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Sex Drive

The usual preoccupation with nut sacks and virgins
By TOM MEEK  |  October 15, 2008
2.5 2.5 Stars


The usual preoccupation with nut sacks and virgins pervades this teen sexcapade, which cruises well-trodden roads from American Pie or Porky’s. To “lose it,” desperate 18-year-old “nice guy” Ian (Josh Zuckerman) poses as a beefcake jock on the Internet to woo Ms. Tasty (Katrina Bowden), who claims to be a hot swimsuit model. Ian’s macho older brother, Rex (James Marsden), has a different opinion: “A fat old guy who wants to ram you in the tailpipe.” Nonetheless, Ian “borrows” Rex’s prize muscle car (a vintage GTO) and sets off from Chicago to Knoxville to hook up with her, taking along best friend Lance (Clark Duke) and BFF Felicia (Amanda Crew), who’s also his longstanding crush, so you can see where that’s going. Shit happens (ever hear of a rolling brownout?), and a pit stop in an Amish village proves awkward. Director Sean Anders keeps the gears shifting, however, and the elusive goal of Ms. Tasty plays with expectations. Sex Drive doesn’t venture anywhere new, but it makes the same old scenery amusing again. 101 minutes | Boston Common + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Chestnut Hill + Suburbs 
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