SEX DRIVE: NEEDS VIAGRA
Sex Drive, unfortunately, is a nothing new teen sex comedy. There are many stereotypical roles such as the overbearing brother, the shy boy who can't score, and the overlooked girl best friend. But veteran actor Seth Green is one bright spot.
Ian (Josh Zuckerman) can't get a girl to notice him.
He works a thankless job at an insulting Mexican dough nut shop in the mall. He has two best friends. Lance (Clark Duke) is a ladies man despite his appearance and Felicia (Amanda Crew) is an unconventionally pretty girl who has a secret crush. When his family goes away for the weekend, Ian decides to go on a road trip to meet the girl he has been talking to on-line, Ms. Tasty (Katrina Bowden). With the goal being him going all the way. His pals come along for the ride. This leads them on an adventure to an Amish community, jail, and the eventual destination that may or may not deliver.
This is a dumb story with with very few laughs. All are predictable, the characters are all unoriginal, and there is no depth. This is especially for Ian's big brother Rex (James Marsden). He is overly macho and cruel to his little brother. The cast do what they can with what they have been given, which isn't much. The only standouts are Seth Green as the teens' Amish sarcastic friend Ezekiel and James Marsden as Rex. Green because he provides most of the film's humor and Rex because he is so obnoxious. The road trip provides scenery that starts in Chicago and ends in Knoxville, Tennessee. But it all was shot in Belle Glade, Florida. Some could see the Amish scenes as insulting with teens letting loose at a coming of age tradition known as “Rumspringa”. But this movie is not meant for them.
The opportunity to make this film better lies in the story that is lacking originality at every turn. It is an underachiever and doesn't try to hide it.
Sex Drive is a low class story about a teen trying to get laid. There is nothing heartfelt about it. It does have some charm but it wears off too soon. It is a mostly forgettable film.