Mineshaft Gap

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Apatow is better than McKay.

40 Year Old Vigin is the best of all the frat pack movies for a simple reason, and his name is Judd Apatow. Yeah I know that Freak and Geeks was amazing and that Undeclared was too, but his days on broadcast are done with, folks. Judd is now a movie director.

This film is so much better than the utterly disapointing Wedding Crashers (which had about 15 minutes of funny dispersed into a 100 minute film), mostly because the writing from Carell and Apatow is just so damned likable. You have to have the character arcs of Wedding Crashers to even begin to stand Vaughn and Wilson, but this set of guys comes off as sweet even if they aren't boyscouts.

So can Steve Carell carry movies now? I'd like to think so, but you can't tell from 40 Year Old Virgin. This is the height of goofy ensemble comedy, with probably your best improvising cast this side of Christopher Guest. It actually manages to be genuinely
affecting and of course, the best ending of any comedy this year.

Post-The 40 Year Old Virgin Top 10:
1. Last Days
2. Hustle & Flow
3. Kung Fu Hustle
4. Batman Begins
5. Grizzly Man
6. Happy Endings
7. Layer Cake
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin
9. Sin City
10. March of the Penguins

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