Jul 16, 2011

American Pie 1

American Pie 1
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast:Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas

American Pie in short: Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always end up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? or will they learn something much different.

Stage: home theatre, TV selection of the month ;)

I have seen this superb comedy several times and it always amuses me to see it again. the TV has prepared a set of older movies for us that are home, to see.

Reality: American pie definitely holds a classic american comedy reputation. As a truly funny movie it posesses a lot of different touch points one faces before going to college, especially localized in US. In this sense*, we see the fear of not losing your virginity before you enter college (and in this case it is represented almost as a sin for that matter), chasing girls, using different taglines and approaches in order to get to the big pot - american pie. The term "amarican pie" became notorious also in Slovenia, using it to express the feel of a woman, if you stick your finger into her - according to the movie it should feel like putting your finger into the apple pie. However, no matter how lightly obscene and weird this might seem, it was definitely one of the funniest scenes in the movie. The setting is put in the high school environment, everything is set to happen at prom night and series of funny interactions just lead to having sex with a woman. The woman's point of view is in this case neglected. But the audience will appreciate truly remarkable number of scenes that can drive you mad from laughter.
I am not a fan of american comedies, in perticular those with this kind of essence(content). However, in my honest opinion, this is one of the better (and in the same pool I am giving "just friends", "Dude, where's my car", "Roadtrip", etc). The sequels of American pie aren't as good, however they don't lose the pace the first part has set.
To have a scout girl - the violinist put upfront as a very kinky horny girl is definitely one of the better ideas in this movie and whenever my mind sets on the scenes with her, I just burst with laughter. The same goes for having sex with the mother of one of your friends, joining the core because you want a girl to fancy you (supposeably being a tough football player that now sings lovely romantic songs).. there are various scenes that will make you laugh and will make you appreciate this Weizs's piece forever. I love to see this piece every now and then, because it will relax me and make me laugh. That should be the point of the comedies after all. And this is not the stupid comedy most of these in the genre are.

My personal rating: 8,0 (a good, solid humorous piece you will love to watch and laugh over).

American pie on IMDB

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