40 Days and 40 Nights

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40 Days and 40 Nights is a 2002 film about a young man vows to stay celibate during the 40 days of Lent because of a brutal breakup, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.

Directed by Michael Lehmann. Written by Rob Perez
One man is about to do the unthinkable. No sex. Whatsoever. For... 40 Days and 40 Nights. (Taglines)

Matt Sullivan

  • I almost fucked an outlet today.
  • You stupid, stupid... silly little person.
  • Wait, wait. Don't go to sleep yet. We got to talk about something. [pause] Stickers. Do you like stickers?


  • Dude, you've got to tell her. Seriously. You can pass off two dates without a kiss as being old fashioned – you go three and you're a homo.
  • Do you know how many hours I spent looking for for my "Temple of Poon" tape. One. That is a long time to be looking for porn, Matt, what the fuck is going on.
  • This is a photocopy of Candy's ass? You're gonna call her, right?


  • Mandy: [describing the importance of women's power of abstinence] Women have been doing this since... the beginning. It's all part of the system. But you're taking the power and you're fucking with the system. Now, you realize that we can't let this happen, hmm?
  • Candy: [describing the typical sexuality of men] They're like animals; their whole lives revolve around their penises.
  • Jerry Anderson: I've jerked off three times since lunch and I've still got this fucking hard-on.


Ryan: One – you can't do it. You just can't. This isn't a personal attack towards you, I'm just saying that no man can do it, it goes against nature. The male was biologically designed to spread his seed. You're gonna piss off the seeds Matt! It goes against science! You wanna be the guy who goes against science?
Matt: And two?
Ryan: And two, are you out of your fucking mind? You're the guy who can't finish a sandwich, you think you can go 40 days? Did your brother put you up to this?
Matt: No – in fact he's been about as supportive as you are. Look, this doesn't affect you in any way.
Ryan: Oh, this affects everybody...

Ryan: Okay, I know you have some Nicole issues right now but...
Matt: I do not have any Nicole issues.
[Ryan picks up an old picture of Matt and Nicole]
Ryan: 'Hi, I'm one of the many pictures of Nicole that still infest Ryan and Matt's apartment after six months'. I mean she's hot Matt, I don't mind looking at her, all I'm saying is – you have issues.

Matt: Have you ever noticed a crack in my ceiling?
Ryan: Dude, you're action packed with issues.

Erica: If I told you, "Don't think about the color red", what would you think about?
Matt: Sex.

Nicole: Hey, Bagel Guy.
The Bagel Guy: You know my name?

Duncan: She said I looked like Lionel Ritchie.
Neil: Well that's great!
Duncan: No it's not.

Matt: You gotta... You gotta light a candle or something.
John Sullivan: I'm not gonna light a candle so you can feel better about getting laid!

Matt: Listen, isn't part of the priestly thing giving relationship advice?
John Sullivan: Relationship advice, yes – sex advice, no. Part of the priestly thing – and stop calling it that – is not to have sex, remember?
Matt: It's funny. I didn't say a thing about sex.
John Sullivan: Sure you did...
Matt: No, I didn't. I guess thinking about sex is part of the priestly thing – at least for some.
John Sullivan: Get out.
Matt: Fine.

Susie: [after hearing Matt's obviously fake orgasmic moan] What the fuck was that? Did you come?
Matt: Uh... yeah.
Susie: No you didn't. You faked it.

Ryan: Do you like her?
Matt: Yeah.
Ryan: So why do you not wanna fuck her?


  • One man is about to do the unthinkable. No sex. Whatsoever. For... 40 Days and 40 Nights.
  • This March, sex takes a holiday.


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