COMEDY; 1hr 41min
STARRING: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Clark Duke
Bummer: Zuckerman and Katrina Bowden
Ian Lafferty (Zuckerman) is the kind of guy every mother wishes her daughter would date: a sweet 18-year-old geek without a sexual clue. His only chance at scoring a looker seems to be a dish he is chatting up online, except she could be anyone and he surely isn’t the jerk jock he is making himself out as. Still, nothing ventured, and having only his virginity to lose, Ian and his best friends, cool cat Felicia (Crew) and unlikely ladykiller Lance (Duke), head from Chicago to Knoxville in Ian’s blowhard brother Rex’s (James Marsden) “borrowed” 1969 Pontiac GTO to check out the cyber girl.
The threesome have a humdinger of a trip. Seth Green makes an appearance as a sarcastic Amish, which doesn’t hurt any, the three stars are a snug fit and the screenplay by director Sean Anders and co-writer John Morris — based on Andy Behrens’s 2006 novel All the Way — keeps it light and heartfelt. That’s not always the smoothest mix but it’s a rib-tickling goodie when it does come together.