STUDIO: Vivendi | DIRECTOR: Christian Forte | CAST: Brendan Hines, Chris Pratt, Scott Caan, Denise Richards
RELEASE DATE: 1/19/2010 | PRICE: DVD $24.99
BONUSES: interviews, naked video commentary
SPECS: NR/R | 96 min. | Comedy | 2.35:1 widescreen | Dolby | no subtitles
This movie’s premise is undeniably cute: A couple of schmucks (Brendan Hines of TV’s Lie to Me, Chris Pratt of TV’s Parks and Recreation) find themselves transported via a portable peep show to an alternate universe where life plays out like a porn movie.
That’s right — we’re talking about a world filled with cheerleaders, waitresses, ambitious actresses, aroused MILFs and pizza delivery boys who spend their days and nights cavorting at sorority houses, pool parties and so on. It’s a [wet] dream come true for the boys, until they realize that the pleasure in porn is that it’s a forbidden fantasy and not the greatest guide to everyday lifestyles, particularly when it comes to finding true love.
Again, the Pleasantville meets Boogie Nights concept is a good one, as is the abundance of incidental nudity and the positive energy of such performers as Scott Caan (TV’s Hawaii Five-O) and Denise Richards (Cougars, Inc.) as Valley porn stars Rod Cannon and Autumn Bliss (who are featured alongside blink-and-you’ll-miss’em cameos by Tracy Morgan and Kim Kardashian). But the humor begins to wane at the midway point as this sexy film stumbles to a “love conquers all” conclusion.
As far as special features on the DVD, there’s no denying that the tongue-in-cheek naked video commentary by Playboy starlet Christine Nguyen was the one that piqued our interest the most.
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