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The Oh in Ohio (2006)

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

Director:

Billy Kent

Writers:

Sarah Bird (story), Billy Kent (story) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Priscilla Chase
Danny DeVito ... Wayne the Pool Guy
Winter Ave Zoli ... The Water's Fine Girl
Miranda Bailey ... Sherri
Paul Rudd ... Jack Chase
Adam Nelson Adam Nelson ... Kid at Vending Machine
Keith David ... Coach Popovitch
Tim Russ ... Douglas
Ramon Adams Ramon Adams ... Black Student
Jennifer Luu Jennifer Luu ... Chinese Student
Alex Potapenko Alex Potapenko ... Blonde Student (as Alex Potatenko)
Mischa Barton ... Kristen Taylor
James Kisicki James Kisicki ... Dr. Harry (as James P. Kisicki)
Liza Minnelli ... Alyssa Donahue
Brynn Horrocks ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Busca do Prazer See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,043, 16 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$418,689, 12 October 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds was offered the role of Wayne, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

When Priscilla exits her house for the first time, she remotely open her car's convertible top, but during several points thought out the movie she's driving a hard top. See more »

Quotes

Kid at Vending Machine: [Jack Chase bangs the vending machine in pursuit of a sandwich that is lodged in the machine. Unsuccessful, Jack walks away. A short and charming boy crosses to the machine and pulls out the sandwich and waives it in the air] Hey teacher, you forgot your sandwich!
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Connections

References American Splendor (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Noah and the Electric Cholos
Written by Ron Fountenberry
Performed by The Soft Lightes
Published by Melissa Ray Music
Courtesy of The Talent House
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The Eh in Ohio
20 April 2012 | by szellner4See 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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