A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

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Sean Anders

Writers:

Sean Anders (screenplay), John Morris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Zuckerman ... Ian Lafferty
Amanda Crew ... Felicia
Clark Duke ... Lance
James Marsden ... Rex Lafferty
Seth Green ... Ezekiel
Alice Greczyn ... Mary
Katrina Bowden ... Ms. Tasty
Charlie McDermott ... Andy (as Charles McDermott)
Mark L. Young ... Randy
Cole Petersen ... Dylan Lafferty
Dave Sheridan ... Bobby Jo
Michael Cudlitz ... Rick
Allison Weissman Allison Weissman ... Becca
Andrea Anders ... Brandy
Kim Ostrenko ... Mrs. Lafferty - Ian's Stepmom
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Storyline

Ian is a high school senior in suburban Chicago, plagued by being a virgin. Online he's inflated his resume, met Ms. Tasty, and agreed to drive to Knoxville where she promises sex. He steals his homophobic, macho brother's GTO, and, with his two best friends, Lance and Felicia, heads south. Every young woman who meets Lance, including Felicia, is attracted to him, as he practices his aptly learned "Pick-Up Artist" skills. Ian, on the other hand, is a decent guy who wouldn't mind if his friendship with Felicia became a romance. By the time they get to Knoxville, they have encountered a jealous boyfriend, a menacing hitchhiker, jail birds, carjackers, an Amish community, and Ian's better judgment. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's leaving virgin territory

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Co-writer John Morris was originally slated to play Clark Duke's nude body double but was ruled out because his ass looked much older than Duke's character. See more »

Goofs

In the Scene after Rex opens the garage door to see if the Judge is gone, he starts smashing the garage door. In one scene the bottom of the door is bent inwards, the next it's not, then it is again, and finally when he knocks it off the runners, the bottom is like new again. See more »

Quotes

Lance: Just relax, man. I got a good feeling about this, you know. We're gonna party with the Amish!
Felicia: Yeah, I'm sure it's gonna be one kick-ass quilting bee.
[They see Fall Out Boy downloading amps and instruments]
Peter Wentz: What's up, man?
Ian: Hey.
Felicia: [astonished] No effing way!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits begin to roll there are several pictures of Lance and Mary's wedding, and next to them are some blog posts mocking the audience for staying behind to read the After Credit blog notes. One of the notes is "Seth Green Rules". See more »

Alternate Versions

In the unrated version, there is an intro to the movie by the director and some of the cast explaining the difference between their unrated version and other studios unrated versions. This version incorporates extra added scenes, especially full frontal nudity and some dialog changes - often with the film crew breaking the fourth wall. See more »

Connections

References Juno (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiki Tiki
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Joey Katsaros (as Joseph Katsaros)
Performed by JK
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Pretty Hilarious
30 September 2008 | by SpacetreeSee all my reviews

I saw Sex Drive at a sneak preview presented by my university. It's a seemingly typical teen sex comedy in the vein of Superbad meets Road Trip. Zuckerman plays Ian, a young virgin with no luck with the ladies, a crush on his childhood friend Felicia (Crew), a jerk of an older brother (Marsden), and is best friends with an Austin Powers-esquire Casanova by the name of Lance (Duke). On the internet, he poses as a football player while courting a mysterious girl online. When the girl invites him to go "all the way", he steals his brother's GTO and heads to Knoxville with Felicia and Lance. Ian's character has the usual nerdy teen virgin-in-a-movie problems: falls for the wrong girls, takes few risks, gets caught in embarrassing sexual situations. On the road trip, they run into a series of hilarious, awkward, and weird situations. And on the way, they discover that sex isn't the most important thing, and that true love can be found in both odd and familiar places.

It's not exactly stunningly original, but it's still a hilarious film. The three leads do a pretty good job, Lance being a particularly funny character. Marsden and Green steal the show in all the scenes they're in, and all of the characters in the film are interesting, even if most of them are stock characters. The script is also well-connected, with most of the characters being connected to the larger plot, and combines wit, ribaldry, and straight adult humor well. Every gag sequence gets big laughs, and the comedy never slows down or dies out. The internet cut-aways are especially hilarious supplements.

It's refreshing to see a genuinely adult comedy not coming from the Apatow crew or McKay and Ferrell. Although it lacks star leads and filmmakers and will probably drop under the radar, I definitely recommend Sex Drive to anyone looking for a big laughs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Teen Road Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Belle Glade, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,607,164, 19 October 2008

Gross USA:

$8,402,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,755,936
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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