Wednesday, March 18, 2009


By: JaysQ

In addition to sending me into a spasm of gut laughter MISS MARCH also managed to teach me a few lessons about life: If your suffering from muscular atrophy do NOT make any sudden movements, never ever piss off homicidal firefighters wielding axes (or their loved ones), and possibly most important, when receiving oral sex from an epileptic don’t even think about enhancing the mood with strobe lights. That is if you value your manhood anyways. You will learn all this and more in the new comedy from Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger, the geniuses behind the comedy sketch show The Whitest Kids U Know. The show itself is equal parts absurd, disgusting and hilarious; a formula that I’m happy to say they don’t deviate from in their film debut.

Enter young Tucker Cleigh (Moore) and Eugene Bell (Cregger), childhood best friends despite being almost complete opposites. One day as the boys rummage through the belongings of Eugene’s older brother they stumble upon something they weren’t expecting. Porno!! Playboy to be exact (The classiest skin-mag ever created) They both have their own distinctly different reactions to the images, but from there on out their lives are never the same again.

Fast forward to present day. Tucker, having tried to model his life around the principles of his hero Hugh Heffner, has become a zealous chaser of tail. Eugene on the other hand, has become a fierce advocate of celibacy due to a traumatizing unprotected sexcapade involving his brother (and his retarded pyromaniac baby) that results in him being thrown in the loony bin. Now he and his longtime girlfriend, Cindi Whitehall (played by the strikingly beautiful Raquel Alessi) lecture youngsters in a scared straight style seminar about waiting until marriage to have sex.

With senior prom night getting closer a reluctant Eugene agrees to have sex for the first time at the request of Cindi. Tucker helps him to gear up for it, as any good best friend would, by throwing back a few stiff ones. Drunk as a skunk and finally ready he heads off to meet his sweetheart whose already excitedly waiting, but accidentally takes a nose dive down a set of basement stairs and finds himself in coma.

Four years later Tucker, assisted by a Louisville slugger, snaps his friend out of his stupor. A confused and upset Eugene learns much has changed since prom. All his loved ones have moved away and his girlfriend has gone from innocent virgin to bonafide Playboy Bunny. In typical road trip fashion the two set out to the Playboy Mansion on a mission to confront Miss March.

Admittedly I was already in love with the stylings of The Whitest Kids, but fan gushing aside, Moore and Cregger have an undeniable chemistry on screen. They did well punching up a rather mundane script as well as directing themselves. Not to mention making a lot of smart casting choices.

The always golden Craig Robinson (Zach and Miri make a Porno, The Office) shines as the duo’s old friend and hip-hop sensation Horsedick.MPEG (still makes me chuckle days after seeing the film). Seriously Hollywood give Robinson more work. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in a major or minor role that he didn’t kill with his excellent comedic timing and delivery. It’s well past time he get some parts as a leading man.

Other humorous guest spots include Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911) making a brief appearance as one of the coolest doctors Ive ever seen and the legend himself, Mr. Hugh Heffner, also cameos in his largest speaking role ever.

One of the most surprising things about the film is that amidst all the sex antics, cussing and gross-out humor it actually manages to have a few genuinely heartfelt moments. I’m not sure if it’s a result or the acting or writing, but I have to give them credit for tuggin on the ol’ heartstrings in an otherwise testosterone laden experience.

All in all MISS MARCH doesn’t necessarily update the over saturated sex comedy genre, but if you love that sort of thing it sure as hell will make a hysterical addition to your collection. Still, here’s hoping that this project leads them to some opportunities more within the realm of their sketch comedy work.

From The Whitest Kids U Know, Season 2, Episode2.


  1. Hey,
    Excellent job, couldn't agree more. Glad to have seen this with you. I'll be watching for an "I Love You, Man" review

  2. I especially love the part where the 2 fire trucks are on either side of them and there are firemen hanging off the side swinging axes at them. ROFL