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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.

Director:

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

Taglines:

He's leaving virgin territory

Genres:

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

Those are not prosthetic testicles we see in the trailer park but the actual balls of actor Josh Duarte. Prosthetics had been made but they failed to match the size of Duarte's own real body parts. See more »

Goofs

The trio tries to outrun the hitchhiker, who responds by urinating on the car; as Ian rolls up his window, the camera's reflection can be seen for a split second. See more »

Quotes

Rex: [to Ian and Lance] For God's sake. You two little rump rangers couldn't wait five minutes?
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Crazy Credits

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. 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

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #5.39 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Suburban Paradise
Written and Performed by Sam Cardon
Courtesy of Non-Stop Music
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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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Technical Specs

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| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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