Fri, May 24, 2002 - Page 11 News List

Movie: 40 Days and 40 Nights 停機40天

STAFF WRITER

Rated PG-13, directed by Michael Lehmann, with Josh Harnett (Matt Sullivan), Shannyn Sossman (Erica Sutton), Paulo Costanzo (Ryan), Adam Trese (John Sullivan), running time: 94 minutes.

Matt Sullivan is a 20-something dot-commer recovering from a devastating breakup. Still missing his girlfriend, he swears off any and all sexual activity for the 40 days of Lent in order to clear his mind. Now, playing second-guess the screenwriter, if you think what follows is 90 minutes of boner jokes, temptations from beautiful women, ribbing from frat-house friends followed by the mushy-gushy discovery of true love, you should put pen to paper and write a better story than Michael Lehmann has filmed here. The problem with 40 Days and 40 Nights is that a good looking guy, who has droves of beautiful women begging to have sex with him and the woman of his dreams falling in love with him is supposed to elicit our sympathy because he's vowed not to touch any of them for a little more than a month. Please!

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