Hey folks, Valkor here, and I'm sending out HUGE thanks to all my sources for answering the call for more comedies. Not that I'm against dramas and horrors, but I enjoy a good laugh now and then. This next film ranks rather high on the laugh meter and thinkin about it now? Yea I'm still chuckling. It's "How to Make Love To A Woman", written by Dennis Kao and directed by Scott Culver, and it's not only one funny motherfucker of a comedy, it's also quite informative.
"How to Make Love to a Woman" stars Josh Meyers as Andy, who has a serious problem – he's unable to please his girlfriend Lauren (played by Krysten Ritter, no relation to the late great John Ritter) in bed. Sure they get along great, but Andy can't seem to get Lauren to go to "Orlando"(the euphemism they use for the female orgasm). So Andy confides in his best friends Layne (Eugene Byrd) and upcoming singer Nomi (Lindsay Richards) on what to do. Layne does his best by bringing Andy to the people who might know more about it from lesbians, porn stars, a doctor, a Buddhist monk, he even chats it up with his little brother Scott (Ricky Ullman, who has one of the best scenes in the movie). But nothing seems to work and he feels that this "problem" is tearing up their relationship. Things become even more complex when an old friend of Lauren's named Daniel (Ian Somerhalder) enters the picture and now it's up to Andy to try and salvage what he can of a relationship that appears to be falling apart at the seams.
The film is broken up with "When Harry Met Sally"-esque type interviews from other characters, getting their thoughts of the subject of making love to a woman. Plus Jenna Jameson chimes in with her advice; she has an awesome line to her kids in the film "get your ass in the car or Jesus doesn't love you!" and the kids yell "Not Jesus!!" Ken Jeong makes a wonderful appearance, though quite brief, however you won't forget him after his scene is gone. But hands down, best scene in the entire film – James Kyson-Lee from "Heroes". Dude is talkin to Nomi, well looking at her breast, and when she hides them he starts staring around like "hey! Where'd you go?" And he also has a really funny interview as well. For the record, James has the jungle fever.
Let's get it started!
I can't praise this film enough for being so damn funny and I'll be completely honest… I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. From beginning to end of "How to Make Love to a Woman" you'll be in for an hysterical treat. The length is a bit long, but you won't notice it. The break up between laughs is just right, even the pacing holds up, which in some areas… just a wee spotty, especially towards the end – I don't feel we needed that second round of Andy rejecting Lauren, but I ain't hatin on it either. The acting, all around is superb, Josh Meyer – awesome! Krysten Ritter – beautiful and awesome, and Eugene Byrd – freakin hysterical, you and Josh definitely have good comedic chemistry together. But overall, I think the chemistry of the complete cast is just spot on perfect. And did I forget to mention that this film is funny? Lastly the soundtrack is tits, featuring music from Lindsay Richards (Changes in me), Them Terribles (Bullets and Guns), Saosin (It's Far Better To Learn), And Yellowcard (Light Up the Sky) - heh! The lead singer gets some jokes in as well.
In the world of Romantic Comedies, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally rank as my all time favorites, and I can happily say "How to Make Love to a Woman" is up there right along with them. Even as I write this review, I'm watching it again and I'm enjoying it more the second time around. You want laughs and lessons in love making combined? Then pick up "How to Make Love to a Woman", which gets 4.5 stars out of 5 and it's been Valkor tested and TOV Approved.
So, question of the day: Fellas, what's your best advice you'd give to your buddy on how to make love to a woman? And ladies, what advice can you give us guys, to get you to "Orlando"? The comment section is open.