I'll be honest, as someone who generally despises American "in-your-face" style of comedy I have put off seeing this film for many years. Last night after we had our dinner we stuck this on, and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised.
The film centres around a group of 4 friends who are in their final year of high school, and come up with a pact to lose their virginity before they "graduate" (i.e. finish) high school and go off to "college" (i.e. university).
Will they succeed in time at their after-prom party at the local rich kid Steve Stifler's house?
Jim Levenstein - Jason Biggs (TV's Orange is the New Black)
Chris "Oz" Ostreicher - Chris Klein (Rollerball)
Kevin Myers - Thomas Ian Nicholas (Halloween: Resurrection)
Paul Finch - Eddie Kaye Thomas (Freddy Got Fingered)
Steve Stifler - Sean William Scott (Final Destination)
Directed by Oscar nominee (About a Boy) Paul Weitz. This was Weitz's first job as a director and he did a pretty good job. This led him to be reasonably typecast as a comedy director, but he did manage to get the Academy to take notice 3 years later despite his next film being a Chris Rock "comedy" Down to Earth.
Written by Adam Herz (he also wrote the first two sequels)
Runtime - about an hour and a half, with a few additional scenes during the credits.
The film was one of the biggest comedy successes of the '90s and led to 7 sequels (as of February 2015), and I can understand now why they managed to have that success. I always thought it would just be crude sexual innuendo throughout the entire film, but it's usually funny and the cast contains some wonderfully renowned actresses to balance the fairly unknown (outside the American Pie series) male lead cast. Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Jennifer Coolidge (TV's Joey and 2 Broke Girls), Tara Reid (Sharknado), Shannon Elizabeth (Thir13en Ghosts) and of course Buffy star Alyson Hannigan add some "well-kent" faces; however Hannigan gets weighed down by having to repeat "one time at band camp" ad nauseum, which would later be the title of the first straight to video sequel - American Pie Presents Band Camp.
I like the way that they made the lacrosse "jock" (Chris Klein) be the sensitive one who decides that he doesn't really care about losing his virginity when he meets the girl of his dreams (Mena Suvari); it made a him seem to be the most human of all the characters despite how "jocks" are normally portrayed in American popular culture.
This film probably set the modern limits on what can be acceptable in a 15 certificate. There is a lot of swearing, sexualised innuendo, underage drinking and Shannon Elizabeth has her nearly obligatory nude shots. Can you imagine this being anything other than an 18 in the 1980s?
The well done aspect of American Pie was having comic relief within a comedy, if you know what I mean. They use an experienced wonderful comic actor such as Eugene Levy (Splash) to interrupt the childish comedy with straight-faced precision as Jim's father who will walk in on him masturbating and engaging in fornication with an apple pie without flinching. It's actually one of the best comedy performances in an American movie that I've seen in a long time.
The prom set up at the end is very similar to just about every high school romance / comedy that has ever been made, we get the brilliant 80s musical soundtrack mixed in with 90s pop staples like Norman Cook and the Barenaked Ladies (who doesn't love the song "One Week"?)
For a fairly low budget comedy (only $11 million), the film took in almost a quarter of a billion world-wide at the box office, including double its budget in the United Kingdom alone!
'''My final thoughts'''
Despite my initial unwillingness to see this film, I'm glad that I did in the end as my preconceptions of a horrendous film filled with crude fart and sexual jokes did not come to be the case. It was funny and the jokes seemed appropriate for the nature of the situation. Perhaps I shouldn't judge comedy purely on the scenes that you see in trailers...
Overall I'd give this a reasonable 7/10, it was nothing groundbreaking but it was enjoyable and passed the time well.
Director - Paul Weitz
Classification - 15
Running time - 95 mins
IMDB Rating - 7.0/10
My rating - 10/10
The film is about four friends, Jim, Chris, Paul and Kevin who all make a pact to lose their virginity by the time they graduate. Now the hard part starts for them finding someone who will help them to lose their virginity.
