Entertaining Film Worth A Few Good Laughs
Justin Heath | Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada | 10/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Sex Drive at a sneak preview. It's a seemingly typical teen sex comedy in the vein of Superbad meets Road Trip. Zuckerman plays Ian, a young virgin with no luck with the ladies, a crush on his childhood friend Felicia (Crew), a jerk of an older brother (Marsden), and is best friends with an Austin Powers-esquire Casanova by the name of Lance (Duke). On the internet, he poses as a football player while courting a mysterious girl online. When the girl invites him to go "all the way", he steals his brother's GTO and heads to Knoxville with Felicia and Lance. Ian's character has the usual nerdy teen virgin-in-a-movie problems: falls for the wrong girls, takes few risks, gets caught in embarrassing sexual situations. On the road trip, they run into a series of hilarious, awkward, and weird situations. And on the way, they discover that sex isn't the most important thing, and that true love can be found in both odd and familiar places.
It's not exactly stunningly original, but it's still a hilarious film. The three leads do a pretty good job, Lance being a particularly funny character. Marsden and Green steal the show in all the scenes they're in, and all of the characters in the film are interesting, even if most of them are stock characters. The script is also well-connected, with most of the characters being connected to the larger plot, and combines wit, ribaldry, and straight adult humor well. Every gag sequence gets big laughs, and the comedy never slows down or dies out. The internet cutaways are especially hilarious supplements.
It's refreshing to see a genuinely adult comedy not coming from the Apatow crew or McKay and Ferrell. Although it lacks star leads and filmmakers and will probably drop under the radar, I definitely recommend Sex Drive to anyone looking for a big laughs."
Lindsay V. Reece | California, USA | 01/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I'm still officially a teenager, I've never really been into movies like "American Pie"; that type of humor just struck me as shallow, immature, and to put it blunty, plain stupid. I had never even heard of "Sex Drive" until the day I went to see it with a friend. After watching the preview online, I had rather low expectations. The further the film progressed however, the more I came to like it. The plot is ok, but it's definately the actors that make this movie; I fell in love with the characters! Especially the guy with the glasses. It's a shame this movie didn't do too well at the box office; it surely deserves more attention than it's gotten! You won't be dissapointed with this film!"
Fun teen sex comedy, decent BD release
Steve Kuehl | Ben Lomond, CA | 02/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Plenty to read about regarding this film out in the Internet world. The trailers have been playing in the store for a month now and the buzz has been positive (since no one got to see this in theaters). Analyzing a high budget teen/sex comedy for acting is pointless, so I will stick with the BD quality and extras.
The video and audio look and sound fine, typically the outer channels get used with the LARGE volume of songs played throughout; and some nice GTO throttlings. The special features have roughly 30 minutes of docus reviewing production and self loathing/lampooning of the cast: Marsden Dilemma & Duke of the Internet clips.
The big question: differences between the UR and R. Plenty to list. 20 extra minutes of gratuitous male and female nudity, longer takes of certain scenes (the two confident geeks verbiage, pool party, condom buying fiasco, left-in flubs, changed phrases, sex sounds [sheep, bjs, etc.]), most noticeably - CGI-imposed nudity in 20 or so random scenes with a graphic intro by the director/writer about what to expect in the UR version.
Overall, a funny film with plenty of comedian cameos, decent writing, love searching, and sexual awakenings (even in the Amish country). A worthwhile purchase for fans of the film plus they kept it all one on disc (everything is the same as the 2 disc DVD)."
Watch the theatrical version first
Ralph Jenkins | Manassas, VA | 02/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Heed the director's advice and watch the R-rated theatrical version first. If you enjoy the R-rated cut, you can check out the unrated version. The unrated version is actually a joke, a jab at all those "unrated" comedies on DVD.
The movie itself is pretty funny, and the picture quality on this Blu-ray Disc is very good. Unfortunately, due to having two different versions of the film on one disc, there wasn't enough room to include HD audio.