American Virgin

May 19th, 2010


American Virgin

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A night of debauchery threatens a sexually abstinent student's college standing.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 4.2/10 (3,559 voted)

Director: Clare Kilner

Stars: Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Brianne Davis, Chase Ryan Jeffery

A Freshman College Girl on a scholarship from an abstinence group that advocates saving sex until marriage discovers that her antics on a night of debauchery, when she reluctantly got drunk for the first time in her life, were captured on camera by a sleazy video producer. Now she and her friends must travel across country to recover the incriminating footage.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum - Priscilla (as Jenna Dewan)
Brianne Davis - Naz
Chase Ryan Jeffery - Chuck
Rob Schneider - Ed Curtzman
Elan Moss-Bachrach - Kevin
Bo Burnham - Rudy
Ashley Schneider - Eileen
Ben Marten - Brad
Bridgette Clarno - Mary Margaret (as Bridgette Pechman)
Michael Dailey - Harold
Jean Lyle Lepard - Bernice
Sarah Habel - Becca Curtzman
Samantha Moltmaker - Sandra
Matt Lockwood - James
Ruth Crawford - School Administrator

Release Date: 19 May 2010

Filming Locations: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Jeff Seeman's script was originally called 'Mardi Gras' and took place in New Orleans. Picture was shot under the title 'Virgin on Bourbon Street', then changed to 'American Virgin' because the locale was switched to Detroit.

User Review

Disney presents "Road Trip for Girls"

Rating: 4/10 least if Disney movies contained lots of topless nudity.

The plot: A girl (Jenna Dewan), who has devoted her life to chastity and following rules, goes to college on scholarship from an organization that promotes celibacy. She inadvertently gets drunk at a party and is filmed topless by "Chicks Go Crazy" (this movie's fictional version of "Girls Gone Wild"). She and her new-found college friends embark on a journey to save her reputation and her scholarship by getting the footage back. Along the way she learns lots of lessons about life and love, and we see a lot of breasts.

Although it has lots of (attempted) college humor, the storyline is that of a typical formulaic teen movie, complete with morals and cliché moments. Sometimes it's rather painful. One scene in particular stands out in my mind, where the main character and a guy who's falling in love with her are listening to the radio and actually break out into song (clearly lip-syncing with prerecorded voices). Reminded me of Aladdin ("A Whole New World").

I think what annoyed me most was the background music, which is cornily reminiscent of typical family films ("Honey I Shrunk the Kids" came to mind specifically, for some reason). I've never seen a film that contained so much adult content and yet felt so geared towards being a family movie. I really don't know who this movie was made for. On the one hand, the story is so fluffy it seems like pubescent girls were the target demographic. On the other hand there's the raunchy college humor and frequent nudity. So I'm not really sure who they were hoping this would appeal to.

As a late edit to this comment: I wanted to mention one positive aspect of this film, and that is its message regarding "Girls Gone Wild", which was aimed perhaps at those girls who value that kind of attention. The message is delivered in true teen cliché fashion, but nevertheless, it is a decent message that I haven't seen mentioned before.


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