[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?
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…
Who knew a film about a bunch of friends trying to get laid would be good?
Well, it's not GOOD, but it's FUNNY. Funny enough to entertain the teenage boy in us all.
Bonus points for a Shannon Elizabeth's show stealing boobies (sorry, the teenage boy in me said that).
"You realize we're all going to go to college as virgins. They probably have special dorms for people like us."
This movie just holds up. American Pie was the first R Rated, teen comedy in quite some time. The genre had become quite taboo, and was one that studios really seemed to move away from. But here, Universal took a chance on a small movie that ended up not being just a critical success, but a commercial success as well. But under the film's vulgar exterior was a film that was actually very sweet, very fun, and full of heart. The film would turn out to also be the breakout for the likes of Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, and…
I don't think this will ever stop being hilarious.
An unambitious but surprisingly solid comedy. Being the kind of movie it is, I obviously didn't enjoy it as much as when I was a teenager, but it's still funny enough and pretty entertaining. Similar comedies of the same time, such as There’s Something About Mary, strike me as more irregular.
For all american pie's
I watched this film because I realised as a 19 year old man I had really missed out on this whole movie series.
I know, I'm way behind most people with getting to watch these for the first time. I think I saw a couple of the spin offs a few years ago. There are many funny characters in this film and the script is amazingly written with many unexpected but satisfying comedy moments. Characters like Stifler, Jim, Jims Dad and 'Shitbrick' (watch the film you'll understand) make the film really entertaining to watch. It is a great film and has many moments where you will reminisce on your own teen years. If you're stupid like me, and have gotten to a significant age and still not seen this film, then go and watch it now. I won't tell anyone if you don't.
I'll say that this is very much Not My Kind of Movie, which is why I've just seen it for the first time now. I mainly checked it out because it's one of those cultural touchstones, I guess.
It was actually less crude and more sweet (just a little) than I was expecting. There characters were the thinnest archetypes imaginable, naturally, but that's still a disappointment. I still am not sure if the gist was: where they trying to (poorly) say "sex isn't the pinnacle of existence, like American culture makes it" or "sex isn't that big of a deal"? Either way, the ending—where everyone gets it on—seems like a cop out. Oh well.
One of my biggest problems with the movie is that it seemed like a 90-minute ad for a soundtrack. One with Tonic on it, no less.
Four friends, four girls, make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. This movie was funny and a lot of people are saying that story has been done lots of times and i can say yes it's been done loads of times but this movie takes that cliche story and made it dirty.
Feels dated, seen too many times. Sean William Scott brings most of the laughs.
This movie came out when I was ten. I didn't watch it till much later, when I was in High School. I had to watch in secret at my house because my mother wouldn't have approved. Much like, I assume teenage boys watch their porn. That was fun. That crazy partying/sex world didn't exist for me when I first watched it. Then I lived that world. And now watching it, reminds of the fun I had in high school with my friends. The crazy shit we would do. I don't really feel that from other high school films.
Anyways, The New Beverly in LA was screening this and AMERICAN REUNION followed by a Q&A with the directors of both films, Jason Biggs, John Cho, Tara Reid, and Eddie Kaye Thomas. THEY ARE ALL SO FUCKING FUNNY. I had so much fun that night.
- 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.
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Pulp Fiction
- The Terminator
- The Shining
There are certain scenes that transcend the films they appeared in and become recognisable to even those that have not…