Thee Comedy Classics Available In A Conveniently Priced Boxe
Anthony Nasti | Staten Island, New York United States | 10/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "American Pie" trilogy is one of the freshest, funniest and most consistent comedy series in film history. I can't find one major flaw in any of the films. Oh sure, maybe there are a few quirks here nd there, but each film is absolutely hilarious and only seem to get better with age.
Here's my review for each film.
"American Pie (1999, Unrated) - The first film in the series introduces to the series' colorful assortment of characters: nervous, scatterbrained virgin Jim (Jason Biggs), levelheaded, suave Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), who is only one step ahead of Jim thanks to the fact he already has a girlfriend (Tara Reid), sexual mastermind Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and one of the most dastardly comic creations ever, the unforgettable Steve Stiffler (Sean William Scott). The film chornicles their sexual mishaps (key words: pale ale, pie and flutes) and ultimate triumph over virginity. Plus, there's hot girls thrown in the mix: nerdy but lovable band geek Michelle (Alsyon Hannigan), levelheaded choir girl Heather (Mena Suvari), curious, nervous Vicki (the aforementioned Tara Reid), all knowing sex guru Jessica (Natasha Lyonne) and of course, Czechoslovokian babe Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth). The bevy of hot babes assembled for this movies is only rivaled by the classic beauties of the "Grumpy Old Men" movies. Eugene Levy is a real scene stealer as Jim's overly supportive dad, and Jennifer Coolidge is a hoot as Stiffler's mom, a.k.a. the MILF.
The film is very well written, and several of the scenes have since become classics. 5/5
"American Pie 2" (2001, Unrated) - The second, and arguably best, film of the series, has all the cast members from the first film returning. In this one, the boys rent a summer home in which they will hold an end of the sumer party in which they hope toscore as many chicks as possible. Natuarally, lots of things go wrong, and old feelings start to arise, causing the boys to rethink their plans.
The film is as good as the first one, and actually improves upon it in some ways. While none of the scenes are as hilarious as, say, the pie scene, the humor in this one is more wittier and a lot of the one liners are better. The super-glue scene rightfully takes it place as one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life, and the whole film is another laugh riot. 5/5
"American Wedding" (2003, Unrated). Often considered the worst of the series. By this point, the formula was beginning to wear thin, plus the half the cast either didn't return or wasn't asked back. Still, these do nothing to diminish this second sequel, which fins Jim and Michele preparing to tie the knot. New characters are introduced, and the same old schtick is still just as funny the third time around. 5/5
Overall, this is a boxed set I definitely recommend purchasing. Here's hoping that somewhere down the line, a fourth "American Pie" will someday see the light of day."
The only teen comedy that matters forget the rest.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 05/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a fan of the teen comedy genre and yet I realy liked these films cause there absolutely hilarious especially when it comes to Stifler (Sean William Scott), Jim (Jason Biggs) and Jim's dad (Eugene Levy) those three are the funniest characters in my opinion. Yes the humor is very crude but what else do you expect from a dumb teen sex comedy, all the films are dumb but also have some very funny and witty scenes in them and they're very enjoyable. The first American pie film is about Jim and his highschool friends who make a promise that each one is going to lose there virginity by the end of their highschool year but then fail and end up doing some ridicoulos and very silly things to each other. The second film which is my favorite has the same gang back together after a year from college, they decide to have a beach party at one of the guys summer house and Nadya the exchange student is back so Jim trys to get back with her and have sex with her finaly but he still has feelings for Michelle (Alyson Hannigon) who is a band geek and some hilarity ensues including the superglue scene which is the funniest thing I have ever seen. The third film is the weakest film in the series and not for the few missing cast members but because it just wasn't funny enough, Jim is all grown up and has asked Michelle his highschool sweetheart to marry him but when he plans for the wedding it seems like whole thing turns into one big disaster after another. Overall I would say that this boxset is a great addition to your comedy collection and two thumbs up!."
Nick | Ky | 10/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now don't think that just because the title of my review is "Misleading" it has nothing to do with the movies themselves because they are awesome!!! IT DOES HOWEVER, have to do with what the box says. I recently bought this 3 pack at Wal-Mart and on the side of the box it said unrated. I bought it at it's cheap price and got home to open it to discover that it was all of the rated versions. I was somewhat upset, but kept it anyways because the movies rock. The second one is awesome! If you are buying this movie looking for UNRATED material STEER CLEAR OF THIS BOXED SET!"
Ron | Jersey | 01/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While I thought the series was getting a bit old by the 3rd movie, this is still a very good price for getting 3 decent movies. All have their funny moments. I still enjoy the first the best. Mainly because the jokes were original and fresh. Though it is still funny to see the strange things Jim would get himself into. Levy as his father was a great choice. This is worth the 20 dollars easy. Lots of laughs, and plenty of gross out humor."
Agree with Misleading
R. M. Moody | Hooterville | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I too bought the boxed set from WallyWorld (aka WalMart). The cover appears the same as the rated set but one side (the sleeve) is marked as "UNRATED". Odd as well is the number on the sides ( Catalog # ?). They are different numbers. The set was only $20 bucks, but still... Since its been opened, I don't want to have to try convince the "Brain Trust" at my local Walmart that "No .. I didnt buy two sets, mix them up just to rip off the store .. DUH .. "
I love the movies and I'll keep the sets. I really wanted the unrated versions but for the price I'll keep them. Maybe a letter to the distributor of the sets would produce better results. I thought maybe it was just "My Luck" to pick up the only set in the world that was misloaded... Guess my luck has changed ..
Anyway .. 5 stars for the movie(s).. I remember 17 like it was .. ohhhhhhhh .. 27 years ago .. HEH HEH .."