Haunted Flower reviews Apatow-spoof comedy, 41 Year Old Virgin


The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It
1 Disc Widescreen being released June 8, 2010

“The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It” was written and directed by Craig Moss. It stars Bryan Callen, formerly of MADtv as Andy who is a virgin and goes through elements of the plot lines from “40 Year Old Virgin”, “Superbad”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “Knocked Up”, and even a bit from “Funny People.”

Andy after being accosted by his friends and after a date falls through with a girl he connected with named Kim (Noureen DeWulf) repeatedly meets up with Sarah (Mircea Monroe) at a bar where she gets really drunk celebrating and comes home with him after much projectile vomit. Sarah comes back the next day pregnant, but it isn’t Andy’s baby. Also a Jonah Hill look-alike (Steven Sims) is running around and McAnalovin (Austin Michael Scott) is stuck with a couple of crazy cops.

Besides Judd Apatow flicks, some other movies alluded to in this spoof are “Slumdog Millionaire” (McAnalovin has to jump into poo and the film finishes up with a “She’s a Ho” instead of “Jai Ho” dance number), “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, Verizon Wireless (“Can you hear me now?”), and the Most Interesting Man Beer commercials.

As far as spoof comedy goes, at least the story flows ok. Sometimes spoofs are just stories and sometimes they are just minor skits loosely stuck together and this one does blend both of those formats well to incorporate outside the genre jokes as well as this tribute to Judd Apatow’s brand of romantic comedy. Everything about it is extreme and gross-out humor, swearing, and sexual humor abounds. Very silly, but better than some of the stretched out spoof films out there like “Date Movie” or any “Scary Movie” after the first one. Some of the humor is REALLY nasty, but there is an audience out there for it that would like it. It went a little too far for me at times, but overall I find a lot of it to be funny.

Bonus Features:

There is a fourteen minute long making of the movie where they talk about getting a choreographer for the Ballywood sequence and that the director’s wife is one of the Kr