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      14.03.2011 14:09
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      A very funny college movie with adult humour!

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      == American Pie 2 ==
      American Pie 2 is about five close friends who are in the final year of college and for the end of year break they all decide to go rent out a beach house where one of the guys, named Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is in fact the one that arranged the beach house after a good recommendation from his older brother. Jim (Jason Biggs) is another of the guys and hes going so he can prepare for his past flame Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) as from the previous American Pie movie you will know why. Also coming on the trip is Oz (Chris Klein) who is spending the summer away from his girlfriend Heather (Mena Suvari) and also Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) who is going for fun and to hopefully see Stifler's (Sean William Scott) mother. Stifler is also going with them for the summer much to Finch's dismay as the pair don't get on to well.

      The movie is really funny and one of the best college type movies I have ever seen. Jim is basically the main star of the movie but each character goes through different emotions. The movie has its funny elements and also has its drama elements and American Pie 2 can be taken seriously unlike most college comedy movies.

      === Did You Enjoy It? ===
      Yeah I really did enjoy this movie. I have always been a fan of college comedy movies and the American Pie series has always been one...if not the favourite of these type of films. American Pie 2 is certainly my favourite American Pie movie out of all of them. I grew up watching this movie with my best friend almost every weekend and it still never fails to make me chuckle. I enjoyed literally everything about it especially the character Steve Stifler played by Sean William Scott.

      === Characters/Performances ===
      The cast in my opinion is a really strong and brilliant line up. Sean William Scott is one of the talented ones to come out of this movie and make a name for himself. Jason Biggs is another whom I believe to have done really well from the American Pie movies, going on to star in many movies after them. Also Tara Reid has made a name for herself from this movie and although she isn't in it for long she is still a very attractive actress to many people. I thought the cast itself was great and there performances were just as good, it made the movie better and more entertaining.

      === Soundtrack ===
      Now the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic. I love all the songs in the film and they all fit perfectly into the scenes they are used in. Below is a list of the songs and artists to give you a rough idea how AWESOME it is!

      * Blink-182 - Everytime I Look For You
      * Green Day - Scumbag
      * Left Front Tire - Bring You Down
      * Uncle Kracker - Split This Room In Half
      * Alien Ant Farm - Good For A Woman
      * American Hi-Fi - Vertigo
      * 3 Doors Down - Be Like That
      * Sum 41 - Fat Lip
      * Angela Ammons - Always Getting over You
      * Jettingham - Cheating
      * Flying Blind - Smokescreen
      * Fenix*TX - Phoebe Cates
      * The Exit - Susan
      * Lucia Cifarelli - I Will
      * Oleander - Halo
      * Witness - Heres One For You

      === Other Bits ===
      I wont spend much time on the special effects as these type of movies don't really use or need them. The story is great and when comparing it to other films of its kind like Roadtrip, Van Wilder and the National Lampoon's, I would have to say American Pie is the one that stands out most and is possibly the funniest. There are loads of college type movies and probably way to many to mention but this certainly is a classic in my eyes. The director of American Pie 2 is a guy named James B. Rogers and out of all the American Pie movies he has only directed the 2nd one. He has directed a few other movies such as, The Pool Boys, Demoted and See Arnold Run. American Pie 2 is undoubtedly his best piece of work so far to date. I really believe American Pie 2 to be really excellent value for money, it goes for around £3 and for a movie that has a runtime of roughly 93 minutes its a pretty reasonable price and its also one of the funniest films I have seen. The movie is certificate 15. I would give American Pie 2 a solid 9/10 and would really recommend to most people!

      Review also on Ciao under username: MrBrightside1987

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        23.05.2010 14:35
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        American Pie 2

        American Pie 2 - It's summer time!

