Movie Stats & Links
||Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris
Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas,
||She should laugh.
||The internet broadcast, among many others.
||I won't say where they occur, but some of the
lines I loved the most are: "Again?", "Aged 18
years... Just the way I like it.", "What's my name,
||Chris Weitz, Warren Zide, Craig Perry, Chris
There were a few movies I was totally
looking forward to seeing this summer, but with that build
up of anticipation always comes the chance of the movie
being a flop in my eyes. "American Pie" was one of those
movies I wanted to see ever since I nearly fell out of my
chair laughing after seeing the trailer, but I was worried
that the trailer contained all of the funny scenes which
would leave a lot of boredom for the rest of the movie. I
will simply say that I was not disappointed, and "American
Pie" goes on my list of funny movies that I will never take
my mom to see.
A Movie Review
In a nutshell, "American Pie" tells the story of four
friends in high school who vow to get laid by the end of the
school year. Each kid has his work cut out for him because
neither of them are the suave and deboner types to get all
of the chicks. Nope, Jim (Jason Biggs) is the normal dude,
not really knowing how to talk to girls, especially the
way-hot foreign exchange dudette Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth),
and resorts mostly to masturbation to cool his jets. Then
you've got Oz (Chris Klein), the jock dude who isn't jock
enough to get the chicks, and then scares away the rest of
the girls by hanging with the foul-thinking teammates.
Kevin's (Thomas Ian Nickolas) got a girlfriend but can't get
past the oral homage area mostly because of his inability to
say the right thing when his girlfriend says "I love you."
And then there's Finch (Eddie Kay Thomas) who is just too
smooth for the young girls and better fitted for the older
ladies (yea right!). At least that's what he seems to think.
Each of them has their challenge, and Prom night's coming so
time is running out, and "American Pie" takes us through
each dudes right of passage into adulthood. And a funny
right of passage it is.
I won't tell you much more than that because detailing
any of the boys plans for scoring will probably ruin the
anticipation of most of the jokes, so I will just say that,
well, I laughed my ass off.
Yes, "American Pie" is a rude and crude as you think it
might be from the commercials, and the teenagers will want
to see it by sneaking into the movies, but really this movie
is kind of a funny way for adults to look back and remember
their first experiences with sex. I won't say it's a funny
way for adults to look back at their first use of alcohol
because I don't think any of us drank as nonchalantly as
these teens do, but hey, you can't have everything in a
If jokes about sex disgust you, if seeing teenagers
drinking bothers you, and if you think tasteless movies are
the downfall of society, for God's sake don't do see
"American Pie." You will become more disgusted, more
bothered, and expect the second coming as you're walking out
of the theater. But if you can laugh about masturbation
jokes, aren't offended by things that happen at band camp,
and think that internet porn isn't such a bad thing, well, I
think you'll like "American Pie."
Keep the youngins at home and relive your first time. Go
see "American Pie."
To wrap it up, this dude gives "American Pie" 4 ½
stars out of 5. It wasn't the most cinematic of films, the
acting wasn't the greatest, but I laughed my ass off and
that's just what I wanted to do.
That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!!!