Chris takes up singing to try and get his girl, whereas Paul tries his best and will try anything to get a woman, any woman in his case. Kevin already has a girlfriend, but now he has to keep her sweet and persuade her its the right thing to do.
Now for Jim he takes advise from his loony dad, and he ends up failing miserably, he has an incident with an apple pie. Then comes his proper chance to get laid by stunner exchange student Nadia. Which he sets up on a web cam, for what he thinks is set up just so his friends can watch, where it was actually the whole school watching. Now when they finally get down to it Jim cant stop him self and wets his underwear before they even do anything.
The film is all about these hapless teens who meet several people along their way throughout the school year. I can not say too much about the film, as it will spoil it.
Jason Biggs plays Jim Levenstein and he does play his part so well, he is the comedy of this film, and makes me laugh in most scenes that he is in. this part is brilliant and could not be played any better.
Chris Klein plays Chris Ostreicher I think that this is another good character played by a good actor, although I do find this character to be a bit more serious in his role, and I do not laugh as much while i'm watching him, he is also too smooth and a bit of a goody two shoes to be with the rest of the gang.
Thomas Ian Nicholas plays Kevin Myers, he yet again plays a great part in this film, he is a mixture of funny and serious, he gets serious when he needs to, I found he played his part as well as what he could.
Eddie Kaye Thomas plays Paul Finch, he is definitely the more intellectual of the group, he always tries to sound posher and more educated than everyone else. But he does also make me laugh and plays his part very well.
Seann William Scott plays Steve Stiffler, he is the clown on the group that everyone tries to get away from. They do not really like him, as when he is around something bad always happens. But I think he does this brilliantly.
Alyson Hannigan plays Michelle Flaherty who does not come into the film till later on, and lets just say she seems like a fruit cake where as in fact she knows exactly what she is doing. I think her part is played great and does make me laugh.
Eugene Levy plays Jim's dad he tries his best to advise his son, but he really has not got a clue. But I wish my dad was more like him, he is just really funny, and I think he is played brilliantly.
Mena Suvari plays Heather who Chris is after, she plays a little goodie two shoes and if I am honest I do not think she did her part justice, she did do it OK but I think her roles could have been played better.
There are more but I would be here all day, but I think they all did a great job and worked well together.
I really loved this film, it is funny from beginning to end, I have watched it quite a few times now. I mean it is rude so I would not let my kids watch this, but it is not too rude. It more funny than anything else, even at the rude parts its comedy.
I would highly recommend this to watch, and I bet you may even watch it a second time. I have seen it quite a few times now, and I still laugh at the parts I have already seen before. The acting, the story everything in the film is brilliant. And I am sure I would end up watching this again at some point.
American Pie is such a great movie and funny that it's hard to not love it. The movie is filled with some really sick jokes and raunchy dialogue and still it a enjoyable to watch. I must admit though that all of the guys are all cliché, but they're played very well and so realistic that there just characters that everyone will love to be around for fun. Although American Pie is a movie I watch for cheap laughs I do think that it manages to portray first love in a touching way which makes me love and laugh at the film.
Jason Biggs as James "Jim" Levenstein
Alyson Hannigan as Michelle Flaherty
Chris Klein as Chris "Oz" Ostreicher
Natasha Lyonne as Jessica
Thomas Ian Nicholas as Kevin Myers
Tara Reid as Victoria "Vicky" Lathum
Seann William Scott as Steve Stifler
Mena Suvari as Heather
Eddie Kaye Thomas as Paul Finch
Shannon Elizabeth as Nadia
Eugene Levy as Jim's Dad
Molly Cheek as Jim's Mom
Eli Marienthal as Stifler's younger brother
Chris Owen as Chuck "Sherminator" Sherman
Jennifer Coolidge as Stifler's Mom
--------Plot & Characters---------
The plot has a group of four friends challenging one another to lose their virginity before prom night. It is, however, a very funny movie that goes much further than most of this type. There isn't really any nasty characters or bullies that tend to come in this genre of teen movies. Nerds do get the door slammed in their faces at a party, but there's no villain characters that are horrid and mean that I usually hate.
