American Pie 2

Directed by James B. Rogers
Starring (alphabetically): Jason Biggs, Jennifer Coolidge, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Chris Owen, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas.
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drinking.

Review by Eugene Kopman <eugene@filmhead.com>
August 24, 2001

After two semesters in college Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Stifler (Seann William Scott) reunite for the summer. And what a wild year they've had: Oz was with Heather (Mena Suvari) all year; Stifler claims to have slept with 23 women; Kevin was crying over Vicky (Tara Reid, who looked horrible in this movie); Finch, even though sleeping with numerous women still can't forget Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge); and Jim, after finally getting some action on the last day of school, has his Dad (Eugene Levy) walk in on him.

Kevin, from his brother, gets the idea for all of them to go away to the lake for the summer. Oz hesitates, but since Heather went to study abroad for the summer, he agrees.

Jim gets a call from Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) who tells him that she wants to "see" him. You all remember the last time they were together; it wasn't pretty. Jim decides to ask Michelle, a.k.a. "This one time in band camp" girl (Alyson Hannigan), if he was any good, considering she was the only girl he actually slept with. She informs him that he was horrible and decides to coach him. This is the main focus of the movie.

The two funniest parts of the movie, to me, were when Jim superglues himself to... himself, and when two women, who are thought to be lesbians, make our heroes do things to each other only beautiful women can.

The highlight of the movie is Eugene Levy, who made every scene he was in. My biggest problem with the film was that the sequel went the lines of a Romantic Teen Comedy instead of sticking to the realistic portrayal of teens in our society like American Pie did. I think you'll understand when you see it. Otherwise it was a good and very funny film.


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