40 Days and 40 Nights


Love, predictably, conquers all-or almost all-in 40 Days and 40 Nights, the newest sex comedy in a long string of Hollywood sex comedies. Directed by the guy who made Heathers and written by first-timer Rob Perez, the film has a profoundly goofy premise: Soft-spoken Web-design whiz Matt (Josh Hartnett) swears off sex for Lent. The premise, of course, is just a premise, and this one could have made a profoundly dopey movie. But thanks to a good-natured script, sharp direction and immensely appealing lead performances, it turns out to be smart and genuinely funny. Continue reading