88 Min. | Comedy | September 2009
IMDB Rating: 4.3
Director: Clare Kilner
Staring: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Bo Burnham, Brianne Davis
American Virgin Review: American Virgin is a lowbrow teen sex comedy and that’s all it is. But, from that perspective, it’s actually quite a good one. Young Priscilla (Jenna Dewan) is a sexually abstinent, non-swearing woman of purity who is able to attend college thanks to her scholarship from an organisation that promotes celibacy. Her new roommate is the decidedly impure Naz (Brianne Davis). During a wild party that involves the main man behind the hugely popular “Chicks Go Crazy” series (Rob Schneider) Priscilla is persuaded by Naz to stay and have some jello. The jello is tasty enough but the vodka in it alters the teetotal Priscilla into a wild party girl and the rest of American Virgin sees her trying to recover the footage of her outrageous behaviour. Naz is determined to help her, as is both Kevin (Elan Moss-Bachrach) and the smitten Chuck (Chase Ryan Jeffery).
American Virgin doesn’t have any real big stars in there (with the exception of Schneider who, love him or loathe him, is at least relatively well-known) and it certainly doesn’t have a massive budget but it compensates for these things with a number of decent laughs and plenty of moments featuring women baring their breasts to feature in a “Chicks Go Crazy” release. Jenna Dewan is appealing enough in the central role while everyone else also does fine. Ashley Schneider (no relation to Rob, as far as I’m aware) has a small but fun role as an overbearing girlfriend and Bo Burnham does well with his limited screen time.
It’s more than one or two notches below the likes of American Pie and The 40-Year-Old Virgin but Jeff Seeman’s script and Clare Kilner’s direction both stay just far enough above average to make this worth a watch if you’re bored and happen to come across it. Overall, American Virgin is watchable.