Gettin' It (2006)   1/51/51/51/51/5

Patrick Censoplano as Silver in Gettin' It (2006)

Silver Gets the Booby Prize

"Gettin' It" sort of reminds me of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", not in the story or the acting but because this feels like a low budget movie where someone has written a script full of terrible dialogue and then made it after hours in the place they work with a few friends they roped in to help. Maybe that wasn't the case, maybe writer and director Nick Gaitatjis scouted locations and auditioned the cast but that is not how it comes across. And unfortunately with that low budget feel with awkward acting and shaky camera work "Gettin' It" ends up a bad movie, a very bad movie.

Silver (Patrick Censoplano) is your pretty typical teenage boy, a virgin who is desperate to lose his virginity and between a girlfriend who doesn't want to and friends offering him advice it is stressful. But when Silver accidentally buys XXL condoms and his mum spots them rumours start to spread about Silver having a goliath between his legs and all of a sudden attractive women are flaunting themselves to get him into the sack including the man eating Mercy (Cheryl Dent) who has already lost two husbands because of her sexual appetite.

Cheryl Dent as Mercy in Gettin' It (2006)

I'll be honest; I don't know where to start when it comes to "Gettin' It" because it is simply terrible. The storyline itself about Silver having a huge penis is terribly weak and cliche but then so is everything else from the girlfriend not wanting to have sex to the inappropriate parents. Add to that the various sexual fantasy elements as Silver is approached by big busted playboy types and it is, whilst not void of storyline, so desperately weak.

But that is not the worst of it because it just has a feel of a home made movie done with a single camera and friends taking the part of actors. It has that general awkwardness be it terrible dialogue, uneasy and unnatural acting and a feel that the cameraman was stuck in the corner of various small rooms trying to keep out of the way of the actors. If it wasn't that it was taking itself seriously as a comedy it could have been so bad it became good but it doesn't do that either.

What this all boils down to is that "Gettin' It" is simply bad and whilst I like bad movies this is one which left me feeling robbed of 90 minutes of my life. There is nothing good about it and even horny young boys looking for cheap thrills will find it poor.