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Sex Drive (SE)
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03.20.2009 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Sean Anders

Actors:
Josh Zucherman
James Marsden
Seth Green

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Ianís an eighteen year old virgin whose internet fling calls his bluff and suggests a meeting, sending three friends (and a stolen car) on a nine hour cruise for some lovin.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
They can re-use this plot line a hundred more times and if done properly it will ALWAYS win me over. SEX DRIVE follows in the footsteps of EUROTRIP and SUPERBAD with a dash of TROJAN WAR mixed in for good measure. Ah the conquest, every young man finds his way to this crossroad. The main reason so many of these films surface (and why I love them so much) is how utterly accurate these tales of lust truly are. Guys are an absolute hoot to watch when weíre in "chick" mode. Iíve been wing man to a long car ride or two myself, even once for a girl my buddy met online. Letís just say she was anything but tasty. I'm not saying this is one hundred percent guy stuff here, women (I'm sure) are just as funny when they do this sort of thing. But it just seems like men are always willing to go that extra mile to visit Grandmaís house, if ya know what I mean.

Josh Zucherman (Ian) and Clark Duke (Lance) are the key to making this vehicle run. They nail both chemistry and empathy to the ground, which are the two crucial ingredients writers tend to overlook sometimes when cooking up these goodies. I didnít care for Lanceís douchebag persona at first, but the manís a loyal friend which ranks him pretty high in my book. The real fun comes in the form of James Marsden (Rex) whoís beyond funny and will leave you begging for more. I just wish heíd had more screen time. It was also nice to see Seth Green (Ezekiel) doing something other than FAMILY GUY or an AUSTIN POWERS sequel. There were a ton of cameos holding this film together with lots of witty dialogue and solid jokes, and I would expect no less seeing as how this was based on a novel. Oh, and Felicia (Amanda Crew) being one of the hotter love interests of late, didnít exactly hinder the experience.

If you enjoyed the afore mentioned comedies, I have no doubt youíll be happy with SEX DRIVE. Some people shun this stuff, pawning these stories off as juvenile and ridiculous. AMERICAN PIE re-opened the door to this brand of humor and it's nice to see the doorís still open. But you have to know when to stop pushing the envelope. The "Pie" films ceased to be funny after the second installment. Stand alone adventures like this one are the proper way to covet this brand of fun. But make no mistake, this class of film can still strike out. MISS MARCH was a filthy bead of ass sweat, showing us how ugly things can get with a wrong turn or two. The bar has been raised, and should be acknowledged accordingly. I'm always up for a good comedy and this flick really hit the spot. I strongly recommend the unrated version for all the added nudity and gags (twenty minutes worth) if youíre into that sort of thing. I know I am.
THE EXTRAS
We get two versions of the feature (theatrical/unrated) with the commentary on disc one. Both visions of the film are a blast, and I guarantee youíll appreciate the special intro to the latter. If youíve seen WATCHMEN the presence of a dong or two shouldnít phase you.

Disc One:

Filmmaker Audio Commentary: The director, writer and producer all put forth an uproarious banter of fun and laughs with this commentary. These guys must have been a blast to work with, cause they seem like the coolest, most laid back guys in Hollywood. With all the energy surrounding the cast and production team, I canít believe eleven studios passed on this idea before Summit took it over. Iím just happy they stuck it out and sealed the deal.

Disc Two:

Sex Drive: Making a Masterpiece: This was bar none, the most balls to the walls hilarious ďmaking ofĒ segment Iíve ever watched. You KNOW the movie will be nothing short of fantastic when the extras make you laugh like this does. Perfection.

The Marsden Dilemma: Continuing in the same vein, the cast and crew discuss James Marsdenís presence on set. This reminds me of the mockumentary they did for TROPIC THUNDER, only better. I love it.

Clark: Duke of the Internet: This feels like one continuous stream they divided up into specific character spotlights. They go to work on Clark this time around, and all I can say is I sincerely hope Marsden does some more comedy. Heís a riot.

Killing Time in Hollywood (Florida): If youíre a Macho Man Randy Savage fan this clipís for you. Clark video tapes Dave Sheridan all dressed up and talking like Randy Savage as they go door to door in their hotel fraternizing with the rest of the cast as well as onlookers. If that doesnít sound funny enough, picture him in a pink thong. OH YEAH!
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Weíve all done some pretty silly, if not outrageous things for sex (Iíve got a hot tub story that would make you laugh yourself into tears). And farfetched as these movies may be, youíd be surprised how often they hit close to home. This may not rub everyone the right way, but fans of the genre will surely enjoy the ride.
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