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        General information
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        Movie time: 108 minutes
        Category: Comedy
        Year: 2001
        Director: J.B. Rogers
        Language: English
        Country: United States
        Extras: Yes

        Actors:
        Jason Bigs as Jim Levenstein
        Shannon Elizabeth as Nadia
        Alyson Hannigan as Michelle Flaherty
        Chris Klein as Chris Ostreicher
        Tara Reid as Vicky Lathum
        Seann William Scott as Stiffler

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        The story
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        American Pie 2 is the sequel to the first film where we are introduced to Jim, Kevin, Chris (aka Oz), Finch and Stiffler and see how they get through the last year of high school and where they are subject to things like sex and partying. We are now one year further and the friends are in the first year in college and had now come home for summer vacation. They come of course to party and go to the house of Stiffler. But when the police stop the party there, they have no place to go to. Kevin, however, has a great idea to rent a cottage with the five of them! A cottage is obviously expensive, so they have to work also and they are going to paint a house to earn money. Of course the movie is about lots of party and sex and we see old faces like Vicky, Nadia and Michelle, but also the mother of Stiffler!

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        The performances are really good, because you often forget that the actors do have good timing for the jokes. I think they do a pretty good job since they make it look so easy and comes across credible. Starring Jason Bigs as Jim Levenstein, is a clumsy boy especially around women and gets always in the most shameful situation. If there is a character that has maked the biggest impression in the first film than it must be the Stiffmeister. Stiffler is the one who keeps the party going and loves the women, and especially constant jokes about everything. You'll certainly laugh at him and he makes the movie just a little bit more fun. The performances in the film are good. You have many actors who have a supporting role, but certainly steal the show. You have the father of Jim that gives very uncomfortable advice and Stiffler's mother who has sex with Finch.

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        Extras
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        There are quite a few extras on the DVD including 4 commentaries! The first track is of some actors including Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari. Mena Suvari mainly talks about the movie with some jokes here and there. Other comments are given by Eddie Kaye Thomas, who played Paul Finch in the film. He talks about his preparation for including his role and what research he has done this. The other two tracks are the director and the writer / producer. Also there are some extras like bloopers, which are fun to watch. Further on there are a making off of the film, behind the scenes, deleted scenes and audition recordings. In other words, enough extras to fill a whole evening!

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        My opinion
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        If you did not like the first movie, then you certainly don't have to watch this movie, because he is almost the same. The film is mostly young people who want fun and to deal with girls and parties. But the way the jokes are made is very nicely done and feel original. The actors in this movie are good and are real characters in themselves. Actors who have a supporting role, sometimes have outshine the other characters. There are many extras on the DVD so the DVD is definitely worth buying. American Pie 2 was definitely a fun movie to watch with friends on a night!

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          03.03.2010 17:32
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          Overall, very funny and hilarious as always...

          American Pie 2 was released in 2001. For anyone who watched American Pie this movie is the sequel to that and the hilarious continuation of the antics of the group that appeared in the first film. All of the original and farvourite characters have returned with some new ones to make this second film very good. However, I would say that it is not quite as good as the first one as it's never easy to match that sort of level they acheived. Who can forget when this crazy gang of teenagers burst on to our screen.

          Despite the character development not really moving on as much as I thought it would from the first one, American Pie 2 is still extremely funny and well worth watching. We pick up with the characters as they finish up their first year of college and return home for the summer. Oz played by Chris Klein, Finch played by Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jim played by Jason Biggs and Kevin played by Thomas Ian Nicholas are hell bent on having a great summer of fun with beer and women and maybe more. They decide to rent out a beach house for the summer between them all for parties and such like but the expense of it all means they have to include Sifler played by Seann William Scott in their plans.

          What ensues is a summer of mayhem and fun and relationships some old and some new. There are parties and general carnage like in the first movie. Once again we are treated to some hilarious scenes that I for one was laughing out loud at.

          If you liked the first movie, you will enjoy this one as well. Just don't expect too much of a storyline, plus the movie focuses on the lives of the boys and not much about the girls that were in the group. If you thought the first movie was crude and bad then this one gets even worse.

          I recommend this movie to all adults and although not quite as good as the first is still very much worth watching....

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          12.12.2009 02:10
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          If you loved the first, you'll love this!

          note: also appears in part on Flixster and The Student Room

          The original American Pie is something of a cultural milestone; it has so many iconic scenes for the genre that can connect with teens, and is to the 2000s answer to what Animal House and Porkys was back in the 1980s. Against the odds, American Pie 2 is actually a pretty decent sequel that thrives on its characters as much as it does its crude and ridiculous situations.

