Sex Drive falls somewhere in between a horrible teenage movie, and the genius of the uber-crass hits of Judd Apatow, like Superbad. It’s definitely not one or the other, but it does provide a few laugh-out-loud moments.
Directed and co-written by relative newcomer Sean Anders, Sex Drive follows horned up virgin Ian (Josh Zuckerman). Concerned at the fact he’s eighteen and has yet to ‘become a man,’ he photoshops a picture of himself to make him look like a beefcake and carries on an online affair with ‘Ms. Tasty.’ Ms. Tasty convinces him to make the nine hour drive to Knoxville, ’cause if he comes all the way for her, she’ll go all the way with him. On the trip, he’s accompanied with a tubby, teenage version of Casanova (the guy who’s convinced girls like assholes, and is proven correct by getting more tail than anyone else) named Lance (Clark Duke), and the girl he’s been hopelessly in love with for years, but can’t do anything about it because he’s stuck in the friend zone, named Felicia (Amanda Crew). Their trip is more eventful then they hoped for. Their ‘borrowed’ GTO breaks down near some Amish folk. Fortunately, worldly Amish guy Ezekiel (Seth Green) has been around the block, and fixes them right up. The film climaxes (pun intended) upon arrival in Knoxville where all the plot lines come to a head (pun still intended).
Anders clearly stole ideas from better films that came before him, but he manages to throw together a decent film. Sometimes, it’s too absurd to laugh, like when Ian holds up some bad guys dressed in a big Mexican doughnut suit… (really Anders?), but still, you’ll be entertained. The gross factor is set at high with more sexually explicit and offensive jokes than you can shake a stick at. Don’t expect much, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
This is the red band trailer