All right. I just sat through one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, and I know a lot of people will disagree with me, considering the relatively high rating it got on IMDb, but hear me out first. I guess since you’ve already read the title, it not even any surprise which film I’m talking about.
Right off the bat: it’s a generic, predictable pile of teenage garbage, and I hate it. It is so obviously trying to be an American Pie-type movie, but it fails miserably because of two things: misunderstanding the plot, and terrible “character-design”.
We see A LOT of these American Pie (I’d hate to use the word, but) rip-off’s everywhere and they are usually pretty bad, because they are so oblivious to the actual (though I’d hardly call it a) “message” of the American Pie movies, at least the first two.
I’ll admit, they are all mostly about sex, but they are also focusing on the confusion and curiosity around being a teenager. Wanting to explore by your own and everything going on in a teenage mind, especially concerning sex, which, let’s face it, occupies a lot of our minds, not to mention around that time.
That’s what these American Pie rip-off’s fail at. They see American Pie for nothing but a film about sex and how badly we want it. Not all the emotions and thoughts caught up in it.
The entire movie is about this kid trying to have sex with a girl he met online, and then ends up with his best friend, the girl who’s been at his side the whole time. Don’t act like the ending surprised you. It’s not even worth a spoiler alert.
I’m not saying American Pie is such an amazing movie and that the message goes over most people’s heads, but I would actually go as far as saying it’s more than just a movie about sex.
And that’s what Sex Drive is. It is a movie completely about sex (well, on top of being the cliché “the one I wanted was not right for me, the love of my life was right in front of me the whole time” type of film).
On top of being a very predictable film with a ridiculously stupid plot, it’s also filled with very bad acting. The main character is hardly believable, and it also features the worst Stifler impersonator I’ve ever seen.
Just a moment, let me talk about this “Stifler” character. He is just so straight forward and his lines mostly consists of calling people names and being a douche to his brother. That is just… not what Stifler is. And trust me; it is all very obvious not only that it’s trying to be an American Pie movie, but also that Rex is supposed to be like Stifler. But just like the rest of the film, it just misses the point completely.
The reoccurring jokes are very unnecessary and unfunny. I just wanted to point that out.
I’d like to cut this film some slack, but it just tries too hard and seems so proud of itself that it makes me sick just thinking about it.
I’m not usually one that criticises a movie like this, but honestly… it isn’t good.
I could go on and on about this film, but I think you get the picture. I can understand that it is just an innocent fun movie, but it just isn’t fun.
It is just a very, very predictable, stupid, oblivious, non-funny, try-hard movie that should only be seen after a large amount of alcohol consumption.