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Trish’s House from “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”

Apr 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

 

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Two weeks ago, on the recommendation of fellow stalker Owen, the Grim Cheaper and I finally sat down to watch the 2005 comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin.  I have no idea why we avoided seeing the flick for as long as we did, but I have to say that we both ended up absolutely loving it.  It’s sweet, light-hearted, and laugh-out-loud funny.  It seems that not everyone was a fan, though.  A few months back, fellow stalker Lavonna, who is a major Steve Carell aficionado, told me an absolutely hilarious story about The 40-Old-Virgin that I just have to share!  Apparently, and unbeknownst to her, Lavonna’s husband decided to watch the movie while he was home by himself one day.  He never mentioned anything about it to Lavonna, but when their daughter Melissa went to watch the flick a few weeks later she opened up the DVD box to find a note taped inside which read, “I want that two hours of my life back! – Dad”  LOL LOL LOL  Love it!  That so sounds like something my father would do!

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Anyway, when fellow stalker Owen told me that he had tracked down the residence where Andy Stitzer’s (aka Steve Carell’s) girlfriend, Trish (aka Catherine Keener), lived in the flick – along with pretty much every other locale used in the movie – I dragged the GC right on out to stalk the place.  Thank you, Owen!

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Sadly, Trish’s house has become a bit run-down since the filming of The 40-Year-Old Virgin took place back in 2005.  While the property was pretty adorable in the movie, the paint is now, unfortunately, faded and peeling, the front yard has become quite overgrown, and weeds are currently growing through the many cracks in the driveway.  Such a shame!  The residence was just sold this past November, though, so I am hoping that the new owner will give the place some much-needed TLC and restore it back to its onscreen condition.

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One VERY odd thing that I noticed after I returned home and scanned through the movie was that the home’s front door seems to have been moved since filming took place.  As you can see in the above screen capture and photograph, in The 40-Year-Old Virgin the front door was located perpendicular to the street, facing the apartment building next door, but it has since been moved kitty-corner to where it used to be and is now situated facing the street.  Very, very strange!

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I think the inside of the house, which you can see photographs of here, was also used in the flick.  Either that or producers modeled the set of Trish’s residence very closely to that of the home’s real life interior.

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The home’s real life backyard also appeared in the flick during the montage scene which showed Andy and Trish’s first twenty dates.

Big THANK YOU to fellow stalker Owen for finding this location!  Smile

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  Smile

Stalk It: Trish’s house from The 40-Year-Old Virgin is located at 4433 Cartwright Avenue in Toluca Lake.

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  1. MM says:

    I just went by here recently to check it out and it’s not there anymore. they demolished it : /

  2. Becky says:

    Did they move the front door? Was thinking the same thing as John regarding that palm tree. Same goes for the big tree on the right side of the house that is missing now… where was it before? It makes me sad to see such a cute house in horrible condition now. I love the style of homes in southern CA, and wish I could find one like that here in TX…

  3. lavonna says:

    Hahahaha I just read this post…funny! Yep husband included that note!

  4. Owen says:

    I’m glad you got around to seeing the movie. And I’m glad you and the GC enjoyed it … unless you didn’t really like it and were just sparing my feelings! Anyway, just wanted to share one additional tidbit about this house: It appears in the first few seconds of the trailer for the 2008 Adam Sandler movie “Bedtime Stories,” yet it never shows up in the movie! Weird. You can see the house in the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-6N1NZrQAQ

  5. John (Bay Area) says:

    The other crazy thing is that palm tree in front of the porch. In the movie, its only waist high, and today its as tall at the house! I didn’t think a palm tree like that could grow that fast in 6 years.

    • Lindsay says:

      I know! The GC and I were talking about that, too. I think it might be a different tree, though, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as the tree that is there now looks like it has been there for decades.


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