Saturday, March 2, 2013

American Pie (1999)

Director: Paul Weitz

Starring: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Eddie Kay Thomas, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy

More info: IMDb

Tagline: There's something about your first piece.

Plot: 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?

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

It's been years since I saw this and I'd forgotten how frigign' funny it was.  The gags are fun and all but it's the characters and the great casting that really make this picture stand out among the gazillions of teen comedies out there.  Normally I avoid them they're so bad but this one was a real side-slapper all the way to the end.  Despite digging it, I've oddly never gotten around to seeing any of the sequels and I'm kind of OK with that. Maybe someday.  In the meantime I'll just set up my web cam and look for foreign exchange students.

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