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Sex Drive (2008)

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

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Cast

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

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He's leaving virgin territory


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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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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, 17 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,402,485, 4 December 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,079,259, 29 March 2009
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actual tree that Ian and Felicia throw their shoes up into is located outside Harvard, IL. Many shoes have been added to it since the movie. See more »

Goofs

Filming equipment and crew can be seen in reflection from the convertible as they are driving past during the first part of the trip to Knoxville. See more »

Quotes

Rick: Ease it back, man. That donut ain't fuckin' around.
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The first half of the end credits scroll over a laptop screen. 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 and extra added scenes and some dialog changes. See more »

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References Baki the Grappler (2001) See more »

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Atlantis
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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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