          The film takes place just as the Summer break begins, with the four friends - Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), Chris "Oz" Ostreicher (Chris Klein), Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) - renting a beach house for the Summer with the hope that they can use it to party all Summer and get lots of sex. However, they ultimately have to allow party animal and general douchebag Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) to join them in order to afford the rent. The film reconnects several plot threads from the first film, such as Jim's on-off relationship with Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), and his past fling with Michelle Flahherty (Alysson Hannigan), which is re-visited here.

          There are as many memorable set-pieces here as there were last time, meaning that any fan of the original will surely get a kick out of this. I really didn't expect this to be as good as the original, but alas, with the same hilarious characters back, this is a worthy sequel and hilariously crude comedy. Thanks to again some schooled comic performance and a mastery of the gross-out comedy form, this is a worthy sequel that manages to match the original with its zaniness and strange feral charm.

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          24.11.2009 19:12
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          Another rampant teen comdey

          This is the 2nd film in the line of 6 and it follows the usual rules, and is not quite as good as the first, but it is still quite excellent in my opinion.

          This film is all about the exact same group of friends that are in the first film, but set a year later after they have returned back from university for the summer. They all reunited and are tossing ideas back and forth about what to do for the summer. They finally decide to go to the lake for the summer, and all get part time jobs painting a house. They soon jump straight into the antics, by sneaking into the house because they think it is inhabited by a pair of lesbians, this of course as usual goes very very wrong.

          Nadia also returns and Jim makes his second attempt at charming her, aided by this band geek girl he meets randomly, but is he slowly falling for her instead? Is it to much pressure when Nadia finally does arrive to receive her present? I'm not going to spoil it for you but there is a great twist at the end of this story.

          This American pie just like its predecessor is full of nail biting embarrassing moments of comedy, sexual references and some absolutely vile scenes that you have to watch even thou you don't want to. But that's what American pie is all about.

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          24.06.2009 20:03

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          great film, jsut as good as the first

          a group of students finish their first year at uni and they have a whole summer to party. But they need to find some babes or their parties will be a bit of a 'sausage fest'. So, they guys get together and with money from the Stiff Meister - Stifler, they rent a house by a lake for a summer and get jobs painting houses. From here, they start their bid to build up towards a massive house party. Their hunt for females leads them to a pair of lesbians and some other beautiful ladies.
          This film continues the outragious fun of the first film, including all the original characters. It is well written and you get a really good sense of how the characters have developed since the first film. there are some truly brilliant one liners which make the film really memorable.
          I love this film but it is one of those films you cannot watch in the presence of parents. there are some very embarrasing moments, just as there were in the first film

          A great watch !

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          09.06.2009 07:57
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          This is another gem of a comedy and one that all who loved the first film should see

          American Pie 2 sees all of the old gang back for yet more hilarity as Jim (Jason Biggs), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Oz (Chris Klein), and Stifler (Seann William Scott) reunite after their first year at college and decide to rent a beach house in order to attract the ladies all manner of comedy ensues. As we see Vicky (Tara Reid) turn up we see Kevin confused as they broke up and she is not looking for anything more than friendship and Jim discover that gorgeous exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) will be visiting for a little romance with him he worries if he can live up to all she expects of him and so heads to the band camp to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) to get tips from her following their sexual experiences together in the first film. This film manages to live up to the first film in the comedy stakes and was a worthy follow up that I personally loved just as much as the first film and would recommend to anyone.

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            01.06.2009 23:32

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            An excellent film that is an excellent addition to the series, well recommended!

            American Pie 2 is a fantastic film that has to be my favourite of the whoel American Pie series. It was originally released in 2001 and really is a hilarious film that is as usual of the comedy genre. I found it to be overall very well produced and I was entertained throughout the movie's entire length! The film stars Jason Biggs who really is excellent throughout the film and also Eddie Kaye Thomas who produce an outstanding performance is this great comedy. I think the humour is often of a sexual nature quite often and so on that front I wouldn't recommend it for any one younger than the age range.

