its pleasure from a sex comedy and has a fantastic romantic story between the two main characters but in the end, it's not so much of a comedy after you know who rapes Josh Hartnett. Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2014
    0
    Same old boring recycled rom com plot. Not even the no sex rule is new. There's nothing clever or funny about the dialogue. Next time let'sSame old boring recycled rom com plot. Not even the no sex rule is new. There's nothing clever or funny about the dialogue. Next time let's just save some time and send the script straight to the XXX lots so the Hartnett fangirls can have their porn and leave real cinema to the big boys. Expand

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