Determined not to start college a virgin, semi-nerdy teenager Ian (Josh Zuckerman, best known as Young Dr Evil in the Austin Powers sequel Goldmember) drives across country to bed a red-hot babe he met on the internet named Ms Tasty. Fuelled less by having the horn than being constantly humiliated by his older jock brother Rex (X-Men’s James Marsden), Ian takes his best pal, the obnoxious chubster Lance (Clark Duke), and unrequited childhood sweetheart, Goth girl Felicia (Amanda Crew), on the road with him for moral support during the 500-mile drive between Chicago and Knoxville. Pursued by Rex, in whose beloved vintage Pontiac GTO the kids have absconded, car trouble, jail time and an encounter with a roadside carnival conspire to keep Ian from sealing his dirty deal.
In a manner that’s neither riotous nor risqué, this supposedly raunchy comedy is as dreary and disappointing as brewer’s droop. It’s a prick-tease and cop-out of a movie with no money-shot that makes other dumb and derivative sex comedies such as Road Trip and Super Bad look good by comparison.
General release from Fri 9 Jan.