Published Mar 12, 2009Liberally borrowing its greatest, most elaborate joke from an episode of Grey's Anatomy and featuring a trajectory gag that involves a recently awakened coma patient promptly defecating whenever an element of surprise comes about, Miss March proves only marginally more eloquent than those straight-to-DVD sequels of American Pie. It can't even bear the crown of outrageous offence, as jokes about syphilis, diarrhoea and abnormal sexual predilections have been done to death and act as little more than white noise in a post-Farrelly and Apatow world.
Simpler audiences may find some pleasure in exposed boobies and the idea of stabbing one's girlfriend in the head during fellatio but most will sit silently, wondering what series of events led them to the here and now of the Whitest Kids U'Know tossing out every comedy cliché imaginable, just hoping for something to connect.
Lifelong best friends Tucker (Trevor Moore) and Eugene (Zach Cregger) couldn't be more different. Tucker spends his days sexually harassing every woman in sight when he is not masturbating to porn, and Eugene leads up the abstinence gang with cherry girlfriend Cindi (Raquel Alessi). While Eugene wants to save his chastity for marriage, girlfriend Cindi wants to shag on prom night. This leads to profuse drinking on Eugene's part, which then leads to a devastating accident that leaves him in a coma for four years.
Waking up atrophied and unable to control his bowels, Eugene learns that his girlfriend has left town to become a Playboy playmate, which in turn leads to him and Trevor travelling cross-country to find her and her big synthetic boobs.
While Cregger excels at dry sarcasm, Moore's over-the-top antics are far too theatrical for the big screen, coming across as screeching in even their quieter moments. This may be an aside, however, as even nuanced comedic talent couldn't have saved this exercise in futility from being a forgettable bomb. (Fox)