I'd like to say I see more. But...I don't. The film doesn't need defended like, say, Van Wilder. Van was abuuuuuuused by critics. 18% on RT. They didn't get the sly humor, the quotability, the appeal of Ryan Reynolds. Or of Sugarcult's song "bouncing off the walls" (OHHH-OOOO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMJUy_HN-00weeblylink_new_window). Drive is at 46% (which I think is good for a movie like this). Maybe Wilder's cult success paved the way for Sex Drive?
So what do I have to say?
Director: Sean Anders
Kid you'll recognize as being repeatedly shown in "Superbad" during the party: Clark Duke
People you won't recognize: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew
Who I completely missed: James Marsden
Who made me laugh for the first time ever: Seth Green
SD is an amalgamation of the successful elements from the buddy/road-trip/virginity/vulgarity/teen love films. It may never take a place beside the titans of those genres, but it's king-shit of the niche.
With that said: if I didn't go through my adolescence with American Pie (1, 2, 3), Van Wilder, Super Troopers, Road Trip, Harold and Kumar, and Eurotrip....Sex Drive would probably be a top film for me (because of its likability). If Superbad didn't exist it would be in the favored spot I hold for that film...But Superbad does exist.
I don't think I can tell you anything about this movie that hasn't already been said. I don't think there's anything that really demands saying.
I think it's 10,000,000 times better than Hot Tub Time Machine.
There's absolutely no reason to compare it to HTTM (aside from Duke being in both). I just hate HTTM, that's all.
I like the opening scenes in the mall. Also, the amish girl. Alice Greczyn is stunning and a half. The two "punk" kids that say ridiculous things to any girl that walks by. The double entendre in the title. Seth Green's use of sarcasm. Fall Out Boy pwned.
I didn't get the title had a double meaning until 20 min ago.
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