AMERICAN PIE 2
Release Date: August 10, 2001
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Haningan,
Chris Klein, Seann [sic]
William Scott, Eddie Kaye
Thomas, Shannon Elizabeth,
Eugene Levy, Mena Suvari,
Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, &
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sex Farce
Audience: Teenagers & young adults
Runtime: 104 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: J. B. Rogers
Executive Producer: Adam Herz, Paul Weitz & Chris
Producer: Warren Zide, Craig Perry &
Writer: Adam Herz
Address Comments To:Stacey Snider, Chairman
Ron Meyer, President/COO
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608-1085
Phone: (818) 777-1000
Web Page: www.universalstudios.com
AMERICAN PIE 2 takes up the lives of the five high school boys in the first movie one year later, after they have just completed their first year of college. Jim, the main protagonist, is still feeling very awkward about his sexual prowess, but the girl of his fantasies, Czech exchange student Nadia, will soon be returning from a trip, ready for romance. Jim decides to get pointers from the girl to whom he lost his virginity in the last movie, Michelle. She’s an assertive, but slightly nerdy redhead who’s a band camp counselor near the summer beach house that Jim and his buddies are renting.
Jim’s friends, meanwhile, are having their own problems. Ozzie is pining for his girlfriend, Heather, to return from Europe. Kevin is trying to see if he can still remain friends with his former girlfriend, Vicki. Bad boy Stifler is angry at Finch, who’s still reeling from his “romantic” rendezvous with Stifler’s divorced mother. Finally, comic actor Eugene Levy repeats his role as Jim’s father, the world’s most permissive and “understanding” dad.
As in the first movie, the filmmakers of AMERICAN PIE 2 have added a layer of cute romantic comedy and lovable goofiness to mitigate all these raunchy sexual fantasies and misadventures. Of course, the immoral values this movie promulgates are completely reprehensible. The movie also totally ignores the power of the abstinence movement that has helped reduce teen pregnancy rates, not to mention the danger of sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in July showed that the use of condoms, or “safe sex,” does not prevent the transmission of most sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV, which can cause cervical, prostate and anal cancer. Thus, abstinence remains the best defense. Not that AMERICAN PIE 2 is interested in giving a lecture about “safe sex,” of course. Far from it.
Despite the restrictions of its R rating, the likeability of the actors and general goofiness of AMERICAN PIE 2 will surely attract masses of teenagers and young adults. Instead of catering to their animalistic desires with movies like this, Hollywood should be appealing to their better natures. That’s why Disney’s THE PRINCESS DIARIES remains the perfect anecdote this summer to Hollywood’s perverted interest in teen sex.
As in the first movie, the filmmakers of AMERICAN PIE 2 have added a layer of romantic comedy and goofiness to mitigate the raunchy sexual fantasies and misadventures. Of course, the immoral values this movie promulgates are completely reprehensible. The movie also totally ignores the success of the abstinence movement, not to mention the danger of sexually transmitted diseases. A federal report released in July showed that abstinence remains the only effective defense against these rampant sexual diseases