You may remember watching the director’s cut of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and sharing a few laughs with friends, because the final version of the film was released as a comedy, but T40YOV was originally headed in a much darker direction full of murderous subtext and sociopathy. When the filmmakers tested the film with audiences they discovered that audiences laughed at Steve Carrell’s performance no matter how psychotic his character became during the film.
They decided to add some haha (LOL) bits and recut the whole thing as a comedy, and this dark secret ended up on the digital cutting room floor- until right this second. Watch The 40-Year-Old act as originally intended- like a psychopath.
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