40 days and 40 nights
After his last relationship broke off, Matt seeks rescue in sex… loads of sex… until one night his ceiling starts to crack. At least, that’s what he sees. From that moment, every time he’s about to have sex, he starts seeing cracks in the ceiling and he’s hardly able to have sex anymore. Completely desperate, he looks for a solution and finally finds one with his brother who’s a priest: he will have no sex nor anything that’s related to sex for the next 40 days and nights.
The first one to find out about Matt’s newfound “religion” is his roommate who finds no better idea than to inform his colleagues at work who immediately set up a website where people can place bets on which day Matt will have sex again. Before long, Matt’s idea starts to lead its own life and people start doing whatever they can to get him to have sex (or not). Meanwhile, Matt meets a new girl who he really likes and at first it seems like not having to have sex makes things a lot easier. But for how long… ?
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is really good with decent contrast, level of black, no compression errors nor edge enhancement. Only minor downpoints are the fact that the colors are rather cold (mostly blue and greenish colors) and a certain amount of grain.
The soundtrack is really neutral here. The surround channels are hardly used, the subwoofer completely not, while front speakers bring some music and center speaker gives clear and understandable dialogues. The standard track for this type of movie.
If you think an audio commentary track by the director and a teaser trailer are extra’s, then you’re in for a treat. If you’re like the rest of the world, you’ll find things very skinny on the extra’s part.
40 Days and 40 Nights has a plot where a director and script writer can do a lot with and in my personal opinion I found things a bit too meagre for what they could have done with the storyline. Still, all in all it’s a pretty entertaining – though very predictable – movie that’s certainly worth renting.