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American Pie 2 (2001)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 2001 (USA)
Jim and his friends are now in college, and they decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.

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The whole gang are back and as close as ever. They decide to get even closer by spending the summer together at a beach house. They decide to hold the biggest party ever to be seen, even if the preparation doesn't always go to plan. Especially when Stifler, Finch and Jim become more close to each other than they ever want to be and when Jim mistakes super glue for lubricant. Written by FilmFanUK

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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drinking | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,117,985, 12 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$145,103,595, 23 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,553,595
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Seann William Scott improvised some of his dialogue, this can be observed by his cast mate's reactions in some scenes, such as when he tells Jessica he wants to know how many women she has slept with that year - Natasha Lyonne's amused reaction is genuine, she isn't acting. See more »

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When the guys are arriving at the beach house with the truck for the very first time the crew is reflected in the pick-up. See more »

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Jim: This is my first time, since my first time.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Smooth Criminal
Written by Michael Jackson
Performed by Alien Ant Farm
Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent sequel
1 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie in theaters and laughed out loud. Now, I rented the DVD. I can't say I got as many laughs as the first time, though, and I started to notice more flaws. At first I thought this movie was better than the original. Now I'm not sure. They both have great redeeming qualities that pretty much balance the scale.

The two films movie at a similar rhythm. In the original, we opened with Jim's Dad walking in on him while masturbating. In the sequel, he walks in on him while he's having sex, only it's taken to the next level with the girlfriend's parents walking in as well. And we have the keg party, with a Steadicam shot following Stiffler around, who yet again gets into a mishap with bodily fluids. And of course, in homage of the famous Nadia scene from the original, we have the guys walking in on two lesbians.

The laughs are still there, and there are some genuinely funny moments. I don't want to give them away, though the previews and some of the other reviewers probably already did.

The cast still got it. Eugene Levy steals the show yet again as Jim's Dad. I do have to say, Stiffler's character got a little too obnoxious at times. It's often funny to hear his foul-mouthed insults, but by the hundredth time you hear him use the word "f**kface" it gets kinda old.

I'm always going to hold the "American Pie" movies several notches above the standard gross-out teen comedies, because they have zest and originality. Not to mention they're done in a professional manner. The gags are as intelligent as they are crude, and delivered with exquisite timing. And to top it off, it's a heartfelt film that is not literally all about getting laid. I thought the original had more heart to it, but the sequel also has its heart in the right place.

The music is great. The soundtrack is full of really cool songs, including "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm. And be sure to check out the unrated DVD special edition. The commentary is cool and--unlike with the first "American Pie" unrated edition--there is some bonus footage worth checking out. The lesbian scene is extended significantly. In the theatrical version, there was only a brief nudity, but you get to see much more in this version.

I'm still not sure if I would consider this movie better than the first, but it is one sequel that lives up to the original--and that's saying a lot!

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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