            The film is about the whole group who are once again back together and ready for a new adventure that is bigger and better than ever! In an attempt to develop their friendship further they see the opportunity to spend the whole summer at a beach hut to be a great way to do it. Whilst there they have the idea of hosting the best and biggest party that has ever been done before! During this party it might not have gone particularly to plan and Stiffler, Finch and Jim find themselves stuck together with superglue when Jim accidently mistaked the super glue for lubricant!

            I found the film to be a fantastic comedy and considering that you can now get this film for only £4 from Amazon I think it is really a very good deal. I hope this was useful and thank you very much for reading!

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            06.12.2008 18:36
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            One-dimensional, derivative gross-out comedy that borrows heavily from the original

            Director: James B Rogers
            Cast: Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas
            Release date: 18th March 2002
            Length: 1094mins (1 disc)
            DVD extras: The Baking Of American Pie 2, Director, writer and cast commentaries, Out-takes, deleted scenes, original casting tapes from American Pie, music video, crew featurette.

            With its famous pastry-humping scene 1999's American Pie established itself as the king of the teen gross-out genre, and it has never quite been toppled by the many clones such as Road Trip, Tomcats, and Dude, Where's my Car? What made American pie different from the average coming-of-age comedy was certainly not the excruciatingly embarrassing comic moments themselves, but rather the film's audacity, its brazen shock tactics and its aggressive desire to leave the audience reeling. And reel we did: who could forget the flute anecdote? It was always going to be a hard act to top, which is probably why director James B Rogers decided to bring us a sequel that is almost an exact replica of the original.

            Jim, Oz, Kevin, Stifler and Finch are home from college for the holidays, one year older and still desperate to get laid. With beautiful Czech exchange student Nadia due to visit sexually incompetent Jim at the end of the summer, the guys decide to help him by hiring a beach house in the hope of attracting some local hotties to break him in before the main event. What inevitably follows is a series of mindless gags, held loosely together by a plot so insubstantial that the film degenerates into a kind of sketch show. It mirrors the original in form and content, replacing the 'pale ale' joke with 'warm champagne', apple pie with superglue and the flute with a trumpet. Not only are the same old jokes rehashed, but the script is also peppered with endless references to the first film, which only serves to underline the sequel's inferiority.

            The entire original cast has returned, resulting in an abundance of superfluous, one-dimensional characters. The action revolves around lovable klutz Jim to such a degree that most of his co-stars resemble show-room dummies. The fleeting and uncomfortable cameos by Mena Suvari and Shannon Elizabeth suggest that these actresses are aware that they're capable of bigger and better things, whilst too much is made of Jim's supposedly hilarious dad (Eugene Levy). Chris Klein, with his painfully wooden performance as Oz, unintentionally brings one of the only genuine touches of humour to the film and is a refreshing contrast to the over-acting of the rest of the cast.

            Unlike its predecessor, American Pie 2 does not conclude with the message that there is more to life than sex, but with a cock-eyed and ham-fisted stab at Hollywood sentimentality as Jim and co agree that this was the best summer they've ever had. Aww, you guys! From its moronic toilet humour to the pseudo-punk soundtrack, this tasteless pie was baked for incurious, grubby-minded teenage boys everywhere, which is why this girl won't be coming back for seconds. Bleurgh.

            *For a much better and more daring representative of the gross-out genre, check out Oliver Rihs' 2006 film Black Sheep*

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              12.11.2008 16:54
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              The long awaited sequel that didn't disappoint, but show signs of age.

              AAs its name suggests this was the long awaited sequel to American Pie and it took nearly 2 years to get it in the cinemas. Launched in 2001 this film was really hyped up and had a lot to live up to and it did not disappoint.

              Time has moved on and our four heroes, being Jim (played by Jason Biggs), Oz (played by Chris Klein), Kevin (played by Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (played by Eddie Kay Thomas) have just completed their first year of college. The boys re-unite and decide to kick back and spend the summer at Stifler's (played by Sean William Scott) beach house.

              The pick up truck is loaded and the boys head off to the beach with the only thing on their minds being booze and birds.

              ****Jim****

              Since the last film Nadia has gone back home but Jim has kept in touch with her throughout his first year at college. Nadia (played by Shannon Elizabeth) is now travelling but is intending to get to the beach house for the party to end all parties and hook up with Jim.

