American Pie [Unrated] (Widescreen) (Bilingual)
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Here's the uncensored version of America's #1 comedy hit, re-edited to include the scenes you couldn't see in theaters. You'll never look at warm apple pie the same way again! American Pie takes a hysterical look at the goal of four "unlucky in love" high school friends who make the ultimate pact: lose their virginity by prom night. As they try to manipulate their way into the...hearts of some of their classmates, their plans often backfire with hilarity. Follow the raging hormones of four teenage boys and their girls as they gear up for the most important night of their lives...the prom?
Anyone who's watched just about any teenage film knows that the greatest evil in this world isn't chemical warfare, ethnic cleansing, or even the nuclear bomb. The worst crime known to man? Why, virginity, of course. As we've learned from countless films--from Summer of '42 to Risky Business--virginity is a criminal burden that one must shed oneself of as quickly as possible. And while many of these films have given the topic a bad name, American Pie quietly sweeps in and gives sex some of its dignity back. Dignity, you may say? How can a film that highlights intercourse with fruit pies, premature ejaculation broadcasted across the Internet, and the gratuitous "gross-out" shots restore the dignity of a genre that's been encumbered with such heavyweights as Porky's and Losin' It? The plot may be typical, with four high school friends swearing to "score" by prom, yet the film rises above the muck with its superior cast, successful and sweet humor, and some actually rather retro values about the meaning and importance of sex. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Eddie Kaye Thomas make up the odd quartet of pals determined to woo, lie, and beg their way to manhood. The young women they pursue are wary girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid), choir girl Heather (Mena Suvari), band geek Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), and just about any other female who is willing and able. Natasha Lyonne as Jessica, playing a similar role as in Slums of Beverly Hills, is the general adviser to the crowd (when Vicky tells her "I want it to be the right time, the right place," Jessica responds, "It's not a space shuttle launch, it's sex"). The comedic timing hits the mark--especially in the deliberately awkward scenes between Jim (Biggs) and his father (Eugene Levy). And, of course, lessons are learned in this genuinely funny film, which will probably please the adult crowd even more than it will the teenage one. --Jenny Brown --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Jim (Jason Biggs) - A shy, nice, desperate boy who doesn't have the best of luck with women. Has a crush on a Eastern European chick, Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) that one day she comes over his house to study with him and she's changing in his room while he runs over to his buddy's house, because he broadcasted her on the internet with a mini camera so they can watch. Instead it goes out to the whole eastern directory. So instead of four guys watching, over 1,000 people are watching. While in his room, she looks at his playboys while he goes back to his room where she's naked. See what he'll do next.
Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) - A easy going guy with a hot girlfriend named Vicky (Tara Reid). He's want to sleep with her desperately while she just wants him to say the three words, "I Love You." So he tries his best to complete his mission. See if he'll succeed.
Chris/OZ (Chris Klein)- A Lacrosse jock who thinks that it's so easy to get some. He was wrong. By taking the advise from a college girl, he decides to do it the right way by listening, being sensitive and nice instead of just demanding for it. He joins the choir where he meets Heather (Mena Suvari). See if he'll get lucky.
Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) - A somewhat weird guy who doesn't know his but from his elbow. He even goes home just to take a dump. Well anyways, he pays a girl to spread a reputation about him that he's good in bed. It works for a while.Read more ›
Put plain and simply, I found this movie unfunny. The best it managed to get from me was a couple of snickers, but that's it. I spent most of the movie wondering when it was going to start being funny, then turned it off in disgust after the internet exploitation scene. Even if I had liked the Jason Biggs character, that scene would've destroyed any liking I had. Sorry, but webcasting a young woman without her knowledge or consent isn't funny, nor is it something a decent, likeable person would do. If that scene had been omitted, I might not have hated this movie nearly as much.
The sad thing is, the movie might actually have had some potential in the right hands. As I've already said, I don't normally have a problem with crude humor; however, I do want my crude humor to be well done. The difference between this movie and something like, say, South Park is that South Park's humor is done with wit and charm. American Pie tried to have some charm, but the aforementioned internet scene gutted any heart it may have had. And as for wit...the gags here were so obvious the writers may as well have dropped anvils on the audience's head.
In the movie's favor, though, there was one surprise: the casting of Mena Suvari against type. Rather than have her play a beautiful, seductive type as might be expected, whoever did the casting gave her the role of a normal and likeable girl...although an extremely pretty one. That's really the only reason I'm not bellyaching that we can't rate a movie with negative stars.
The story centers around the coming-of-age of James/Jim (Jason Biggs), who fantasizes about girls often and even has crazy occurances with pornography, but never once has had a girlfriend. After a party, (in which he and his buddies hope to get laid, but have no such luck), thrown by goofball, semi-friend, Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott), the guys find out that the biggest nerd in school, Sherman the "Sherminator" (Chris Owen) claims to have gotten laid with a chick he just met; so he (Jim), Chris "Oz" Ostreicher (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Paul/"Finch" (Eddie Kaye Thomas) all vowed to get laid before they graduate....but not just love 'em and leave 'em, but with some emotional standards and loving to it! The objects of their affections are: Vicky (Tara Reid), Heather (Mena Suvari), Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), and Jessica (Natasha Lyonne). The supporting cast includes Jennifer Coolidge as Stifler's Mom and Eugene Levy as Jim's Dad.
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I think this movie is so cool. Even I think Shannon Elizabeth is one beautiful woman. I love Shannon Elizabeth because she is my kind of fantasy girlfriend. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2010 by Kevin Barton
I was reluctant to see "American Pie", because every time I heard the name of the movie, I really was hearing "just another lame teen movie" or another "Animal House" wannabe, or... Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Alejandro Cortes
American Pie is a great comedy depicting the true situations teenagers face everyday. The concept of the movie is not original, as there are many movies like this. Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by J. Hayes
Ok, here's the plot:some douchebags make a pact to get laid. Wow, great plot, I'd love to see a movie like that...not. Then at the end when they get laid, it just shows sex scenes. Read morePublished on June 25 2004
I know that many hate this movie and think it immature and stupid, but it is so funny! The quest of four guys to lose their virginity by prom and the little mishaps along the way. Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Amazon Customer
American Pie is hands down one of the greatest comedies ever. This movie is raunchy, very funny, but it also has heart to it. Read morePublished on April 27 2004