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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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Kid at Vending Machine
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Coach Popovitch
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Douglas
Ramon Adams ...
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Jennifer Luu ...
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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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Storyline

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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$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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When Priscilla is met at the restaurant by Wayne, her water glass and wine glass switch positions when the shot switches from her to him. See more »

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Alyssa Donahue: I want you to discover... your vaginas.
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References American Splendor (2003) See more »

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Lemon Grove Avenue
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A dramatic sex comedy doesn't work
27 June 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I would have assumed that "The Oh! in Ohio" was trying to be the Judd Apatow sex comedies for females, but this was released in 2006 just before the Apatow craze began. So now I'm not sure what they were trying to go for.

It's marketed as a comedy but it's more of a drama. The plot line is that Priscilla Chase (Parker Posey) and her husband (Paul Rudd) are in an unhappy marriage because she isn't able to climax. Along with "50 million other women who suffer from orgasmic dysfunction" as the film tells us.

The film moves forward with Posey trying to have an orgasm. I'm assuming these scenes were supposed to provide us laughs but they weren't very funny. The other half of the movie is Rudd living his depressed life as a biology teacher. Finally the film industry has figured out that occasionally there are teachers for subjects other than English, but unfortunately it's in this movie just so we can have him spout the names of some sex organ muscles. Paul Rudd is one of my favourite actors, but the story for his character is extremely poorly done. The humour is so low-key, that I view it more as a drama, so there is no pay-off for his poor character. I might even have to blame this film for Rudd being relegated to buddy comedies now.

There is a lot to not like in this film, but Posey does shine, and some of the "50 million women who suffer from orgasmic dysfunction" might enjoy "The Oh! in Ohio" but probably not many other people will.


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