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Review: The Virginity Hit

 In which high school kids act like high school kids
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 16, 2010
3.0 3.0 Stars

 

An awkward teen (Matt Bennett) struggles to achieve the hallowed devirginized status of his peers. Shallow high jinks and alcohol-induced misunderstandings ensue. Sound familiar? But unlike that one where the kid fucks a pie, this mockumentary from Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland doesn’t pander to clichés. There’s no suave dork or sensitive jock. Rather, the high-school kids act like high-school kids — relentlessly immature and all the better for it. The film is loaded with unknown newcomers (all using their real names), and it’s shot in the shaky-handheld first-person style, under the pretense that these home videos are destined for the laptop screen, not the silver one. This establishes a realistic groundwork, and the lunacy gets ratcheted up with each of Matt’s failed attempts, eventually boiling over at a surprisingly feel-good climax involving porn star Sunny Leone.

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