American Pie movie review - Aussieboyreviews


American Pie; a sex comedy that’s naughty, raunchy, horny and… unexpectedly hopeful as well. If you can handle 90 minutes of sex and crass humour, with a decent story to tell, this entertaining movie is for you.


Deciding to finally take action, four teenage boys make a pact to each lose their virginity by the night of prom.

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Movie details

Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Eugene Levy
Writer: Adam Herz
Release Date (Australia): 16 September 1999
Runtime: 95 minutes/1h 35m
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features strong sexual themes and crude humour.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “p***y” and “bitch”.

Nudity (M)

The film features depictions of breasts nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film features frequent strong verbal and visual references to sexual acts, masturbation and pornography, including use of the word “f**k” in a sexual context. There are also strong sex scenes, depictions of a teenage girl masturbating and a teenage boy implicitly ejaculating.

mpaa rating

R (for strong sexuality, crude sexual dialogue, language and drinking, all involving teens)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Maybe not the naughtiest, raunchiest and horniest teenage sex-comedy of all time, but definitely the most optimistic. Let’s be honest, it’s difficult to have high expectations for what appears to just be a silly and stupid comedy surrounding teens and sex, and it’s often not worth extended conversations, or more than just saying it’s funny and all, but moving on. This is the case with a lot of these naughty comedies, but not American Pie.

American Pie features four teenage boys who make a pact to each lose their virginity by prom night. To be clear, this movie lives up to its high placement in the raunchy sex comedy genre. It opens with an incredibly awkward scene in which a teenage boy’s parents find him masturbating, to be followed by frequent and crude sex references, as well as plenty of sexual situations and awkwardly sexual fantasies. This is a sex movie! Sex, sex, sex!

Getting on the path of losing their virginity, the main characters develop relationships with attractive girls their age, but American Pie isn’t totally horny about it; the film features multiple dramas in each of the relationships, which makes us root for these teens and ultimately makes for the ending to be more satisfying and hopeful than drunken and stupid. It’s funny, but there’s a serious aspect as well.

This movie requires some pretty good performances to achieve its goal, and all of the actors do a splendid job. Jim’s dad, played very enthusiastically and funnily by Eugene Levy, is definitely worth a mention as an awesome supporting character in this film. All of the jokes, scenes, characters and story are written excellently by screenwriter Adam Herz, and American Pie is an entertaining, but also hopeful teen sex comedy that’s definitely worth watching.

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