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The Oh in Ohio (2006)

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Priscilla Chase is a woman who has never had an orgasm.

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Wayne the Pool Guy
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The Water's Fine Girl
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Sherri
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Jack Chase
Adam Nelson ...
Kid at Vending Machine
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Coach Popovitch
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Douglas
Ramon Adams ...
Black Student
Jennifer Luu ...
Chinese Student
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Dr. Harry (as James P. Kisicki)
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Alyssa Donahue
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Punky Chick
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In Ohio, Priscilla Chase is the VP of a company that works bringing new business to Cleveland. She has been married for more than ten years with Jack Chase, the biology teacher from the local public school. Priscilla is successful in her career but is frigid and has never reached an orgasm, hurting her frustrated husband. When Priscilla decides to buy a vibrator, Jack is seduced by his teenage student Kristen Taylor and recovers his self-esteem, working out, losing weight and dressing adequately. Priscilla has new sexual experiences and becomes closer to Wayne the Pool Guy, the constructor of swimming pools in her neighborhood since she was a child. The new relationships upgrade the personal and professional lives of Priscilla and Jack. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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2 February 2007 (Mexico)  »

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Em Busca do Prazer  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Burt Reynolds was offered the role of Wayne, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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In Ohio passenger cars have both front and rear license plates. See more »

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Alyssa Donahue: Now each of you will notice that you have a small hand mirror you on your easels. I want you to discover your vaginas, every glorious fold. every beautiful nook and cranny. This is your power center. Liberate your labia, value your vulva, claim your clitoris. Claim it, christen it!
Priscilla Chase: i don't think i've ever looked at mine.
Alyssa Donahue: Come on. Come on. Down you go.... Hello, Fifi.
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References Blood Ties: The Legend of Hammerhead (2009) See more »

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Africuba
Written by Antonio Romeo
Performed by Ronnie
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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The Eh in Ohio
20 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are few redeeming aspects in this showcase of irresponsible, unmotivated filmmaking. The characters, dialog, and situations were nearly as uncomfortable and awkward as the premise of a woman trying to have an orgasm. I don't understand how a film mainly about sex can be so boring, slow, uninteresting and UN-sexy. The pacing is far too slow for what is supposed to be a fun, quirky film, and the editing is loose with some confusing cuts. The entire film felt unnatural, uncomfortable, and bored. A few plot points and lines of dialog were entirely confusing and unclear, and by the end of the film I felt lost. The student and Sherri characters were poorly written and poorly executed – they felt like characters in a book I was reading. They weren't dynamic and didn't feel truly alive and present. Their comments were unnatural and strange, and didn't fit in with the rest of the film. Also, a very confusing aspect of the film was the relationship between Priscilla and Wayne – I won't give everything away, but throughout the whole film I was confused about their past, present, and until the end, future.

So now you might be wondering about those redeeming qualities I mentioned earlier. Paul Rudd is an excellent actor, which somehow manages to show through in this film. However, his skill is weighed down, limited, and ultimately trapped and killed by the poor writing, directing, and overall execution of this story. Danny DeVito is the only thing that manages to rise above this snooze-fest to make it somewhat enjoyable. His character is developed, complex, motivated and real in a world of fake, tired, hollow shells of people. Overall though, this film is slow, barely able to capture and hold attention, and left no impact on my view of the world. I believe that each film is worth watching once – to watch this film again would be a waste of time.


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