Sex and the Teenage Mind (2002) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This is a "coming of age" story which is lodged in the same general vein as the American Pie stories (it even uses the fantasy cop/stripper - a year earlier than American Wedding!), but far from the motherlode.

A high school geek thinks he'll never get laid, until he manages a remarkable coup that changes his life. He pulls off a chivalrous sacrifice to save the hottest girl in school from failing her senior history exam. She is really grateful, and really wants to pay him back, but there are obstacles. First of all, he's not the kind of guy who really knows how to go about seduction. Worst of all, the high school quarterback and resident bully thinks that the beautiful girl is his personal property.

The usual stuff.

It's not an unpleasant movie, but it's basically just a re-tread of some very well-worn tires. No new characters. No new jokes. No new territory. Nothing you haven't seen already. The film interweaves reality with fantasy in a way that is not entirely satisfying, which is to say that the fantasy sequences make the ending of the film promising, but not completely fulfilling.



  • three deleted scenes (one with the disk's only nudity)
  • widescreen transfer,  anamorphically enhanced (16x9)



  • Jamie Hagan appears topless in an extended version of the strip sequence (deleted scenes only)
  • Jodi Fleischer appears topless in another deleted scenes
  • Alison Lange appears in a bikini
  • Jay Michael Ferguson shows 90% of his butt in the movie, and all of it in a deleted scene,

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, it's a C-, not entirely unwatchable or unpleasant, but a predictable, routine coming-of-age youthploitation film which is unoriginal, tame and short on humor.

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