Sex Drive (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Sex Drive has some hilarious moments and is well made for a raunchy teen film, but will appeal to few beyond that demographic.


Movie Info

Eighteen-year-old Ian Lafferty sets out on a cross country drive with his best friends Lance and Felicia in order to lose his virginity to a red-hot babe he met on the Internet. But the journey, filled with hilarious misadventures and raunchy escapades, teaches all three more than they expected about life and love. Randy, raucous and unexpectedly romantic, "Sex Drive" follows three friends on the road trip of a lifetime!

Rating: R (for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some drug and alcohol use - all involving teens)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Morris (XIX), John Morris, Sean Anders
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2009
Box Office: $8.4M
Runtime:
Summit Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Felicia

as Lance

as Ezekiel

as Ms. Tasty
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Critic Reviews for Sex Drive

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (31)

Little has changed since the heyday of John Hughes: nerdy hero on a mission to get laid, red sports car, bespectacled BFF- check, check, check.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Why in the world is this essentially sweet tale of two super shy teenagers who fall in love dressed up in utterly profane fancy dress?

Full Review… | November 14, 2008
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Top Critic

Sure in essence it's formula and pretty much just a romantic comedy, but [the film] is a sex fueled hilarious teen comedy/road flick...

Full Review… | May 15, 2010
Cinema Crazed

It has its rewards, most notably a likable trio of teen characters - and a couple of wild-card sidekicks - who are given room to carve out personalities of their own.

Full Review… | December 24, 2009
Florida Times-Union

Likeable enough, and even amusing for stretches, but ultimately too generic for a recommendation. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | February 22, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Okay, it doesn't have an original bone in its body, but forgetting the awful title, Sex Drive has its share of snappy lines and decent gags. It's also got Seth Green and James Marsden on cracking form, which should never be underestimated.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Sex Drive

He's leaving virgin territory.

Very good comedy! 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. 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.

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.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

I didn't hate this movie. I mean, Seth Green (mostly) pulls off a delightfully passive-aggressive Amish; James Marsden, a decidedly homophobic douche bag; and Clark Duke, possibly the funniest character in the film, if one of the least believable (but I wouldn't necessarily blame that on him so much as the casting). The others are mostly passable except, say, Katrina Bowden's god-awful Southern accent (though Southern accents tend to be botched anyhow).

Don't expect a memorable or, really, interesting plot, but expect a few laughs, maybe even some laugh-out-loud moments, not necessarily memorable laughs. It could've been better but if it'd tried any harder, it probably would've fallen apart. Then again, that's the nature of formulaic films, comedic or otherwise.

djdemersseman
Daniel J DeMersseman

Super Reviewer

i hate how all the critics were licking this movie balls because it was like "the new improved sex comedy". ok look at the cover man. its a guy in a donut suit with a gun. i swear ive never seen that before, but does that mean its hilarious?? AND THE MOVIES CALLED SEX DRIVE PEOPLE!!! how sophistocated can it be??
Funniest scene? James Marsden destroying a garage door with his fist and head. I think smart people will realize this movie, in fact, does suck when they see a drunk amish girl run out of a barn screaming "Rum springer" and then falling (not drunk falling, just plunging downward into the ground) into cow shit, or shit from whatever animal amish people own. But im even smarter than most smart people so i knew it was gonna suck when i heard it was called "Sex Drive".

LoughnerWasLucid
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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