movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Not to be confused with American Virgin (2000) (with Mena Suvari!), which is another movie we’ve seen. American Virgin (2000) was an interesting and passable (though low-rated) social commentary focusing on the “new” internet, while American Virgin (2009) was more of a feelgood comedy.

PLOT SUMMARY: A virgin on a college celibacy scholarship ends up accidentally getting drunk and being filmed on Girls Gone Wild (called “Chicks Go Crazy” in the movie). They go on a quest to try to recover the footage, so she doesn’t lose her celebacy scholarship.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Virginity wasted on hot girl.

PEOPLE: Starring Jenna Dewan (The Grudge 2, and a tiny part in The Hot Chick, and soon to be in the new Melrose Place) as the virgin, Rob Schneider (SNL) as the Girls Gone Wild guy, Brianne Davis as the super-hot, cool, trouble making, free-spirited roommate.

QUIRKS: Going to college. Sexual repression. Road trips. Girls gone wild. NOT related to the American Pie movies.

VISUALS: Lots of pretty girls to look at.

MORALS: Virginity pledges are stupid. Saving yourself for marriage is a waste of life.

BAD STUFF: Rob Schneider will be on many people’s “bad stuff” list — so know that he’s hardly in the movie.

Somewhat predictable.

CONCLUSION: Despite not being the most unique movie, this was pretty fun. A coming-of-age story about a pretty, repressed virgin who finally learns to get her priorities straight.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10. “Entertaining. Not terrible. Not especially funny.”
The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 3.1/5 stars. IMDB: 4.3/10 (when we watched this, there had not yet been 5 votes, but by the time this report was posted, the rating was 4.3/10).

RECOMMENDATION: If a somewhat generic road trip college comedy about a college virgin coming of age sounds interesting, you’ll enjoy this. If you’re tired of National Lampoon/American Pie-esque low-grade direct-to-video comedies, you might not enjoy this.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Has been called “Road Trip for girls”. But I don’t really remember Road Trip…
Miss March also shares similarities, what with the main character being a virgin.

COINCIDENCES: (Transformers:Revenge Of The Fallen, American Virgin) 2 movies in the same night with people who have their first day in college and immediately attempt to change roommates, as well as people *unknowingly* eating pot brownies.

Mood: hungry
Music: Victim’s Family – Insidious