Ah, warm apple pie. I love the sweet warmth of apples against my tongue... but never have I tried it against other parts of my body. While apple pie isn't the focus of American Pie, it is a symbol of the risqué content of this movie.
American Pie features a group of pretty-much no-name actors and actresses (with a few exceptions) who do a good job and provide some refreshing talent. Jason Biggs is the main star of the film, but the rest of the cast is just as important. Basically, the plot is about a group of boys who decide that they can't go to college as boys, but men, and to do that, they need to have sex by prom night. But the story isn't all about sex. It is about boys growing up and faces the issues of adulthood...
But who cares? Anybody who is going to go see this movie knows exactly what its about, and its content; sex, sex jokes, and apple pie. There is plenty of risqué humor and sexual innuendoes, and they are funny. Really funny. And that's what makes American Pie so great.
Anywhere from strange-tasting beer to "I'm coming," (pun, of course), American Pie covers it, and the movie is definitely not for the conservatives. American Pie is crude, but only the stupid morons that go see it just to bitch about it will think that's a bad thing. I don't want to give away a lot of the jokes, and I can't really explain them anyway, so all that I will say is this is one funny piece of work. I laughed hysterically through most of the movie, and was surprisingly impressed by how well the plot flowed. Biggs is a female-challenged guy who wrecks every chance he gets. He almost gets it with a beautiful exchange student but ends up "evacuating" a little too early, and it is broadcasted over the internet. Thomas Ian Nicholas plays Kevin, a guy with a steady girlfriend who wants to move on to the next step, but his girlfriend is reluctant to do so. Furthermore, Oz (Chris Klein) joins the choir just to get lucky with the choir girls, only to fall in love with one of them and grow intentions beyond just getting her laid. And one of the funniest characters, surprisingly, is Jim's dad (Eugene Levy), who plays the awkward father aware of Jim's sexual situations and is trying to deal with them the only way he knows how.
American Pie is a hilarious movie but also has some redeeming value, but since no one cares about that, just go see it if you don't mind a lot of nasty humor.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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