American Pie

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Genre Comedy
Year 1999
Duration 95 min
Rating 6.8 out of 10
Description: At a high-school party, four friends (Jim, Kevin, Finch, and Oz) 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. More importantly, do they really want to do it at all?
Comments: I admit that I am a fan of the sex comedy genre. While films like "EuroTrip" and "Old School" are easily forgettable, they are enjoyable, despite being very simple movies. There are also some memorable movies of the genre that are more enjoyable, including "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and this year's "The 40 Year Old Virgin". These films will be more remembered and are much more fun to watch. "American Pie" also ranks up there with these movies because, like the other movies, under all its crudeness lies a heart.

This is a raunchy, crude, yet hilarious teen sex comedy that is one of the more memorable movies of its genre. Its jokes may be simple and crude, but its characters are likable and are a lot of fun to watch and they give this film the heart that makes it so enjoyable.

The cast (all then unknowns with one exception) was very good, with the actors giving very funny performance. Biggs was good in one of his better performances. I'm not his biggest fan, although he has been funny from time to time, with this being one of his better performances. Hannigan was good, having some funny moments of her own. Scott is hilarious in the role that made him famous, Thomas was solid, and Klein was pretty good. Levy (the only marketable star at the time) was very funny as Jim's Dad, giving some classic moments to the film. There is also a fine support from Elizabeth, Nicholas, Reid, and Lyonne.

There were some very funny moments, from the beer to the pie. All of the jokes were simple, raunchy, and crude, yet very funny. I don't want to give any moments away because even telling the setup of the gag would just give it away. But, there are some hilarious moments in this that will make this worth the watch.

Overall, "American Pie" is one of the better sex comedies around. Despite it being very crude and raunchy, it does have a heart, which is one of the reasons why its so enjoyable. The gags are hilarious and, while simple, will keep you laughing. If you like sex comedies, you should check this out. If you don't like sex comedies, you should still check this out anyway.

3.5/4 stars