This is a story that has been done to death, and one that I'm not particularly interested in seeing re-told on film. The Virginity Hit is yet another movie about a kid losing his virginity while all of his sexed-up friends cheer him on. I should be too old for this. I should be immune to the obligatory scene where the virgin buys his first condom or the now-popular pubic hair-shaving moment. The Virginity Hit has all of those tired scenes and more. Funny thing is, I liked it.

I still don't fully understand why The Virginity Hit manages to work, despite the fact that it brings almost nothing new to the table. I've got some good guesses though. The tricky chemistry of a likable, funny ensemble cast is the biggest thing The Virginity Hit has going for it. These kids combined with a surprisingly honest point-of-view from the filmmaking duo of Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland (the screenwriters behind the slightly more scary The Last Exorcism) infuse the movie with an energy that I wasn't quite expecting. It's a sneaky one.
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