Friday, November 23, 2007

American Pie 2

American Pie 2; Comedy, USA, 2001; D: James B. Rogers, S: Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Chris Owen, Denise Faye

During the summer holidays Jim gets the chance to relax and take a break from college. Together with his friends Oz, Kevin, Finch and Stifler, they rent a beach house where they plan to have fun and sleep with as many girls as possible. Jim bumps into Michelle, the girl he lost his virginity with, but decides to rather spend his time on the more attractive Nadia. But in the end he still chooses to return to Michelle.

On the Internet site the average grade that critics gave to "American Pie 2" was only 5.4/10, but even that's a lot considering such a weak real result for a sequel that routinely just once again repeated the same concept. The story about four ugly and dumb guys in search for girls worked in the solid original, but the sequel is of pure exploitation nature typical for the unambitious side of Hollywood authors of "comedies without humor" who deserve the title 'anti-Billy Wilder'. Their only way of entertaining the audience is through the profane, from the fact that Stifler (awful Sean William Scott) thinks a girl is pouring him with alcohol but in reality some kid is pissing from the balcony on his head up to the bizarre sequence where the the guys invade the home of two girls but they don't decide to call the police, but actually to participate in their erotic games instead. Hollywood definitely always has some talented authors, but most of them would rather decide not to waste their talent on such silly films. When one looks at the "American Pie" serial and compares it with a different achievement that also speaks about teenagers and first love, Anno's Japanese animated show "Kare Kano", one realizes that they are miles away, but even this film has a few good scenes and Eugene Levy is once again great as Jim's unusual dad.


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