The Virginity Hit

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Raunchy-but-dull teen sex comedy for the YouTube age.
  • R
  • 2010
  • 86 minutes

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive 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.

Positive Role Models & Representations

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.

Violence

Some insults and mild brawling among the friends. There's a jokey mention of rape.

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

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."

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.

Drinking, Drugs & 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.

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.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bymanay_4511 September 22, 2010

Extremely inappropriate!

This movie will show alot of explicity sex content that is not appropriate for all ages.

What's the story?

When they get to high school, four friends -- Matt (Matt Bennett), Zack (Zack Pearlman), Jacob (Jacob Davich), and Justin (Justin Kline) -- agree to smoke pot from a special bong each time one of them loses his virginity. After a year, the first three have made it -- only Matt remains. Matt and his girlfriend, Nicole (Nicole Weaver), have been dating for two years and are waiting for the right time -- the night of their second anniversary. Then Matt finds out that Nicole may have had sex at a frat party and cheated on him. This leads him and his friends on quest for another girl, ranging from a 25-year-old who requires him to buy an expensive suit to Matt's favorite porn star, Sunny Leone. Can Matt finally lose his virginity, or is love more important?

Is it any good?

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produced this junky-looking movie made by and for the YouTube generation. Shot entirely on small cameras and phones, the movie has nothing new to add to the well-worn teen sex comedy genre; just about everything in it has already been done. It's less than unfunny -- it's dull.

The characters come across as vaguely spoiled and somewhat annoying, and the "hero," Matt, is more pathetic than he is a comical sad sack. For some reason, the movie throws in subplots about his mother dying of cancer and his father battling drug addiction, which make him even less funny. Some of the main female characters have spunk, but for the most part the movie's attitude toward women is somewhat disrespectful, and much of the humor is simply cruel. Perhaps if it had been a 90-second YouTube video, it might be more worth the time (and money).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • 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?

Movie details

For kids who love comedies

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