Has Hollywood not yet exhausted this genre? Is one Michael Cera not enough? The Will Ferrell produced film, The Virginity Hit consists of the usual ingredients: trendy-nerd lingo and awkward, vulgar, sexually crazed teens! Directed by Huck Botko, the film opens today and introduces a fresh group of reject adolescents, Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich, and Justin Kline.
Check out the review below..
What’s more important than losing your virginity? Apparently, for this group of high school kids, nothing! Four best friends are on a mission to get their untainted buddy laid while dodging the slings and arrows of teenage melodrama.
- Social Commentary: The film quite accurately highlights contemporary social norms for teens – what they value, what they’d sooner die than participate in, etc. Most notably, however, the internet (YouTube) phenomena and how, literally, millions of people can access a photo or cell-phone video in less than 24 hours.
- Performances: Botko didn’t recycle the usual suspects (aka, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) for this project. In fact, this marks the third or fourth IMDB credit for the majority of the cast. This was most likely an attempt to introduce a bit of novelty to the obviously trite material…success! These kids were hysterical and worked very well together, each contributing unique comedic timing making for an eclectic little group of lunatics.
- Overdone: The obvious downside to The Virginity Hit is the overused concept.
- Theme(s)?: In an effort to include some form of “coming of age” while still fulfilling the comedic quota, the film got a little messy. Botko didn’t quite commit whole heartedly to either theme, so the general tone of the film felt a little chaotic. Are we laughing or pitying? Not so clear.
The film is mediocre. No glowing errors or strong points. You’ve got some new comedians, but other than that, there are a handful of movies within this genre that are far better.
The Virginity Hit is in theaters September 10th!