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Matt, Josh Hartnett, who is taking the break-up of his relationship with Nicole, Vinessa Shaw, badly decides to give up sex for Lent. Then he meets the love of his life, Erica, Shannyn Sossamon, but how can he explain to her that he can`t have sex? Word gets out about his vow, and soon he`s being publicised on the internet and bets are being taken about whether he`ll last the distance...I can`t remember a film that`s been as obsessed with sex as 40 Days And 40 Nights. Writer Robert Perez and director Michael Lehmann take for granted the fact that red blooded young men, and women, can`t go without sex for even a few days. Knowing that Matt is currently celibate makes him more interesting to the women he meets at work, and Erica reckons somethings wrong when he doesn`t try to take her to bed. Everyone has sex on their minds in this movie. I suppose that makes it very contemporary and very modern, but it doesn`t make it very funny. Josh Hartnett does his best to make Matt an engaging character, and Shannyn Sossamon is sweet as the puzzled Erica, but there`s really nothing in the film that you haven`t seen in the endlessly repeated trailer.