The four teens are an unlikely match for friends with Jim being a very awkward teen, Kevin a confident student, Chris a sporty member of the lacrosse team and Finch a sophisticated teen who thinks he is posh. Bringing the four together as a group of friends give people from all aspects of teen life together to enjoy the laughs from all angles.
Jim for me is the one who adds the most comedy to the movie. Jim is caught a number of times masturbating once even in a pie which I thought was classic. His dad, played by Eugene Levy, is so funny as he tries to be of guidance to his son in this area and his advice is hardly a subject poor Jim wants to discuss. The awkwardness Jim feels when his dad constantly wants to talk to him about sex was hilarious for me because his dad was way too upfront with it all.
Jim finds a pretty foreign-exchange student, Nadia, who needs a tutor and his friends all agree this is an opportunity he should take. They tell him to set up the video camera on his computer so all the friends can watch. He makes a mistake and sends it to the whole school and from what they all end up seeing he will never live it down. This part was probably one of my favourite parts of the movie because it's one of those things where you just have to laugh at how careless teens can be. I really admired Jim as a character I don't know why there was just something about his character that was quite cute to watch because he just seemed lost at times.
The rest of the gang had funny moments throughout the movie on there journey but nothing compared to Jim. I think Kevin's lead up to losing his vaginety was the sweeter side of the movie that I enjoyed watching. He had a girlfriend Vicky and I enjoyed watching there relationship grow as it brought a sweet side to the movie that was good to simmer down the vulgar/crude side in the movie.
Stiffler and Stiffler's parties are definitely a highlight of the movie because he is just a ball of energy and his parties are a place where you want to be when your young. He out of all of the characters in the movies is the most crude and has the most vulgar vocabulary. He is not a direct part of the gang but he seems to always be there in the movie but I would probably say he is more of a one man band and drags anyone fun along with him sort of thing. I did think some of the comments that Stiffler makes in the movie are a little over bored and does kinda make me feel a little sick.
The ending of the movie wraps up the movie nicely, with all four taking extremely different paths to the finish line. My favorite was Jim and his girl, I'll never hear the words "band camp" the same way ever again. The movie has so many references to band camp it makes me think I wish I went. American Pie is easily recommendable and very funny.
Overall the plot runs very smoothly and shows you all about teen life and having fun. The characters are very good and a diverse mix and are very well portrayed. This movie is not for everyone, but if you like crude sexual comedies, this might be for you.
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This movie is definitely worth the money you can get it from £1p New & Used of course don't forget delivery is £1.26 on Amazon but still worth it.
A group of male high school friends are gearing up for the end of school and all agree to a pact to lose their virginity by prom. The film follows their antics as they go about their task, and comedic moments ensue. The friends are Jim, Oz, Finch, and Kevin; they all have their eye on different girls and are all set for steep learning curves.
There's quite a large cast and definitely too many to mention them all. For several of the cast this can be seen as their big breaks. Members include Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid and Mena Suvari. It really is a great cast that are now widely known from other titles and of course the sequels.
From the plot, I wouldn't blame you for dismissing this film as another smutty film based on sex and aimed at gullible teens. It's really not. While essentially that is the plot, it is not the reason that the film was so successful. I think the reason it did so well and why I like it is because it actually could be real. The boys set out with this plan, and as we know, life doesn't go how you expect and we get to know them and see how disastrous their lives are. It's filled with laughs and is truly great.
There is a mixed bag of music on the film from Etta James' At Last, to Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs Robinson, with current (at the time of release) tracks like Barenaked Ladies' One Week, and Third Eye Blind's Semi Charmed Life, in between. I really like the music in the film, it's usually upbeat and fits well.
Released in: 2010 (originally 1999)
Running Time: 95 mins
Age Certificate: 15
Available for £2.39 (Amazon 16/07/12)
I watched American Pie about 2 years ago on Sky Comedy, and found it to be pretty funny which led me to watching the others in the movie series. I purchased the whole movie series as a boxset a couple of months ago quite cheaply from a charity shop, and individually the movie costs around £2-£3 right now. It's regarded as a comedy classic amongst some, and has become quite popular since it's release. It's definitely not a film for everyone, and is probably more appealing to the teenage audience that its targeted at.Generally if you watch the first 15 minutes of this film, you will be able to know if you'll like it or not, which is great to.
