Between his unsympathetic family and his demeaning doughnut-shop job, the likable-but-luckless Ian (Josh Zuckerman) is a prototypical teen-movie protagonist with a prototypical teen-movie conflict: He�s still a virgin. Naturally, a prototypical solution must follow. With his two best friends (played by Amanda Crew and Clark Duke), Ian steals his brother�s 1969 Pontiac GTO and embarks on a road trip to hook up with his Internet crush. Heralded by Porky�s and perfected by John Hughes, the post-pubescent sex comedy is a genre as identifiable as the film noir or the western, and Sex Drive doesn�t miss any of the motifs. Sweet muscle car? Check. Terroristic older sibling? Check. (In frosted tips and cut-off sweatshirt, James Marsden relishes the role.) Ample amounts of T&A? Check. Yet, rather than wink at adults with a knowing rehash of early �80s iconography, director and co-writer Sean Anders aims for the only audience that counts: the youth of today. Like Superbad, Sex Drive maintains its belief that the average modern teenager is funnier and more compelling than the stereotyped hipsters of Nick & Norah�s Infinite Playlist or the fantastic figurines of High School Musical. Even as Ian�s journey detours into National Lampoon�like farce, the movie remains faithful to a portrait of teens as they see themselves.
Sean AndersJosh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Clark Duke, Seth Green, James MarsdenSean Anders, John Morris, Andy BehrensBob Levy, Leslie Morgenstein, John MorrisSummit Entertainment