[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
There's nothing like your first piece.
At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to try to be the first to "score." And of course, the senior prom is their last best chance. As the fateful date draws near, the boys wonder who among them will get lucky.
While known much more for MILF, band camp anecdotes and baked good banging, American Pie's greatest contribution to the world was the re-birth of the R rated youth comedy. The late 80s saw a transition into PG-13 territory for comedies. Even franchises who began life with a beautiful R like Revenge of the Nerds and Police Academy, had cleaned up their act.
Dominated by fish-out-of-water films and an almost complete absence of the once dominant high school/college comedy, the 90s chugged along with Robin Williams in drag, doofus humor, TV adaptations, Robin Williams in drag again and save for a couple of indies, no mainstream R comedy. The 1-2 punch of There's Something About Mary in 1998 and Pie in…
Ah...the nostalgia. I own all these (except for the crappy straight-to-dvd sequels), I love these movies. I still think this one is the best of the series with American Reunion a close second. This one is the best because it has hits everything on the head. The characters, humor, story, quotes, romance and music. It's the most balanced movie of the franchise. I LOVE American Pie so much that i've seen it I don't know how many times but I know A LOT.
I don't think there will be a 5th but if they were to make one, I wouldn't mind at all going on another ride with these characters. "Reunion" was the funniest of the lot so I think they have one more in them IF they make a 5th one which they probably won't but hey, anyone can dream, right?
Review In A Nutshell:
The 80s was the peak of teenage angst in American cinema, exploring the relationships that drive our high school experience, tackling subjects of drugs, sex and personal growth. The problem that resulted during this abundance of productions is the lack of variation between each one; tackling the same problems continuously and delivering little uniqueness to its execution, leaving many films as forgettable and tedious. However there are a notable set that stand out from the pack, even up to now standing high above its contemporary peers; examples including The Breakfast Club and The Last American Virgin. American Pie may not deliver its themes as effectively as the films that I have just mentioned, but there is…
No wonder I never made it all the way through this film in the past.
Fuck me, it's lame.
After about 30 minutes I started to play with my phone. You know, the usual. Toss it up in the air and catch it again, do a few flips, and other daring stuff.
After a little while I started to get more adventurous. I tossed it even higher, and did a backflip-twisty thing.
The phone banged against the wall and fell down behind the sofa where it landed hard with an unmistakable bang-kling-kling-roll-sound.
Being too lazy to get up and nudge under the huge ass furniture to retrieve my supposedly smashed phone, I started to sigh heavily and go hunt for…
This came out when I was but a wee high school Grooveman. I haven't watched it since and I dug it more than I thought I would.
There's no doubt this film suitably introduced us to the perfect teen film, it never gets old and is amazingly funny and pretty cringeworthy at times. I was 15 when this film was released and can relate to it in so many different ways, I suppose that's why American Pie will always be one of my favourite comedy films.
I think this is the one (movie) situation where the dumbass guy figures it out that the geeky girl will enrich his life long after he's forgotten what's-her-name. Though I thought this was somewhat unrealistic (real life dumbass never would have figured that out by the second movie) it was still nice to see. There were 80's movies like this where the dumbass would inexplicably get the 'babe' and it really created unhealthy expectations about a 2 being able to mate with a 9. This does not happen unless there is money involved. The fact that this bawdy franchise actually got that was somewhat refreshing, making it a Gregory's Girl with, well, pie fucking.
American Pie was always made out to be this legendary film -- the raunchy, high school comedy that defined an entire genre. What everyone failed to mention was the entire experience being dreadfully flat.
The jokes don't land in part because the actors can't deliver them with any kind of punch, but also because they have nothing to work with. It's a miserable comedy of blank faces; bizarrely badly put together in everything from editing to sound mixing.
This wasn't the wild 90s party I had hoped for -- the music was far too quiet for that. Stifler wasn't some crazy, hilarious joker -- he was a normal asshole that could barely string together 4 words. 10-year-old me is so disappointed.
So classic, so American, so hilarious, so PERFECT !
Repeat viewings remind you of how good this film was. Porkeys for the late 90's. Still the best
God bless the Internet! xD
American Pie is an absolutely hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt film that is more heartfelt than the majority of teen comedies. It is this and the fact that the characters are some of the funniest in a teen movie ever that have solidified it as a 90s classic. Jason Biggs is a great character as are all of them and it is their embarrassing exploits that makes the film so easily watchable and relatable.
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Fun, funny, crude. I couldn't help but watch them all... (smiles sheepishly)
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- Pulp Fiction
- Dead Snow
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.
- Our Father
- About Schmidt
- The Abyss
- The Accidental Tourist
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