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Film / Pretty Cool

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A 2001 Sex Comedy from director Rolfe Kanefsky. It stars Howard Duckell, an unpopular guy failing high school. But after an accident involving the school's computer, he ends up gaining the ability to control people's minds. Hilarity Ensues.

Got a sequel, Pretty Cool Too.

This film provides examples of:

  • Conveniently Coherent Thoughts: In the Unrated Edition, when Howard has sex with Stacy and Bambi, he reads their minds to see what they want him to do.
  • Daydream Surprise: The "fun" Howard has with Stacy and Bambi in the hot tub, though the Trigger Phrase he gave them both still works.
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: The Unrated Edition has this, but to be fair, it's during sex, so it's sort of understandable.
  • Everything but the Girl: Howard forces this on himself, refusing to use his powers to get Tiffany.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Howard's sister ends up switching bodies with a cat, and Chuck switches bodies with his teacher.
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  • Groin Attack: Howard uses his mind control powers to cause Mitch to get a boner. He then makes a girl trip him up, causing him to fall over, boner first.
  • Immodest Orgasm: Stacy and Bambi, thanks to Howard's powers, and the word "now".
  • Master of Illusion: Howard uses his powers to make Mitch see illusions of his sexy teacher.
  • Mind Control: The concept of the film.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: Howard and Chuck. Despite Howard's mind control, neither of them actually gets laid at any point during the film, although they do get into sexy situations. Howard does get laid in the Unrated Edition, but it's a dream sequence, though it's heavily implied he could feel everything that was happening.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Tiffany has a habit of walking in at just the wrong time.
    • First off, she walks in on Howard staring at Stacy and Bambi's breasts, which he's forced them to reveal. On this occasion though, it IS what it looks like.
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    • She also walks in on Paula's body, Chuck and Howard in a rather compromising position.
  • Orgasmatron: Howard orders Stacy and Bambi to orgasm whenever they hear the word "now".
  • Perception Filter: Howard puts one of these on some cheerleaders at the school, to make them unable to see or hear Chuck.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Almost everything Howard does with his powers.
  • Raging Stiffie: Howard bombards a school bully with mental images of sexy girls to give him this. One does have to wonder why he bothered to go to the effort, since he could have just commanded him to get a boner. Probably for his own Rule of Funny.
  • Sex by Proxy: Done by the woman investigating Howard in the extended cut, while he has sex with Stacy and Bambi in his fantasy.
  • Sex Comedy: Obviously.
  • Telepathy: Howard has this, and uses it on Chuck to prove his powers to him.
  • Trigger Phrase: Howard is daydreaming about Stacy and Bambi, and in his daydream, he commands them that "you two will have the most intense orgasm you've ever felt, when you hear the word 'now'." Hilarity Ensues when, upon being snapped out of his daydream, he realises his command has actually affected the girls.
  • Three Person Pool Party: Howard has one in a Dream Sequence with Stacy and Bambi, where it's implied they give him blowjobs, and then we see him pleasuring them with his mind. Becomes a full, softcore sex scene in the below Unrated Edition.
  • Unrated Edition: Although the isn't really overly explicit, the DVD contains alternate versions of some scenes which were more explicit, though still not to porn levels. This version is also available on its own under a different title.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Howard doesn't have his mind control powers any more, which presumably means Stacy and Bambi are stuck forever orgasming whenever they hear the word "now".


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