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    February 26, 2009

    SEX DRIVE


    ENGLISH - (18PL) - 26 February 2009 - Comedy
    Distributor: Summit Entertainment
    Running time: about 111 mins.
    Director: Sean Anders
    Producers: Bob Levy, leslie Morgenstein, John Morris, Michael Nelson
    Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris, Andy Behrens
    Casts: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew, James Marsden, Seth Green
    Plot: Eighteen-year-old Ian Lafferty (Josh Zuckerman) sets out on a cross country drive to Knoxville with his best friends Lance (Clark Duke) and Felicia (Amanda Crew), in order to lose his virginity to a red-hot babe he met on the Internet. But the journey, filled with hilarious misadventure and raunchy escapades, teaches all three more than they expected about life and love. Randy, raucous and unexpectedly romantic, "Sex Drive" follows three friends on the road trip of a lifetime!


    THE VERDICT:

    Green Tea says:

    WARNING SPOILER! Roadtrip comedy seldom made impact and I would roughly say this one as well. However, what makes it standoff better is that it has better love storyline, lesser sexuality theme and witty comedy. Sex Drive is not the kind of sexual explicit movie you will ever think off. Yes, explicity exists but it was kept at an extent that the boundaries of comedy and the complicated love relationship overshadowed it pretty much.

    The movie started as an 18-years-old high school teenager met this sexy hot girl via online. She challenged him to drive across the country to meet her. At first, he was reluctant but later after persuaded by his best buddy and later joined by another best buddy girl that he hoped to love with. (The girl was a tom-boyish, BFF) Together, the three firends embarked in a journey across the country to see the sexy girl in hope that the guy can 'threw; his virginity away. Along the roadtrip, they learnt something more valuable than just about sex - friendship and love.

    The story was okay and easy to follow. Probably due to the censorship, the finalized version seems to have lesser explicity when compared to last year's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". Nevertheless, it was not the sexuality that rules all. The better approach on the uniqueness pf platonic relationship was shown here. Not many movies showcase these kinds of relationship but the script was written in a sense that the uniqueness of platonic worked so well. Kudos!! Also, don't forget about the laughter. Gag and crude humour blends well within the characters well. The only down side is that it fails to bring a better ending. As usual, it was kind of lame but still acceptable. (Doughnut man holding a gun and shoot blindly!!??)

    It was surprise to see the three best buddies - played as Ian (Josh Zuckerman), Felicia (Amanda Crew) and Lance (Clark Duke) were so gel well to each other. I like the way of their BFF developed so good in the movie. Besides the good chemistry, they gave up a good performance so well, especially Lance which was a surprise. Is he a new Jack Black? Seth Green as a sarcastic Armish was pretty decent and memorable. His role was an impact in shaping a better slapstick humour. James Mardsen however is over-act as Ian's big brother.

    I generally think that this movie is worth a try. It is nicely fall into a middle between not so well and best - meaning over the average. Good dialogue, good theme exploration and good characterization - this is a milder version of American Pie, milder version of RoadTrip and milder version of 40-Year-Old Virgin. For some humour and good platonic relationship portrayal, try this...highly recommended.

    THE RATINGS.....
    CAST - 4.0 stars
    STORY - 4.0 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.5 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.0 stars
    an overall>> 3.5 stars
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