movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] A direct-to-DVD sex/pot comedy rated 2.5 on IMDB? Brought to us by B-movie company The Asylum? I’m in! I don’t think I’ve ever watched a movie filmed by The Asylum before. They’ve filmed some 50-odd films and distributed some 180-odd films. Most with titles similar to popular movies, such as “Snakes On A Train”, “18 Year Old Virgin”, “The Da Vinci Treasure”, and “Envy” (but not the Envy with Jack Black!).

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): Losers get drugs and sex.

PEOPLE: An unknown (to me) director with 2 main stars that are also nobodies. Only 1 of them was even in another movie. Seriously — this movie is pretty much made exclusively by nobodies.

QUIRKS: Sex. Pot. Boobs. Getting laid. The title really says it all. You don’t really have to dig much deeper to find the core meaning to this film; it’s about as deep as Mariah Carey. (Which is not deep. Remember her quote about how at least Ethiopians are lucky to be skinny?)

Really, this movie doesn’t need much further description. It’s very much in the same vein as National Lampoon / American Pie / teen comedy movies. Except with more gratuitous nudity. The plot sometimes took a backseat to simply showing boobies on the screen.

Which, if you go in expecting that, is a pleasing reward.

The two main characters are pretty much the same two main bros from every teen comedy: The sex-starved slob (who literally wears a t-shirt saying “I love to beat my meat” during most of the movie), and the nice-guy virgin (who has sex with a bagel in one scene). These may as well be the same characters from the movie College, from Sex Drive, Miss March, or any other generic teen comedy. It’s formulaic, but it works.

There are a couple comedic twists that were pretty funny, and some other interesting characters.

VISUALS: Boobs. Lots of boobs.

MORALS: Get stoned. Get laid. This movie has no morals.

BAD STUFF: An idea that’s been done a million times ago — and it’s not done nearly as well here as in other movies. Jokes are as low brow as possible. Sex Drive was a sophisticated movie compared to this. I repeat: Sex Drive was a sophisticated movie compared to this.

CONCLUSION: Despite the fact that this is gratuitous low-brow kitsch of the absolute higher order of generic, this is a kind of generic that I can’t help enjoy. Thus, I keep watching movies like this one. Even when they aren’t memorable and have no substance, they still entertain me — though I would not recommend trying watching this sober.

RATINGS: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10. Generic pass.

RECOMMENDATION: Don’t watch this sober. Don’t watch this if you think sex and pot are automatically unfunny. Don’t watch this if you have better teen comedies / sex comedies to watch. Go watch The Stoned Age instead. Watch Sex Drive instead. Watch Miss March. Don’t watch this film unless you are a low-budget comedy completionist who wants to watch EVERY movie like this movie. If THAT is your goal, then you may watch this.

SIMILAR MOVIES: College. Sex Drive. Superbad. Most post-2000 National Lampoon movies. Except pretty much everything I mentioned is better than this.

Mood: slacky
Music: KMFDM – Superhero