Miss March is an irreverent coming-of-age comedy about Eugene, a young man who wakes up from a coma to discover that his once innocent high school sweetheart has become a Playboy Playmate. Together with his best friend Tucker, the hapless virgin embarks on a cross-country road trip to win his ex back by crashing a party at the legendary Playboy Mansion.
aims for that cinematic sweet spot where gross-out raunch and romantic comedy overlap, appealing to boys and girls alike. Eugene (Zach Cregger), a sweet but anxious high-school student, is finally going to have sex with his longstanding girlfriend Cindi (Raquel Alessi). But before he closes the deal, he falls down a flight of stairs, hits his head, and goes into a four-year coma. When he revives, his best friend Tucker (Trevor Moore) informs Eugene that his former sweetheart is now a Playboy centerfold. That’s all it takes to inspire a road trip to the Playboy mansion, where Eugene hopes to woo Cindi back and Tucker hopes to score a playmate. Miss March
features enough bare breasts, bodily function gags (and gag is the word), and general idiocy to satisfy the adolescent male half of the audience. What passes for romance, unfortunately, is a saccharine glaze over some uncomfortable sexual panic. When women aren’t serving as sex toys, they’re being stabbed with forks, tossed out of windows, or drinking urine. All the dorky-boys-will-be-dorky-boys humor and supposedly heartwarming sincerity can’t make up for that kind of hostility. Cregger and Moore (who also wrote and directed) are members of the comedy troupe The Whitest Kids You Know. --Bret Fetzer
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