Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sex Drive (2008)

IMDB Link:
Sex Drive

Directed By:
Sean Anders

Summing It Up:
A high school senior heads out on a road trip with his friends to try and lose his virginity with a girl that he met online. Ridiculousness ensues.

Quick Thoughts: 
On this particular night, I was in the mood to watch some comedies, as I needed a good laugh. I've always been a fan of a good sex comedy, and some friends had told me that Sex Drive was worth a watch. I figured that, good or bad, it's on Instant Watch, so I really had nothing to lose. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a really good time.

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing groundbreaking in this film at all. However, Director Sean Anders (who also co-wrote Hot Tub Time Machine, another recent comedy that I love) manages to bring us a modern take on the 80s Road Trip/Sex Comedy hybrid. In a way, it's kind of like American Pie crossed with The Sure Thing, and that is far from a bad thing, in my opinion.

There's lots of lowbrow humor, some decent nudity, and the most ridiculous subplot involving Amish people that I've ever witnessed. The cast is also pretty decent, and they manage to make the characters likable (well, the ones that you are supposed to like anyway). In particular, Clark Duke (Kick Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine) does a great job as the obnoxious "player" character. 

All in all, Sex Drive far exceeded my expectations, and I really hope that Anders gets behind the camera again soon. Highly recommended, and very underrated.


4 out of 5


James C. Sugrue said...

Try watching the uncut version. It's over two hours long, has naked women randomly inserted throughout the movie, and doesn't even bother cutting when people fuck their lines up. It's a good drunk watch.

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