In case you are looking for a movie filled with adventure and sexuality then Sex Drive: The Movie is the one for you. The movie is classified as a sex comedy and it was released in the last quarter of the year. The story revolves around a student who freshly graduated from high school Ian Lafferty played by Josh Zuckerman. It is said that the movie was patterned from Andy Behrens novel titled All The Way. Ian is accompanied by his best buddies Felicia Alpine – played by Amanda Crew – and Clarke Duke – played by Lance Johnson. Big names such as James Marsden and Seth Green only play bit parts or supporting roles in the movie while the younger stars are the main characters.
Ian is an 18-year old kid who recently finished his high school together with Felicia and Clarke. He thinks that looking for a hot chick on the web is the best thing for him to do to find his love as he thinks he is that attractive and masculine – although he is touted as unassuming and sweet. He then stumbles upon what he calls “Ms. Tasty” – played by Katrina Bowden. During their online chat, they decide to meet and see each other in the flesh. Ms. Tasty resides somewhere in Knoxville, Tennessee while Ian resides in Illinois, Chicago to be exact. Knowing that it can be one hell of a trip, Ian sneaks his way to somehow use the car of his brother Rex – played by James Marsden. This car is not just any car as it is considered by many as one of the best ever made, a ’69 Pontiac GTO.
While they were on their way to Knoxville, the teenage trio saw a hitchhiker, played by David Koechner, as their GTO Judge bugged down due to an overheat. They were short of water so what they did was to try and urinate on their radiator. This scene is not so long as they wanted to ditch the hitchhiker because they did not like him very much. Angered by such acts, the hitchhiker decided to walk but before doing so, he decided to pee on the windscreen of the badass GTO. Ian wanted to find help so Felicia accompanied him while Lance was left with the GTO. After some time, Lance came across Ezekiel – played by Seth Green – riding on a horse-drawn carriage. They did not want Ezekiel to help as he may not know much about cars but when he shared his thoughts, they were in awe. Luckily, they decided to let him take a look at the car and so the teenagers wandered around and found and even joined a party. The party featured then rising stars the Fall Out Boy. This party likewise produces a series of scenes where Lance met a pretty attractive girl named Mary – played by Alice Greczyn.
Numerous scenes after that party, the three of them will be forced to visit the jail as Ian was accused of throwing something at the police willfully. Although the allegations are false as Ian only did that out of frustration. Fortunately, Mary was there to rescue them and so she posted bail. When they finally arrived at Knoxville, they spot a hotel that provides countless rooms to fulfill their sexual fantasies. Moving on, Rex, who recently discovered that his favorite car was gone, immediately followed his little brother to Knoxville. He then finds them and forced Ian to return the car and go home with him. In turn, Ian pretended to be gay so that he could see the girl he has been fantasizing about – Ms. Tasty. Rex finally decided to let his little brother see Ms. Tasty as he believed that he was really gay. He is doing this because he believes this will be the only chance to make Ian a real man. The time came when Ian finally met Ms. Tasty. Unfortunately, their meeting is spoiled by the girl’s boyfriend named Bobby Jo. Just as Ms. Tasty was going to give Ian the night of his life, Bobby found them and threatened to kill Ian. A bit later in the scene Bobby showed that he plans to steal the car from Ian.
After that, Lance and Mary show up after having a successful sex round as well as couples Rick and Brandy. Felicia on the other hand, is shown that she is hiding in the car when it was about to be stolen. Bobby Jo was the one who masterminded the stealing of the GTO Judge. Soon after, the green sports car which has been shown numerous times throughout the movie arrives and shows off. Going back, Ian then successfully saves Felicia from the wrath of Bobby Jo and company. The couple then finds time to report the incident to the police. The ever sexy Ms. Tasty did everything she could to flee from the scene but the green car stops her. In addition to that, the mysterious driver of that green car turns out to be the so-called “womanizers” in the school where Ian studied. Prior to the scene, it is also shown that Ms. Tasty already manipulated the two boys to somehow steal the car from hapless Ian. Luckily, Felicia was composed and was confident enough to tell the authorities about the chop-shop that Bobby Jo had and their plans to get a hold of the Judge. Bobby Jo and Ms. Tasty were finally arrested and all seemed well for the travelling trio.
On the other side of the story, Lance decided not to leave Mary as he knows that if she does so, she will not be welcomed anymore by her family, relatives and friends. So, Lance thought that he’d be left behind in Knoxville to marry Mary. Ian and Felicia likewise had to decide for themselves as each of them found out that they should look no further as their feelings for each other are starting to show. Moving forward, towards the end of the movie, it is shown that Ian and Felicia have sex on New Year’s Eve and in turn, both lose their virginity. Additionally, while Rex was the one who always suggested that his little brother was gay was wayward. In fact, it is also shown here that Rex was the one who was really gay. The movie also shows towards the end when Lance and Mary got married and that their best friends, Ian and Felicia were there to attend their celebration. During this scene, it is shown that Lance fancies a bear just like Ezekiel’s for no reason at all.
The movie does not feature extremely violent scenes so it is safe to say that it is not that horrible. However, the profanity of the language used by the characters is quite alarming for parents as well as the sexuality and the nudity depicted in the movie. It is said that the word f*** is used over a hundred times while the word s*** are also used almost a hundred times. Thus, it is safe to say that the movie’s sexual references are repeatedly used in the movie.
Now to female and male nudity; the former is quite rampant in the movie as from the very start of the movie, sex is implied even until the very end. Although there was no female nudity shown in the first scene, it is evident that the characters have sex because the movements under the sheets strongly imply sexual activity. Throughout the course of the movie, sex is implied and judging from its title. It is rightly done.
Ian Lafferty, the protagonist in the movie, is shown purchasing a good number of condoms as she is told by a beautiful girl that they will have sex when they see each other. That girl is Ms. Tasty and after she mentioned that, not only did Ian buy condoms, he was left fantasizing for her and it is depicted countless times in the movie. In addition to this, Ian, being a virgin, easily gets aroused when he is talked dirty by a woman or when the woman flaunts her assets – like showing off her boobs. In the movie, various scenes show how Ian can easily be seduced and to give in to the wants of the girl. Ms. Tasty likewise implies that when they see each other, she will give him the best “blow” of his life. The word alone connotes a really nasty scene. That’s why there should be a content advisory for parents and guardians.
To conclude everything, the movie is quite an exciting bit as millions of teenage boys around the world feel this kind of urge and have this sort of fantasy. Not only does the movie depict how the world works, but it also shows how the people should react. Decision making is not as easy as it seems as shown in the movie. Additionally, the movie also supports the popular quote “the best things in life are free”. That surely gives Sex Drive: The Movie a great end doesn’t it?
Movie review written by Alice Skotzlen, head writer at Mystery Shopper’s Academy and part-time movie critic with Legend Publishing. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Paul, a ticket broker, and three children. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.