Friday, October 17, 2008

Sex Drive

Genre - Comedy
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 108 minutes
Rated R (for crude & sexual content, nudity, and language)
Directed by Sean Anders
Written by Sean Anders & John Morris
Cast Includes:
Josh Zuckerman (who played the young Dr. Evil in the third Austin Powers movie. He was also in Feast & Surviving Christmas)
Clark Duke
Amanda Crew (Final Destination 3 - she is also in the up-coming The Haunting in Connecticut)
Katrina Bowden
Seth Green (Oz from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, Scott Evil in Austin Powers 2 & 3, Idle Hands, Knockaround Guys, Without a Paddle, The Italian Job - as well as next year's sequel The Brazilian Job)
James Marsden (Cyclops in the X-Men films, The Notebook, Superman Returns, last year's Re-make of Hairspray, and Enchanted

Rating: 3 Skulls

Plot Summary:

Determined to lose his virginity, 18-year-old Ian grabs two pals and drives from Chicago to Knoxville, Tennessee to meet Ms. Tasty, the girl of his dreams... or at least that's what she seems like on Facebook.
Sweetening the deal is the fact that she's offered to go "all the way" as long as he can make it all the way to see her, of course.


If you know me, then you know that I rarely see comedies in the movie theatre. However, I just watched Superbad (see prior post) the other day, and then I saw a trailer on TV for Sex Drive, and the trailer stated it as "the Superbad of 2008" So, how could I not go and see it in the theatre?
(I mean, after all, I missed out on the audience laughter that I am sure must have accompanied Superbad, so I was looking forward to the "theatre experience" of Sex Drive)

I am sorry to say, that this movie is nowhere near as funny as Superbad! I mean, it has its moments, but overall it is nothing that needs to be seen in the movie theatre.

In my opinion, James Marsden & Seth Green stole the movie. Pretty much every scene that they were in, I laughed. Other than that, it's a wait for DVD.



the jaded viewer said...

I saw this first day. There were a few ha ha moments but definitely like you said nothing compared to Superbad.

Eurotrip is an oldie in the similar vain. You should check that out.


thebonebreaker said...

I didn't like Eurotrip, when it came out - perhaps one day I'll give it another shot :-)