Plot: What’s it about?
Eugene (Zach Cregger) is about to graduate from high school, but first he will go to his senior prom and afterwards, have sex with his beautiful girlfriend Cindi (Raquel Alessi). The two have been together for two years, but waited for this special night to engage in sexual pleasure. As he prepares to head upstairs to consummate his love, his friend Tucker (Trevor Moore) convinces him to have a few drinks to relax. Several shots later, Eugene stumbles toward the door to go upstairs, but instead tumbles down them and winds up in a coma. After a painful awakening four years later, Eugene discovers that only Tucker remains by his side, as Cindi and even his own father have left to pursue their own lives. But when Tucker sees Cindi in Playboy, as a bunny no less, the friends head off to let Eugene see his lost love. But will the trip go as planned and once the two arrive at the Playboy Mansion, will it be romance or shattered dreams?
As a fan of the sketch comedy show The Whitest Kids U’Know, I looked forward to seeing what troupe members Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore could do on the big screen. In Miss March, the two wrote the screenplay, served as co-directors, and played the leads, but could they handle the load? Miss March is a silly, fun romp that provides outlandish moment after outlandish moment, with scenes sure to offend (and confuse) plenty of viewers. So no, this is by no means high art, but as fast paced bathroom humor goes, this one delivers more than its fair share of laughs. The humor here is rather dark at times, but still handled in a light fashion, as if the depraved or violent actions are more naive than sadistic. Not all the jokes work, but most do and a chain of insane characters and events never fail to keep us entertained. So if you like madcap, low brow humor or are a Whitest Kids fan, then you should give Miss March a rental.
Video: How does it look?
Miss March is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. This looks decent, but never dazzles. The main benefit over the DVD is overall clarity, as this looks much clearer. But detail doesn’t get a huge boost, so don’t expect three dimensional stuff. Even so, this looks good and while just solid for high definition, this is an improvement over the DVD. I found colors to be bright, contrast is consistent, and no serious issues crop up. So not one for visual awards, but this looks passable.
Audio: How does it sound?
This DTS HD 5.1 is rather run of the mill, but given the film’s dialogue driven nature, I wouldn’t expect much more. The audio is handled fine, as vocals sound clear and volume concerns don’t crop up. A few scenes engage the surrounds, but for the most part, this one rests in the front channels. The music adds some life however, especially in the Horsedick.mpeg sequences. So not a firecracker soundtrack, but it gets the job done. This release also includes a French language track, as well as subtitles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Supplements: What are the extras?
You can choose between the theatrical version and the unrated version, whichever tickles your fancy. This release includes some hilarious “audition” viral videos and a promotional featurette. I can’t help but think there must be some humorous outtakes or deleted scenes, but none are found here. The second disc houses a digital copy of the theatrical version, for your portable device of choice.