              Jim is concerned over his lack of experience and seeks the advice of Michelle (played by Alyson Hannigan) who has gone to band camp. Jim decides to break in to band camp and is taught the art of armour by Michelle after dark.

              Jim and Michelle's relationship blossoms and when the crunch time arrives Jim decides that it is Michelle who has captured his heart. Nadia, of course, is upset but finds Sherman "the Sherminator" (played by Chris Owen) more than happy to be a shoulder to cry on.

              ****Oz****

              Despite going to different colleges Oz and Heather are still together and have managed to keep their long distance relationship going.

              Whilst Oz does have a sizeable part in this film it is not the same extent as in the first. Oz's storyline is, in my opinion, quite boring. This is not such a bad thing because Oz is not the most charismatic of individuals in this film.

              ****Kevin****

              Kevin and Vicky (played by Tara Reid) decided to call a break before they went to college to enable them both to grow, develop and experience new things.

              When Vicky arrives at the beach house Kevin's feelings come flooding back although these aren't reciprocated, which Kevin finds difficult to deal with.

              Kevin does not have as big a part as he did in American Pie, but just like Oz he is not charismatic and, in my opinion, not that funny. I suppose this is the difficulty these actors have to face when there is such a star studded and talented cast.

              ****Finch****

              Finch is finding it difficult to let go and has been saving himself for his true love. He has been practising the art of tantra and plans to use this very soon.

              Finch gets excited when he hears that there will be a guest appearance at the party and immediately begins to prepare, although he is disappointed when the guest of honour actually arrives.

              ****Other characters****

              Whilst Stifler had a sizeable part in American Pie this film enabled Sean William Scott a proper chance to show what he can do and he did not disappoint. For me, it is Stifler, and his many one liners that make this film.

              Almost all of the characters from American Pie make an appearance in the sequel, including Jim's dad who is on hand to help his son out in embarrassing and difficult situations.

              ****The next step****

              American Pie 2 depicts the division of the group and tracks the development specific individuals, namely Jim and Michelle.

              Whilst the other characters do have their own story lines dealing with other relationship issues these are, in my opinion, bland and do take second fiddle to that of Michelle and Jim, which is subsequently carried on in to the next sequel, the aptly named American Pie 3.

              ****Opinion****

              I did not find American Pie 2 as funny as American Pie. Maybe I was expecting too much?

              That said, there are some very comical parts. The most memorable for me involve super glue and top shelf magazines, a trumpet and a pair of walkie talkies.

              American Pie 2 is still much better than many other teen movies and well worth a watch.

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                22.10.2008 11:14
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                Just as good as the first one!

                So after you loose your virginity, what is the next big milestone in your life? Well that's got to be the first summer home from college, and that is what this movie is all about.

                All the main characters put in a repeat performance here, indeed they had signed a contract to that effect. It was really nice to see everyone back.

                After arriving back at home, the guys soon felt that they had to leave, so they rent a (wonderful) house on the lake, and plan to spend the summer partying, which they do.

                The basic plot is almost non-existent, but the numerous sub-plots are many and wonderful. Lesbian alerts, Jim getting his hand super-glued to his penis, Nadia arriving, band camp and more. They are all great, and just so funny!

                Great jokes, amazing acting and good ideas come together to make another classic teen movie. Unmissable, watch it soon!

                This review is published under the same name at ciao

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                20.08.2008 16:22
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                Only if you have nothing better to do

                American Pie 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster American Pie 1.

                I do not know why there are so many movies in America about life at college and those Uni days, surely you do not have the same here in Uk, and not in any other country as far as I know. I think the movie that started the trend was Animal House with John Belushi, and since that movie, nobody has been able to recreate the magic.

                One year has passed and the 4 main characters decide to go to the beach to make some money, and, yes you guessed it, try to have some fun with women.

                The jokes are what you would expect and by the end of the movie, you are sure that this movie will not make it for the Oscars (well, now is too late anyway, it came out in 2001)

                It is a nice comedy, do not take me wrong, if you have nothing better to do, it is fun and it will allow you to spend some time relaxing, but I cannot really say that this is a move I recommend.

                If you are wondering why I watched, well, I had nothing better to do and I borrowed from a friend.

