Hey folks, Valkor here. When it comes to sex comedies, it's usually a hit or a miss – for me American Pie was a miss, while a classic such as Porky's? Oh yes, a definite hit! This latest comedy to come across my desk, Wild Cherry, is definitely a hit, but not in the way it oughta be – i.e. it's not ha-ha, funny, but very entertaining. Check it out.
Wild Cherry centers on Helen (Tania Raymonde), senior high school student with a football jock of a boyfriend Stanford (Ryan Merriman), and, oh yes, she's a virgin. Why is that piece of detail important? Well the whole football team follows a tradition where they must plow virgins in order to win the big game. And to keep track of it all, the team keeps "The Book", which has been ongoing since 1953. Out and out it appears that Stanford may be in on the relationship just to get some "cherry pie", but Helen isn't falling for it. So She along with her crew of gals Trish (Kristin Cavallari) and Chase (Rumer Willis) set out to put an end of the book once and for all.
There are also subplots that need be mentioned. For one, Helen's dad (played by Rob Schneider) doesn't want his daughter to leave him for Paris. Next, Helen has never had an orgasm, so she sets out to accomplish just that, with suggestions from her friends on what to use such as a carrot, a vibe, a shower head, and a washing machine. That's right, a washing machine. And of course you have the guys who are out to get some virgin play, one which is actually reminiscent of the first pie movie. Think: Guzzling spooge. Yea. Oh and we can't forget the disturbing cameo of one Tia Carrera as teacher Ms. Haumea, who teaches the girls about the "power of the pussy".
Oh and lest I forget, throughout the film we get bits of interviews from Chase's documentary, where she asks students about their first time. So with that out of the way, let's get on with the show.
I have to say, I didn't think I'd walk away liking this one because it felt too much like the Pie movie, which I didn't like at all; it simply wasn't that funny or entertaining (the Pie movie). However with Wild Cherry, while I didn't feel the laughs, I did stick around for the show, which was very entertaining. I think it's because the perspective is different, where usually this type of film is centered on guys. But in this case we get those same male antics such as masturbation, sperm guzzling, having sex with food, etc from a female perspective. It also helps if the acting is solid and I will admit I was impressed with the cast, which deserve accolades all around. But surprisingly - and I am surprised I'm gonna say this, but I actually liked Rob Schneider in this one. When was the last time you've ever seen Rob play the straight man? I can't think of a film, but here you actually have pity on his character, who is a lonely man that wants his daughter around. Dude should definitely look into more father type roles or that of a teacher, because I believe he can carry a film this way. But overall great performance by all, with PerfectView points going to Tania Raymonde who looks ever so delicious, especially the scene where she's trying on underwear for her sex night. I'm droolin right now just thinkin about it. Finally the jokes are more visual than verbal, a lot more misses than hits, but even the misses don't slow this comedic train down.
I'm not a fan of the ending. So three of the High school jocks (one of which is Stanford), didn't get his virgin. So the team sucks balls in the first half. At Halftime, Helen makes this speech to Stanford about not needing "The Book", blah, blah, blah and they go on to win it all. Boring! You know what would have been funnier? Had the girls actually believed in the superstition and during the half got in a quickie to help the team win. Now THAT would have been hilarious!
Chilled Sperm. Oh you know where this is going.
Tia Carrera chanting about the Power of the Pussy. *cringe*
Overall Wild Cherry is an entertaining and enjoyable film, while it isn't heavy on laughs, it certainly was a lot of fun to watch. Add it to your Netflix que or just straight up buy it; you'll be glad you did. And out of TOV 5 stars, I'll give Wild Cherry a 3.5. And it's been Valkor tested and TOV Approved. This film has just been announced for release by Image Entertainment and will be distributed on June 28th, 2011. enjoy!