The OH in Ohio (2006) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This is basically like an episode of Sex and the City with a new character. Parker Posey plays a successful suburbanite who has conquered every field but one: her own orgasms. She hasn't ever had one. She doesn't even masturbate. Since she has been married to the same man (Paul Rudd) for ten years, she has just shut herself off from sexual feelings to concentrate on the rest of her life. Her husband, on the other hand, is crushed by his failure to please her, and is experiencing a profound depression. After much hand-wringing and a separation, she finally resolves to try to understand her problem. In the course of her newfound single life, she goes to a demented masturbation coach (Liza Minnelli), buys sex toys, sleeps with a lot of men, has her lesbian moment (with Heather Graham!), has many frank girl-talks with her friend, and finally finds her tantric center in the person of an ugly little old runt of a pool guy (Brad Pitt) who can make her laugh ... and come.

Just kidding about Pitt. I'm pretty sure you can guess who actually plays the old pool guy. (Hint: not Jason Alexander. Think uglier and runtier.)

Her husband, meanwhile, is a high school teacher and gets his mojo back by having an affair with one of his honor students (Mischa Barton). The film completely backs off any moral judgment about that relationship, treating the affair exactly the same as if she were a 21-year-old college student from a different school.

It seems like a cable project but somehow managed a tiny theatrical run (20 screens). I'm not sure why. Perhaps the distributors thought that audiences might show up to see the recognizable names in the cast. Despite a lot of frank talk, the sex and nudity are minimal, and the jokes are edgeless. The cast is fine, but the film just let them down. It has all the superficial character development, general pointlessness and glib attitude of a comedy without any of that pesky humor.



  • Widescreen anamorphic
  • A few extended and deleted scenes.



Mischa Barton does a sex scene in which she is supposed to be topless. Her nipples appear to be covered with patches.

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Based on this description, this film is a C-. The genre is "Sex and the City" clones. If you like that show, you'll probably find this to be about equivalent to an average episode. I found it kinda watchable, but the humor generally fails, and the 6.0 at IMDb is a mild surprise. I would have guessed at least a half-point lower.

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