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                  02.05.2008 23:31
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                  Average comedy

                  The cast from the first film make a fairly decent return for a second serving of American Pie however this film was not as good as the first one and the warning signs were already evident of it running out of steam before the rather dire third instalment hit the big screen.

                  The four friends are all back after contrasting first years at college, Jim played by Jason Biggs is still having little luck when it comes to having sex and even when he does his father manages to interrupt him in the act on the last day of the university year.

                  In this film the four lads decide to spend the summmer by the lake and earn some money and party as much as possible, in this film while Jim is clearly the main character Stifler played by Sean William Scott also features a lot more in this film.

                  Some of the jokes are pretty much repeated from the first film which smacks of lazy film making and the humour can be quite purile however I love the scenes with Michelle the band camp geek as she comes out with some killer lines.

                  This is not the worst comedy I have ever seen but it is a bit average and not as god as the first one.

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                    03.11.2007 10:11
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                    Teen comedy

                    After a year at University the team are again reunited during summer break and decide that they should spend the summer at the beach where they will need to get a job but will also have the opportunity to spend the time chasing women. All of the main characters have returned for this second instalment of the American Pie franchise and again most of the comedy is generated by Jason Biggs as the luckless Jim. The film opens with Jim getting amourous on the last day of term when he is interrupted not only by his own parents but those of the young girl he is with.

                    This film is not quite as goood as the first but it is not bad ad again the humour is pretty much the same as before, lots of sexual references and over the top behaviour and some cringngly funny scenes which might also gross you out as well.

                    Quite rightly Jim dad gets a lot more on camera time as the interaction between the two is hilarious and also at times a little touching as they struggle to express their feelings and the Dad tries understand the situations Jim gets himself into. Sean William Scott as Stifler also gets more camera time, given that this actor only seems to be able to play one character in this teen genre (see Road Trip for an example) I find him a bit tiresome however due to the fact that his mother also appears as The MILF from film one it is understandable why he has a bigger role.

                    Overall there are a few laughs to be had and the movie progresses at a fast pace, there are a couple of scenes that are quite gross but then that is in keeping with the first film.

                    Worth watching on a wet weekend but probably not in the company of your Grandma.

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                      17.05.2007 13:22
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                      My favourite slice of pie.

                      American Pie 2 is easily my favourite of all the series, released in 2001 I remember the day I got my mum to purchase it for me - being underage at the time - and then I promptly put it into my PS2 (my only DVD player at the time) to watch. The PS2 asked me to make a code for age restricted DVD's in the future, bloody child protection on everything these days, although in the rush I just put in any old numbers and that prevented me from ever being able to watch American Pie 2 again - as I couldn't remember the code. Six years later DVD's aren't an unusual item to have in a house, so in preparation for this review I put American Pie 2 in my DVD player and watched it this morning. Oh, and by the way, I traded in my PS2 - that's so last gen.

                      There was a lot to expect from American Pie 2, after the success of the original, and it wouldn't stray away from the formula that made the first one so successful. The typical embarrassing scene opens up the film as Jim lays in bed with a beautiful young girl he's met at college. They're preparing to have 'friendly goodbye sex' but Jim is all nervous, what with this being his first time SINCE his first time back on Prom night. She shows him the way but as this is all happening we see the recipe for disaster brewing as Jim's mother and father arrive to pick him up from college after he has completed his first year.

                      Mr. Levenstein, Jim's father, wants to surprise Jim with a six-pack of beers just like his father did at the end of his first year at college, and that leads to the janitor unlocking Jim's door so Mr. Levenstein can walk straight in on what is happening inside! Inside memorable beginning scene, as the room piles up with people. Jim is played by Jason Biggs and he is no stranger to having to act out these embarrassing scenes, afterall the first film was packed with them for him.

                      At the end of the first film, the guys toasted to the next step, and a year later the next step has led them straight back to their home town after they have all done with the various colleges and have a 12 week break for summer. Most of the guys don't know how to use it constructively though, and that leads them back to a typical Stifler party. The house has many memories, afterall it's the same house where they made the original agreement to get laid by prom - it seems like such a long time ago, although perhaps not long enough as the party goers still remember Jim for his infamous, "Splat, no don't go Nadia, splat."

