American Pie

There's nothing like your first piece.

Comedy Romance
95 min     6.5     1999     USA


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 all "score" by their senior prom.


CinemaSerf wrote:
The thing that got me about this film is that the four boys here would have no issue at all getting a playmate. My favourite was either Chris Klein ("Oz") or "Kevin" (Thomas Ian Nicholas) depending on my mood - but the fact they all get caught up into this almost puerile, faux-angsty existence really bored me. The girls are equally stunning most of the time, and just as (if not more) sexually curious - what's the beef? The script/humour plays to just about every stereotype imaginable: the sporty jocks and the dimwit broads; the parents who react to their offspring's sexual predilections as if they, themselves, had never had a shag in their lives. The characters are so shallow and have enough implausibly intense conversations about scoring that makes you want to reach for a pen-knife to put a notch on the bed-post (or a hole in your own left leg). Seann William Scott and Jason Biggs (OK, maybe I understand why he struggles to get laid) take "Carry On" style innuendo to a new level of cringe-making embarrassment and the ending really does makes the "Graduate" look like Fellini! The production is shamelessly chauvinist - there is no male nudity - but plenty of boobs and I thought it had dated really badly. Sorry, but much of this just made me squirm!