The Virginity Hit Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland

The Virginity Hit Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland
Promoted as American Pie mixed with Superbad, The Virginity Hit is more awkward and raggedly adolescent than its pervy predecessors. It plays closer to an inferior mix of Sex Drive and The Office, which means it's a cheap teen sex comedy done in mockumentary mode. A group of buddies have established a ritual: taking a hit from a special bong after each of them breaches his man-cherry. Matt is the last of the lads to remain vaginally un-dunked in the penile region, but, in true Hollywood fashion, he's got a hot girlfriend raring to go, only he's too sensitive to take the plunge. Thus, his withholding of the nookie begets college party sexual shenanigans out of drunken frustration for his beloved, and a broken heart and blue balls for Matt. Enter Zack. He's the dude holding the camera ― the real star of the film ―Matt's stepbrother. In the mould of a less witty or charming Clark Duke, Zack takes it upon himself to get Matt laid by making a documentary about his virginal plight. As Zack posts the often-pathetic footage to YouTube, Matt's cyber infamy rises, leading to a lot of semi-ridiculous attempts at situational comedy. These kids are somewhat likeable and there are a few chuckle-worthy one-liners, but a lot of the improvisation falls flat, feeling forced and the story is mostly implausible, idiotic and consistently juvenile. Disappointingly, perhaps tellingly, there are no outtakes or deleted scenes, just a "Line-O-Rama" with Zack, highlighted by a Steve Brule reference. Zack's Funny Or Die home video audition is included, along with screen tests for him and Matt. "Jersey Girl" is a brief featurette on the beautiful Nicole Weaver, who decides to keep working as a waitress while her co-stars pursue acting careers in Hollywood. Writing/directing team Botko and Gurland offer feature commentary, along with Zack and his father, their humorous rapport derailing any serious discussion. You've seen better and you've seen worse, whether or not The Virginity Hit is worth the time depends on how much you enjoy wasting yours. (Sony)