US Release Date: 10-17-2008
Directed by: Sean Anders
- Josh Zuckerman, as
- Amanda Crew, as
- Clark Duke, as
- James Marsden, as
- Seth Green, as
- Alice Greczyn, as
- Katrina Bowden, as
- Ms. Tasty
- Charlie McDermott as
James Marsden as Rex.
You may or may not remember all of those generic 80s teen sex films, like Porky’s, Last American Virgin, A Sure Thing and many more. All involve young men losing their virginity, as if that is the one and only rite of passage to manhood. Obviously the writers of Sex Drive have, as they came up with a completely unoriginal screenplay.
Ian is just out of highschool and works at a donut stand at the mall. The cute girl he works with likes his brother. His 14 year old brother. His other brother, Rex, is obnoxious. He always calls Ian a fag, or any number of derogatory homosexual names. Ian’s best friends are a geeky fat guy and a hot girl he has known since childhood. Yeah, you can already see where this is going.
The three friends take a road trip to meet a girl, Ian met on line who promised Ian sex. They steal Rex’s hot car and head out through the country. They have silly little adventures while Ian and Felicia slowly reveal their feelings for each other. Occasional tit shots are thrown in and plenty of swearing comes out of everyone’s mouths.
Only occasionally do the sex jokes work. My favorite one is when Ian gets dragged on a stage at a country fair. He stands there with other guys while a pregnant girl gives a speech on abstinence. Ian is not paying any attention as he sees the girl dancers changing clothes back stage. He ends up getting a boner on stage next to the pregnant woman, much to the shock of those watching.
I liked the two idiot friends, Andy and Randy, that constantly approach any girl who happens by them with questions like, “Do you wanna party?” “Do you wanna make out with us?” “Is your mom hot too?” “Do you want us to take our shirts off?”
The best part of the movie though, is Seth Green as the sarcastic Amish man. His delivery is perfect. He says his lines so seriously that at first you may not even think he is being sarcastic. Unfortunately, he is only in a few scenes.
Sex Drive may make you laugh a few times, but it is completely predictable. Here is how it ends. The girl did not want Ian for sex, she just wanted to steal his brothers car. The homophobic Rex is actually gay. Andy and Randy turn out to be all talk and no action. Last but not least, Ian and Felicia confess their love for each other, and wait for it............have sex. I bet you never saw those revelations coming?
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