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Thank you for checking out my movie review archive. I'm in the process of transitioning to something else, so I will no longer post new reviews to this blog. In the meantime, I will keep these reviews archived; these are from the fall of 2008 to April 2011. Please watch this blog for more info and keep in touch (you can still find me on Facebook and Twitter). Here's to more great movies!

Wes Singleton

North Texas Film Critics Association

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Virginity Hit - D

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use, 86 minutes

Don't bother with lame, excessively stupid "Virginity Hit"

Seeing "The Virginity Hit" is like having your first time with a hooker and then getting an STD afterward, which is absolutely no fun at all. Excessively annoying, stupid and pointless, "The Virginity Hit" is the worst combination of some coming-of-age-teenage films that you don't want to see again. Who's responsible for this low-budget mess? Give thanks to comedian Will Ferrell and his creative partner Adam McKay, who are quickly growing into the most overrated comic pairing since Dane Cook and just about anyone.

Matt Bennett and Zack Pearlman star as a couple of teens who take a video camera and chronicle their exploits of getting laid for the first time. Matt is the last one amongst their high school crew to lose his virginity, and the plan is to lose it with his girlfriend of two years, Nicole (Nicole Weaver), but things go quickly awry when they discover that Nicole may not be a virgin.

There's hardly anything funny or original about the low-budget "The Virginity Hit," except it's shot (mostly by the actors themselves) with a handheld camera and cell phones. There are a handful of mildly enjoyable moments (due to the parents, who are funnier than the kids), but not really funny and most of it isn't even watchable. It's like watching a super, super bad version of "Superbad," with Pearlman as an excessively over-the-top annoying Jonah Hill and Matt Bennett an even nerdier Michael Cera.

Kids have sex. They videotape it. That's about. Stay away from this lame, unfunny dreck.