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Miss March

Miss March
Zach Cregger, Raquel Alessi, Craig Robinson, Trevor Moore and Hugh Hefner

Rated: R 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: March 13, 2009 Released by: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Zach Cregger who is quite well know for his work in the comedy troupe "The Whitest Kids U' Know" along with Trevor Moore directed, wrote and performed in a film clearly designed for young men who dream of someday meeting a Playboy Bunny or some woman that looks and acts like one.

Eugene Bell (Zach Cregger) is the kid who has yet to score with his girl friend, in fact she is the one driving the coupling. Raquel Alessi's Cindi Whitehall is the girl of his dreams and she is at the point where she wants him to meet her upstairs at a party after the prom where no control exists. The story takes a twist when his dream evening is foiled by a falling tool box.

Eugene falls into a coma with far sillier results than Christopher Walkin's long coma in The Dead Zone. But there are similarities - each has lost their girl friend by the time they awake. As Eugene awakes he is facing his best pal Tucker Cleigh (Trevor Moore), the biggest jerk in town. With four years having passed while he remained unconscious, the love of his life Cindi has become a Playboy Bunny in fact she is the Miss March centerfold. Raquel Alessi is attractive but not a probable pick by Hugh Hefner to live in his mansion.

Buying the suggestion from the jerk Tucker, the two head on a trip to see Cindi at the Playboy mansion. It becomes a trip to OZ for the two silly characters. The journey is filled with over-the-top sex jokes most of which are not effective. Only one which bounces another woman willing to become intimate with Tucker off a bus operated by singer Horsedick MPEG (Craig Robinson); she shows up again during the ending credits and that is worth a laugh.

The boys meet all kinds of sexy women and even get to the grotto which they treat like a holy shrine. To complete their fantasy an audience with Hugh Hefner is granted and he gives advise that all women have some bunny in them. They also learn that a bunny is not a stripper just as Charley Wilson did in Charlie Wilson's War.

We can understand the tear in Hefner's eye - he probably saw a screening of this film which is far more painful to watch than the real Miss March.

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