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The Virginity Hit Review

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2.5

Dave White Profile

No pies were harmed. Read full review

3.5

Jen Yamato Profile

Losin' it on YouTube. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    40

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Works cleverly because it emerges right out of the everyone's-an-exhibitionist YouTube age

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The Virginity Hit is fresh, unpretentious fun, but the comedy is so raw that it will appeal only to those who appreciate this sort of unfiltered peek into the mind of males in their late teens and early twenties.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 17+

Raunchy-but-dull teen sex comedy for the YouTube age.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this raunchy teen sex comedy (whose producers include some of the folks behind popular website Funny or Die) is about four high school friends who agree to smoke pot in a special bong each time one of them loses his virginity. The bulk of the movie follows the final member of the group as he tries and fails time and again (his friends document his failures on video and post the results to YouTube ... which leads to issues with viral videos and cyberbullying). The movie is full of crass sexual talk and content (including Internet images of a porn star having sex, other partial nudity, and implied oral sex), as well as plenty of strong language (with many uses of "f--k" and "s--t") and frequent teen drinking -- all without consequence. Much of the humor is cruel, and it sometimes objectifies women.

  • Families can talk about what the movie is saying about sex. Is it better to wait to have sex with someone you're in love with? Parents: Talk to your kids about your own family's values when it comes to sex and relationships.
  • The teens in this movie drink a lot and smoke lots of pot. How does the movie portray this kind of behavior? What kind of consequences can it have in reali life?
  • What messages does the movie send about online privacy and responsbility? How does Matt end up being cyberbullied? Could he have done anything to prevent it? What steps should kids take to stay safe online?
  • Does this movie objectify women or show them as stereotypes?

The good stuff
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    Messages: There's some small attempt to convince viewers to "only have sex with someone you love," but the extremely iffy behavior that leads up to this message makes it not worth the effort. Characters play pranks on one another, steal, damage property, and treat women as objects. The obsession with sex as an activity or a rite of passage borders on unhealthy, and there are no consequences for any of this behavior. The characters' constant use of YouTube leads to some cyberbullying incidents; the movie doesn't address that issue within the context of digital safety/privacy.

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    Role models: Matt is something of a survivor, having lost his mother to cancer and dealt with a drug-addict father. He waits to have sex with his girlfriend, but mainly because he "wants it to be perfect." Still, he's not exactly role model material; he's a perpetual victim, and he sulks a lot. And over the course of the movie, he does hope and plan to have sex with girls he's not in love with; the fact that he never goes through with it is due to circumstances beyond his control.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Some insults and mild brawling among the friends. There's a jokey mention of rape.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Almost constant crass sex talk/innuendo, and some nudity. Viewers see images from the Internet of the real-life porn star Sunny Leone having sex, though neither her male partner nor penetration are shown. One of Matt's potential partners e-mails a naked picture of herself. Matt practices cunnilingus on an inflatable dummy. The boys visit a strip club -- some nudity among the strippers. A frat boy clearly enjoys oral sex, though the girl (and the act) are out of view. Matt shaves his genitalia in preparation for sex. Occasional kissing, both male-female and female-female. Brief partial female nudity in a couple of scenes as Matt attempts to have sex. Girls in bikinis.

  • language false5

    Language: Lots of uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "d--k," "slut," "hell," "t-ts," "boner," "bitch," "p---y," "jack off," "ass," and "oh my God."

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    Consumerism: YouTube is a constant presence in the characters' lives and is used throughout the course of the film. A Gatorade bottle is visible in one shot.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The teen characters make a deal to smoke pot together from a special bong each time one of them loses his virginity. They also drink frequently, often to drunkenness; they're seen drinking everything from beer to hard liquor. An adult character is a drug addict and/or alcoholic.

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