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He goes to one of those dating round-robins where a buzzer goes off and you switch tables, giving the movie an opportunity to assemble a little anthology of pickup cliches. She runs a store across the mall, where you can take in your stuff and she'll sell it on e Bay.

Andy knows right away that he really likes her, but he's paralyzed by shyness and fear, and the way she coaxes him into asking her out is written so well it could be in a more serious movie.

In a singles bar, under their coaching, he separates a tipsy babe from the crowd; his alarm should have gone off when she asks him to blow into the breathalyzer so she can start her car.

In a bookstore he asks a cute sales clerk one question after another, which works charmingly until she finds out he has no answers.

Then they rope him into a poker game, the conversation turns to sex, and they look at him strangely when he observes enthusiastically how women's breasts feel like bags of sand. David (Paul Rudd) is still hopelessly in love with a woman who has long since outgrown any possible interest in him; Jay (Romany Malco) is a ladies' man who considers himself an irresistible seducer, and Cal (Seth Rogen) is the guy with practical guidance, such as "date drunks" and "never actually say anything to a woman; just ask questions." All these guys have problems of their own, and seem prepared to pass them on to Andy as advice; listen with particular care to the definition of "aftercourse." Also at work is Paula (Jane Lynch), Andy's boss, a tall, striking woman who is definitely not a 40-year-old virgin; after asking him if he's ever heard of just being sex buddies, she promises him, "I'm discreet, and I'll haunt your dreams."Andy would just as soon stay home and play with his action figures.

But his friends consider it a sacred mission to end his 40-year drought.

Her task in the plot is to end Andy's virginity, but her challenge is to create a relationship we care about. The character Trish is intuitively understanding, but more importantly, she actually likes this guy.

Keener's inspiration is to have Trish see Andy not as a challenge, but as an opportunity.

—this year’s front-runner for the annual Tim-Allen-Christmas-Schlock Award—you turn the page and there’s Elizabeth Banks.But the best reason the movie works is because Steve Carell and Catherine Keener have a rare kind of chemistry that is maybe better described as mutual sympathy.