Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Movie Review: American Pie

Okay, I’m going to say outright that this is a stupid movie. Maybe not extremely stupid but just mediocre. And why is it called American Pie? Well, I’ll let you find out yourself.

So, this movie is about four teenage boys who are about to finish high school and also dreading to go to college as virgins. Jim (Jason Biggs), Chris (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) make a pact that they’ll do whatever it takes to try to get a date on prom night and then make their move.

Jim is always caught in ‘the act’ alone in his bedroom by his father (Eugene Levy). His father then tries to explain to him about the facts of life but in an embarrassing and funny way. Also, Jim likes Nadia, who’s a sexy foreign exchange student.

Chris seems to be the nice guy and joins the choir to meet girls. He’s actually a lacrosse player, so his teammate, Stifler (Seann William Scott) is always teasing him. However, Chris gets lucky when he befriends a choir mate, Heather (Mena Suvari).

Kevin already has a girlfriend but they’ve not done it yet. His girlfriend overhears him saying something inappropriate and gets angry with him. Uh-oh. Does this mean that Kevin will still be a virgin on prom night?

Then, there’s the socially-awkward Paul Finch who manages to impress a lot of girls with his quirky ways, much to the surprise and bewilderment of his friends. Now, almost every girl would like to go to the prom with Finch!

Anyway, Stifler has got to be the most irritating character. He’s arrogant, self-centred, and a bully. But it’s hilarious to watch him teasing the 4 friends and they can’t say much in retaliation. Stifler’s always holding huge parties and is disrespectful to girls most of the time.

In the end, is that all that the guys really want? Just to lose their virginity? Well, the ending is okay, though. It’s also not one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. There are way more other movies that are funnier. Hmm, perhaps I was more engrossed with the guys’ stupidity and thinking what they’ll get into next. Oh yeah, look out for Michelle, Jim’s date for the prom. I think she says the funniest line in it.