The film was released in 1999, and since its first movie, it has had several other films come out. However, after the third one it does not contain the original cast, and gets much much weaker in the writing and it is just not as funny. The first one in the series is by far my favourite and the best out of all the American Pie movies. This is probably down to the fact that in the first one all of the jokes are so new and you don't really expect them, but in the movies that followed it, they get a bit tiresome and predictable.
The storyline follows four teenagers who are currently studying within high school and are graduating soon. None of them have lost their virginity by this point and after one of the geekiest kids in their class Sherman claims to have lost it already, and so they all decide to make a pact to have lost their virginity by their high school graudation. While this plotline may seem similar to ones like Porkies or Animal House, its slightly different as each of the characters have different personalities and situations that they need to face or deal with to make sure they actually lose their virginity.
There is Jim (Jason Biggs) who is obsessed with a foreign exchange student and tries various ways to impress her, and he is usually helped along in this quest by friend and band camp geek Michelle (Alyson Hannigan). Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) already has a girlfriend (Tara Reid) and has been waiting to have sex with her but she keeps turning him down by saying she isn't ready. Whereas Oz (Chris Klein) has no current relationship or crush and ends up joining the glee club in an attempt to woo a singer (Mena Suvari). Finch is the same as Oz, however he is the most mature member of the group, and wants someone that will match his maturity level, who he ends up with is probably the most well known part about these American Pie movies. They are also joined by their friend Stifler, who most people tend to find to be the funniest part of the movies, as he is always getting up to the most ridiculous of antics out of all of them while casually insulting the rest of the gang throughout the movie.
Although there are no real suprises within this movie, the storyline is funny enough and makes the characters likeable, so you want to continue watching to find out what else they will get up to and if the next thing they do will be more ridiculous than the next. It wasn't slow in the storyline, as the four characters stories meant that there was always something going on.
The acting isn't award winning in this movie, but I didn't really expect it to be as most of the actors are playing teenagers. However, all the cast worked well together and made their relationships seem believable. Each individual character certainly played up to how they should have been potrayed, and they all seemed to have a natural sense of humour when delivering their script.
Overall, this is a good film with a great combination of funny moments, decent acting and characters that you will remember for quite some time. Although some people may not like it or think they will enjoy it, I'd say to give it a chance, I wouldn't have normally thought that I would like this type of movie, but I did quite enjoy it in the end. It can get quite crude at some points, but I suppose this just adds to some of the funniest moments throughout the movies and gives a comical side to what some people will experience during high school.
This film follows the main character Jim as he grows up into hormone deranged teenager, his father who would make even the hardest of teenagers blush trying to explain about the birds and the bees, the hours the must have spent filming these funny scenes agonising over what to say to his son must. He and his friends make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night, which is an achievement since none of them actually have girlfriends. This is defiantly one the funniest film i have ever watched and i find it very well written, it showed both sides of relationships heartbreak and enjoyment. I find the character of Stiffler to be was the highlight of the entire film even though he is not the main the character the film would not have been so funny with him. And the whole story line with stifflers mom and one of the gang which is also very funny. I would not recommend this film to the easily embarrassed or to young adults as several scenes in the film make you cringe, and of caused you can't write a review without bringing up the famous Apple Pie scene.
American Pie was a massive hit when it was first released in 1999 and it continues to be shown on British television channels (both terrestrial and satellite) to this day. If you are one of the few people who are yet to see this film, order it now!
The film that arguably started the teen-movie era, it follows a group of soon to be high school graduates and their quests to lose their virginity before they leave for college. They make a pact that they will all help each other in whatever ways that they can and that they will all lose their virginity before leaving for college (alcohol or money induced sex does not count). Each friend goes about their mission in their own different way, choosing romantic, long term relationship, gossip and other approaches in attempts to full fill their pact. The film includes a number of now well known faces (most notable are Sean William Scott as 'Stiffler' and Tara Reid as 'Vicky') but each cast member performs their roles to excellent effect.
