A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.
|Release Date||:||October 16, 2008|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Adventure, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Summit Entertainment, LLC, Alloy Entertainment, Goldcrest Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Sean Anders, John Morris, Andy Behrens|
|Casts||:||Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Clark Duke, James Marsden, Seth Green, Alice Greczyn, Katrina Bowden, Mark L. Young, Charlie McDermott, Andrea Anders, Shelly Frasier|
|Plot Keywords||:||sex, jealousy, virgin, nudity, community, friendship, high school, road trip, amish, friends, romance, redneck, loss of virginity, hitchhiker, teen movie, homosexual, boyfriend, pickup, knoxville|
The name "Sex Drive" may awake false expectations for some viewers prior to watching. The movies goes beyond the typical "american-pie-like-comedy-style" and shows a sensitive development of relationships which were not expected at the beginning. These developments are combined with several road-trip experiences and different (of course, also sexual) experiences during the trip. But the film contains more than that, it has a nice plot, a stringent story and very talented young actors. It is definitely not just a teenage-flick, it is much more.
Because despite some laughs, funny moments ( "amish") and unexpected action - we experience beautiful acting of Amanda Crew who didn't appear to me that intense in other movies before (like Final Destination for example). She does not only look beautiful but acts in a very authentic way, it seems to me like she enjoyed the set, the whole idea of the movie, and the acting in it especially (though the film had its rather crude moments at the beginning and in the step-mother appearances).
I admit that this was one of the best teenage-road-movies I've seen in the last decade. Not only because it shows the lifestyle everybody would have loved to live in its teenage years, it also features both laughs and unexpected developments in the end, thoughts about the meaning of love and how important it is to trust feelings.
A closer look at the character of Ian would have been great because during the whole movie he seemed a bit inapproachable, and we don't get an impression about his development of feelings towards Felicia, only the other way round.
Summary: Funny movie with a very nice development in the end, and a fascinating and breath-taking Amanda Crew - worth watching!