- Chris Weitz
- Paul Weitz
- Reviewed by
- Josť Ruiloba a.k.a. Morris
- Review date
- Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Four friends make a pact that before prom night they will lose their virginity. Jim (Jason Biggs) is a dorky-ish guy who hasnít had much experience and is a lot into self-pleasure. Chris (Chris Klein) is trying to win Heather (Mena Suvari) over at whatever cost. Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Vicky (Tara Reid) havenít been able to get to the next step in their relationship. And Paul (Eddie Kaye Thomas) has rather bizarre ways to court women.
So what exactly is American Pie? Iíd say it is a gross-out comedy with a heart. Thatís how I would describe it. The movie got a lot of hype because of certain scenes depicting rather raunchy behavior such as the infamous apple pie one. Audiences were more than ready for that kind of comedy and so was I. The movie, after all, is juvenile and silly, and if you go with it you can have a lot of fun, thatís for sure. Jason Biggs gets the most awkward scenes, but Seann William Scott as Stifler and Alyson Hannigan as Michelle also get their share of hilarious moments.
Surprisingly enough there are also a lot of sweet moments, including an entire sequence at the end of the movie that leaves you with a rather pleasant feeling. Itís not all as stupid as it seemsÖ or is it? Well, I guess thereís something for everyone.
American Pie belongs to Jason Biggs, who became a sensation overnight by turning a really funny performance. But the entire cast is as good. Only Thomas Ian Nicholas and Chris Klein seem a little bit out of place at times, but nothing preoccupying. Shannon Elizabeth also appears as a foreign student and certainly gets all the attention. Eugene Levy, as Jimís father, steals the movie by appearing in only a couple of scenes. Absolutely hilarious!
An old-fashioned movie with a modern flavor.
ďItís not a space shuttle launch, itís sex!Ē
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