Effects are generally authentic, interiors have convincing acoustics, and scenes set in apartments or confined spaces are actually involving.Unfortunately, the entire film doesn't take place in a small room.
Slight twitches, realistically tormented expressions, and a series of emotionally-defensive gestures make his portrayal of Andy sympathetic instead of pathetic.
If you're one of those people, you may find 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' tough to sit through at times.
Regardless, enduring any discomfort is well worth watching 'The 40 Year Old Virgin.' It’s both an extremely funny romp and a heartfelt riff on an aging, cliché-ridden genre.
It becomes painfully clear that Andy may be the only one properly equipped to deal with women because his misadventures in the adult world have stripped him of the traits and views that have left his peers wallowing in cynicism.
This inherently truthful revelation injects the film with the sort of universal honesty that’s sorely lacking in other similarly-themed genre films.