The film is rated at 15 due to the use of various swear words, partial nudity and the whole film having a sexual theme, so this is not a film to watch with the family but there are plenty of comedy moments throughout this film, many of which are still talked about today over ten years after its release (I do believe that this film spurred the fame of the phrase 'MILF'), and without spoiling any good moments for those who are yet to see it, the scene from which the film gets its name is of particular amusement.
Directed by Paul Weitz , Famed for films like American Dreamz and the new "Meet the Fockers .. sequeal"
Starring Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy
About the film
The film centres around a group of teenage lads through their sexually frustrated and fasical senior year, and trying to deal with the issue of losing their virginity before they graduate, The pact they make says they must all lose their virginity on the same night , and that night being prom night. The lads all decided to approach it from all kinds of angles from being sensitive with a girl to try get his wicked way ,or the alternative to being sensitive as one lad does and that is to lie to get his "oats sown" there are other approaches they try, but with hormones playing havoc and some great obstacles in the way the film shows each teenagers trip in to developing an understanding to the opposite sex.
Ok , so I am a bit behind with catching up with the American Pie films but I am slowly working through them, and my opinion of this one will probably get a few agreeing with me but this film seems very similar to one I watched years ago, called Hot Bubble gum, Yes American pie is a little tame in the sexual scenes compared to Hot Bubble gum, but the stories are pretty much the same, and admittedly American Pie is more up to date.
American Pie did have a few scenes that I cringed at , "The Apple Pie" scene being one that springs to mind, I don't think anyone could watch American pie and never see that scene playing over in their minds eye every time they seen an apple pie, I know i cant!
I also loved the character Stiffler, and this has made me want to watch to the rest of the American Pie films, I have though been told by a friend that he does not appear in all of the films, but his stupidity is what really made me sit through a film that I personally think is a re-make of an old film
The film is one I would recommend to watch but it is not for a young person even an adult may find it a bit harsh on the eye at times , it is a rather funny film but the mayhem they encounter in some scenes can be uncomfortable to watch.
However once you come to terms with the issues of the film it does keep you hoping that they do get to conquer and fulfil their pact but in a way you hope they don't because they still have a lot of growing up to do, so do watch it just make sure you do not have an apple pie in hand or you will be put off for life!!
Purchasing this can be really cheap now and they do now sell most of the films in a box set , I got the American Pie trilogy , but this film alone can be picked up from as little as £0.99p if you are willing to have a used version or from £3.99 for a new copy from amazon.
American Pie was released in 1999 and stars Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari and Chris Klein.
A brief description of the plot is as follows...
A group of teenagers are about to finish High School and head off to college so they decide to make a pact to lose their virginity before Prom. This is because they can't face the idea of going to college being virgins, this then leads to an hilarious set of events. Will they all achieve their goal or will it end in disaster?
The classification for this film is 15 and the running time is approx 109 minutes. At the moment you can buy American Pie for £3.93 from Amazon. There ase various special features which include Outtakes, Film Commentary, Theatrical Trailer and Classic Quotes etc. I headed straight for the outtakes section which were funny as you would expect them to be, but that's about all I can really comment on. I'm not a massive fan of the extras so rarely sit and watch all of them.
I first saw this film when it was released on video and the truth is I hated it, but then a few years later when I saw it on TV I thought I would give it another try. I was well and truly surprised when I really enjoyed it, I found myself laughing the whole way through. It made me wonder why I had hated it the first time around. Who knows!
The plot is very straight forward but it does flow well, there are definitely no boring moments in this film. It is completely a gross out comedy so you should avoid like the plague if you don't like this type of film. Although to be honest there are some sensitive moments particularly near the end of the film. Of course the comedy does outweigh this but in a way the sweet and soft moments help to give the film something a little special. The film is also about friendship and how they stick together and try and help each other through things which is very nice to see.
