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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002).

What did we all think of this notorious and controversial early 00s romantic Hollywood sex (black) comedy, directed by Michael Lehmann (of the great "Heathers" (1989) flick) and with Josh Hartnett (The Faculty, Halloween H20, Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin and others) in leading role?

Also, as notorious as the final denouement of the film is, the intimate female on male this time assault and the fact that it was played for laughs, was it really THAT offensive to you and did the movie really imply that in such cases it is in any way, like many suggest, "OK" or even "not that terrible" etc? Did it ruin the film and also make you go mad? Or were you not that offended by it?

I'm not saying what Nicole did was in any way "right", hell yeah, it was cruel, terrible, selfish etc, done for very also self centred reasons and had no excuses behind it, it was illegal and whatnot.

But was it really in need of such an outrage and controversy it caused? What if some thing else say happened including maybe murder or an act of another form of physical violence and it was also played for laughs, or was this issue really a lot more sensitive for some folks, ignorant others for instance notwithstanding?

But besides that part, how good or not good was the movie, cheers. In your opinion of course.


You could have put this post on the movie page. It's still one of my favorite romantic comedies of all time.