                      The whole gang is there though including the Stifmeister (Seann William Scott), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Oz (Chris Klien), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Vicky (Tara Reid) and Jessica (Natasha Lyonne). It's quite a shock for Kev to see Vicky there after their relationship ended at the first film, and it will also be quite strange for you to see Tara Reid when she was innocent! The Kevin/Vicky saga opens up a whole storyline of Kevin being unable to let go that they are now just friends. We also learn about the rule of 3 - when a girl says how many people she has slept with you multiply it by 3 to get the real answer, although in a guys case you divide it by 3.

                      Finch is also enjoying the party a little too much as he explores Stifler's mums room. 'Steve' catches Finch in there, and chases him down the stairs, until the pair are separated by Jim and Kevin - we are told of a fight that happened when Stifler found out that Finch slept with his mum, where Finch got a black eye and Stifler got 6 stitches because Finch bit him. A good laugh. Stifler does create the biggest laugh of the party though when he takes a girl outside with a bottle of a champagne, this is not before he is trying to pawn Oz off to any old girl at the party however - as Oz's long term girlfriend Heather is out of the country studying.

                      With nothing to do it is Kevin who gets the big idea after calling his older and wiser brother. The group then agree to spend the holidays down by the lake and rent out a pretty magnificant house. Kevin, Jim, Finch, Oz and Stifler will all have to take summer jobs as painters and decorators however to make the finances add up. This leads to the sexy party of the American Pie formulae.

                      Everybody who was going through their teens at the release of the first American Pie will remember the Nadia webcam scene, because it was the only boobies scene of the entire movie. American Pie 2 sees Stifler believe the house they are decorating is owned by lesbians, and after Finch says it is possible for girls to hold hands and not be gay, it sends Stifler on a mission to break into the house and find some evidence. Jim and Finch follow him into the house to see Stifler waving around a blue rubber dildo. It's not long until Oz and Kev warn the three to get out of the house ASAP because the 'lesbians' are returning. With not enough time Jim hides under the bed with dildo in toe, and Stifler and Finch find themselves trapped in the closet together.

                      It will not take them long to discover the intruders and it leads to a 'you do something, we'll do something' sex game but it's not as perverted as it may sound to some, because there is also a great deal of humour in this scene. As the group talk about what is going on inside the bedroom across radios, somehow lines have got mixed up and many people around the town are also hearing what is going on in that bedroom. Two young children overhear Stifler screaming, "I'm touching his ass, I'm touching his ass!" on their toy radios, leading one mother to not be happy with her husband.

                      Nadia was Jim's keen love interest from the first film and with it being summer Nadia is sightseeing around the country, however she shall be returning in time for the end of holidays party that Jim his hosting at the lake house. Afraid of being a letdown Jim seeks out his old equaintance in Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), the band geek. This gives the viewers their first taste of what Band Camp is actually like, although if you really want to know you get the closest look in the fourth installment of American Pie. Michelle and Jim spend a lot of time together, but will it be enough to convince Nadia that Jim is the man for her?

                      Everything comes together in the end of quite a wonderful teen film, that isn't just about sex and swearing but also has a deeper meaning of relationships. A hilarious moment I haven't brought up is when Jim explores lubricant, meaning his father has to come to his rescue once again - but I'll let you appreciate that fully for yourself. Mr. Levenstein has a comical impact on the film that I never noticed until today. The Sherminator makes a few appearances as well as Stifler's younger brother, who I could swear is played by a different actor everytime.

                      Running for 106 minutes it is a little longer than you'd expect, but not so long it's annoying. The certificate is also a 15, and whilst I can understand the age rating, asides from the nudity there isn't really anything in the film that would corrupt someone 12 or older. If you liked the first one you must see the second, because quite frankly these two films are the only true American Pie's in my eye - the three films that have followed, and I'm sure there's more, pretty much lost their way.

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                      Bringing back the entire ensemble from the original hit comedy, AMERICAN PIE 2 finds Jim (Jason Biggs), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Oz (Chris Klein), and Stifler (Seann William Scott) reunited for the summer after their first year at college.