The characters in this film work well, they are so over the top and very funny but my favourite has to be Jim (Jason Biggs) as he gets into the most embarrassing situations. I also really liked the characters of Oz (Chris Klein) and Heather (Mena Suvari) they were well suited and again helped to show a sensitive side to the film. To begin with Oz is a typical jock character but as he becomes closer to Heather you begin to see a softer side. Stifler (Seann William Scott) is also a great character, he is totally obnoxious but at the same time very funny.
There are plenty of stand out moments in particular when Jason Biggs begins to strip to music, watch out for the monkey putting its hands over it's eyes!
In conclusion this film is well worth a watch I have now seen this many times and it is especially good if you need cheering up. While I can appreciate that it may not be to everyone's taste this film is a hit for me!
Last weekend me a group of mates had a American Pie marathon where we watched all 6 of the films in order, i loved every single one of them all in there own way and i decided to review them all starting with the original of course.
American Pie is a proper teen comedy and i would say is more likely to appeal to the male market. Its a hilarious comedy about a group of guys in high school who place a pledge to loose their virginity by the end of term. This results in some hilarious antics, and very embarrassing situations that will have you crying with tears of laughter in your seat.
All the guys plans don't go the exact way they wanted to and the audience find themselves watching several sets of events that all role into one big barrel of laughs. The main character of the movie is a guy called Jim who trys to seduce a girl called Nadia, unknowingly being watched on web cam by every person who attends there school, this doesn't go exactly to plan and Jim becomes the laughing stock of the school. The lads decide this is only a mild set back in there master plan and tirelessly carry on doing more and more crazy things in desperation to complete there pledge.
This is the first of a great line up of films and i recommend it as a fun and entertaining film to watch with friends.
Over the years there have been many teen comedies. But American Pie must be one of the greatest of all time. It has everything you could ask for in an American teen comedy. American Pie came out back in 1999. It was directed by Paul Weitz and stars Jason Biggs, Seann Willian Scott, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klien and many others. Many of these actors were unknowns before this film but have gone on to be big stars. The film was a massive hit at the box office, picked up quite a few awards and now has a huge cult status and has spawned several sequal films.
The film tells the story of four high school kids. They are all coming to the end of there high school years and heading for graduation. They are all very curious about life and sexuality and are trying new things all the time. So the film basically follows there experiences and the mischeif they get upto.
The is a great film. There are lots of moments that make you laugh and the storyline is quite good. The are quite a few gross out moments and sometimes they do push the boundries quite a bit. But in many ways that was what made this film so sucessful and got it such a huge reputation.
The actors are all really good and its no surprise many of them went on to bigger and better things after this film. There is also a really good soundtrack for this film with some classic tracks on that I really enjoy.
The film runs for 95 minutes and it really flies by. I am sure they could have made this longer and it would have still kept people entertained.
The film is rated as 15. There is quite a bit of strong language, some nudity and some very crude humor and sick moments. So this is not a film to sit down with the family and watch!
The DVD is quite good, there are quite a few extras, thing you would normally get like trailers etc... But also some funny deleted scenes and thigs like that to make you laugh.
Overall this is a great comedy. Its one of those films that you will either love or hate. Its not for everyone but if your into gross out comedy this is one of the best around and one not to be missed. Go and check out American Pie!
This is a great film for a laugh. It is very light hearted and well worth a watch unless sexual humour isn't your thing. It would most appeal to late teens and 20 somethings.
The story follows a bunch of high school kids who are in their last year before college. They have one goal which is to lose their virginity at the final school dance.
The main actors are Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Eugene Levy.
Every single one of these guys and girls play an excellent individual role. The characters are very likeable and i don' think there is one weak character.
As i mentioned before there is a lot of sexual humour so if your easily offended its not for you. Not really a film you'd watch with your parents. Watch it with a bunch of mates though and you'll love it.
Seann William Scott has in my opinion the funniest role and he plays is so well you would almost think he is like that every day.
The DVD includes bonus features which are enough to keep you entertained a little bit longer. Deleted scenes are always a good laugh.
