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American Pie 2 (2001)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 August 2001 (USA)
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The continuing bawdy adventures of a group of friends reuniting after their first year of college.

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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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college | party | friend | beach house | beach | See more »

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Times Change. People Change. But Friends & Family Are Forever. See more »

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

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10 August 2001 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,184,808 (Spain) (14 December 2001)

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$102,247,810 (Europe) (21 December 2001)
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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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A satisfying second slice
9 September 2005 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Well here we are, back for more of the same antics we got in American Pie. There may be a sense we've seen this all before but somehow American Pie 2 really works. All the characters we know and love (or hate) from the original are back and they're constantly being placed into outrageous situations which will inspire gut-busting laughs. Even though we're going back over much of the same territory, the sequel is more consistently and explosively funny than the original. What could have easily been a pointless, unnecessary sequel actually manages to be something fresh, funny and appealing.

As with the original the Jason Biggs character of Jim is the glue holding the film together. Everything revolves around him in one way or another. Where in the original film each of the main male characters came with his own romantic storyline this time around Jim takes center stage. Most of the female characters have been shunted to the sidelines here with Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari and Natasha Lyonne being mere bit players. Their absence doesn't hurt at all and may actually help by making the story more focused. This one's all about the boys with Jim and friends renting a summer home following their first year of college. Back for more hilarity are Chris Klein as Oz, Eddie Kaye Thomas as the increasingly bizarre Finch and Thomas Ian Nicholas as the comparatively dull Kevin. And even though none of the others like him the script finds a way to contrive to get Seann William Scott's juvenile, vulgar, obnoxious Stifler tossed into the mix. Where the other guys might go to the edge of what is appropriate Stifler is always willing to go careening over the edge and his antics are a hoot.

If you thought nothing could be more embarrassing than what happened to Jim in the original film, just wait. And along to heighten the embarrassment is Jim's father, played wonderfully by Eugene Levy, who in trying to help inevitably just makes things worse. And the one female from the original who actually has a major role here, Alysson Hannigan as Michelle, also does a great job. Oh, the wacky things that go on at band camp. With a slew of familiar characters moving from one hilarious situation to the next, all backed by a winning soundtrack, American Pie 2 succeeds in equaling and even surpassing the original.


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