by R.C. Samo
Every generation, a teen sex comedy must emerge to define a generation. In the 70s John Landis gave us National Lampoon’s Animal House, in the 80s Bob Clark made Porky’s, the 90s Paul Weitz continued to trend American Pie and for the internet generation, Jason Lockhart brought us Casting Couch.
Casting Couch is about a group of friends who are struggling with their non-existent sex lives and concoct the most genius of plans to find their ideal women — by casting fake movie, of course. Shot in a documentary format, Lockhart was able to capture the current trend of fame at any cost, while tackling the issue of how unethical one is willing to be, to fulfill their most primal of desires.
What made the film believable is the cast. Not only did it star Lockhart (who also wrote and directed the film), but a slue of young actors including Mindy Robinson, David Lengal, Kelly Kemp, Robert Mitchell, Kayla Collins, Joey Stafura (producer), Justin Smith and Adam Lloyd. Their interaction was truly, how college age friends relate to each other.
Filmed in less than a month, on a shoe string budget, Casting Couch proves that you can make a fun movie, with great dialogue. This is one of those films that you can just veg out on the sofa, watch with a group of friends and escape for an hour and a half.