The film is just over and hour and a half making it the perfect length for a film like this.
note: also appears in part on Flixster and The Student Room
Teen comedies really are a dime a dozen in the film world, such that audiences have pretty much become jaded with them, because they're largely not very smart and just relentlessly crude. American Pie however, manages to balance smarts with laughs with a fair degree of success - what I admire most about the film is its sheer honesty, and the way in which it captures the sheer embarassment of being a teenager.
The plot revolves around four teenagers who form a pact to lose their virgnity before graduation, after hearing that Sherman, a nerdy, socially inept idiot, has managed to lose his. The four boys are - Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), the most sensible of the group, who is trying to have sex with his girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid), but she's anxious in case he's just after her for sex - Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher (Chris Klein), a not-so-bright jock who joins the jazz club to give the impression he's sensitive, to try and woo Heather (Mena Suvari), a geek - Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), a nerdy sophisticate who attempts to woo girls through reputation, with much failure - and the film's protagonist, Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), who is infatuated with an exchange student, Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth).
The film has a wealth of crazy situations, perhaps most famously the "webcam incident", which I won't spoil, and numerous other ridiculous and ingenious happenings. It's a laugh riot of a film but also has enough smarts and dramatic elements to ensure that it's not just a brainless slew of dick and fart jokes. It in fact does grab quite well at something, and that's the awkwardness of the high school experience.
One of the finer films of it kind. Outrageously abhorrent, yet insanely watchable, this film rises above its stereotypical roots and is immensely entertaining.
This is such a FUNNY film and has some really wacky and surprising moments.
It's about a group of teenage Boys that are all virgins and they make a Pact that they will all lose their Virginities before homecoming - And that they all have to help each other with their quests.
Thus ensues a hilarious romantic comedy (more comedy than romance) - I won't ruin it for you but you certainly don't see where it's going!!
The best line has to be from Oz with the "It's like Warm Apple Pie" Comment....LoL.
Definitely for mid-teenagers onwards - The adults amongst us will understand the ruder parts of it....but the teenagers will find it funny as well.
There are some "Ewwwww" moments, some "Awwww" moments and some "OH My Good God" moments in it....but it always cheers me up whenever I watch it. A real feel-good type of Movie and one that you will find something different in every single time.
American Pie is a Comedy film which follows a group of teenagers as they progress through their sexual lives. Released in 2000 this movie was a major hit at the box office and met its quota as a witty comedy with ease.
The movie centers around four characters who vow to leave high school having lost their virginity. The leads Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas).
The four friends make a pact to have had sex by prom night giving them three weeks to find dates and lose their virginity. Jim is dateless and spends much of the film learning about sexual exploits through his various mistakes.
This film is one in a series and was released in 1999. The jock of the group is played by 'Oz' who dates Heather. Kevin Myers has the steady girlfriend Vicky who will not have sex with her. Steve Stifler becomes more prominent as the film progresses as Paul Finch has a fasination with his mom.
The film is explicit and as a film about sexual expolits, it contains many crude moments. I feel the scriptwriting and the comic timing of this film is strong as laughs are shared by different characters as many characters have funny moments. Whilst the script writing is strong and the movie for a comedy isn't always predictable, it is the cast that make this film truely brilliant. Jason Briggs playing the role of 'hapless' Jim portrays the character well and pulls of comic one liners with ease an example of this is the apple pie moment of the film. His love interest in the film Flute playing Michelle (Alyson Hanningan)
is hilarious in her role as talkative band geek. The line 'One Day at Band Camp' is widely associated with this film. Alyson has a major part in this film of helping Jim learn about sex. Tara Reid in her role as Vicky is amusing and the chemistry displayed with the character of Kevin is strong. I feel that while there is many strong acting performances in this film, the film sometimes lacks depth and whilst it used to be my favourite film, it's jokes grow old as you mature. Still worth a watch for many of the younger generation.
Well Worth Watching.
A surprise hit comedy, Paul and Chris Weitz's 'American Pie' follows four high school friends Jim (Jason Biggs), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Oz (Chris Klein) through their sexually frustrated senior year.