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American Pie 2 -- Teaser trailer for this comedy follow up
American Pie 2 -- The continuing bawdy adventures of a group of friends reuniting after their first year of college.
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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
10 August 2001 (USA) See more »
This Summer It's All About Sticking Together. See more »
In this sequel to the hit comedy American Pie (1999), the high school students are now in college. These close friends decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Biggs ... Jim Levenstein

Shannon Elizabeth ... Nadia

Alyson Hannigan ... Michelle Flaherty

Chris Klein ... Oz

Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Kevin Myers

Natasha Lyonne ... Jessica

Tara Reid ... Vicky

Seann William Scott ... Stifler

Mena Suvari ... Heather

Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Finch

Chris Owen ... Chuck Sherman

Eugene Levy ... Jim's Dad

Molly Cheek ... Jim's Mom

Denise Faye ... Danielle

Lisa Arturo ... Amber

John Cho ... John

Justin Isfeld ... Justin

Eli Marienthal ... Stifler's Brother

Casey Affleck ... Tom Myers

George Wyner ... Camp Director
Steven Shenbaum ... Counselor
Matthew Peters ... Trumpet Kid

Joelle Carter ... Natalie

Matthew Frauman ... R.A.

Larry Drake ... Natalie's Dad

Lee Garlington ... Natalie's Mom

Tsianina Joelson ... Amy

Bree Turner ... Amy's Friend

Lacey Beeman ... Amy's Friend
Lisa Gould ... Woman in Bed

Brian Lester ... Grand Harbor Sheriff

Nigel Gibbs ... Cop

Ernie Lively ... Sergeant

Kevin Cooney ... Doctor

Marilyn Brett ... Bus Driver Lady

Morgan Nagler ... Michelle's Friend

Jack Wallace ... Enthusiastic Guy

Jesse Heiman ... Petey

JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Christy (as Joanna Garcia)

Serah D'Laine ... Girl at Party (as Sarah Laine)

Nora Zehetner ... Girl at Party
David Smigelski ... High School Guy

Luke Edwards ... High School Guy

Adam Brody ... High School Guy
Amanda Armato ... Cowboy Hat Girl

Nancy Stone ... Mom

Kevin Kilner ... Dad

Cole Petersen ... Kid

Paityn James ... Female EMT

Brian Turk ... Trucker

Mike Erwin ... Cashier

Robert Peters ... Grill Guy
Amara Balthrop-Lewis ... Deputy
Jay Rossi ... Deputy

Joseph D. Reitman ... Male EMT

Adam Herz ... Younger Business Suit

J.B. Rogers ... Older Business Suit
Brett Shuttleworth ... Abercrombie & Fitch Guy
Amanda Wilmshurst ... Finch Girl
Devon Davidson ... Finch Girl (as Devon Jackson)

Daniel Spink ... Boy with Monkey
Tamia Richmond ... Party Girl
Rachel Blasko ... Amy's Friend

Laurie Reeves ... College Party Girl (as Laurie Ellan Reeves)
Derrick Harper ... Counselor
Kelley Schneider ... Female Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Andreiu ... Beach Party Animal (uncredited)

Hallie Bird ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Nicole Brunner ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Christina Cindrich ... Jello-Shot Girl (uncredited)
Don 'Tex' Clark ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Curt Clendenin ... Bystander at Stoplight (uncredited)

Jennifer Coolidge ... Stifler's Mom (uncredited)

April Florio ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

Marc S. Gordon ... Johnny C (uncredited)

Victoria Gray ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

Phil Hawn ... College Professor (uncredited)
Enrique Hernandez ... BackGround / Extra (uncredited)

Matt Hobbie ... Tasteless Shopper (uncredited)

Meagan Lopez ... Thrift store employee (uncredited)

Sandra Luesse ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Tara Rice ... Amy's Friend (uncredited)

Marco Sanchez ... Marco (uncredited)
Elaine Szupello ... Band Camp Extra (uncredited)

Jason Tatum ... Boy at Party (uncredited)
Tadpole Triplett ... High School Guy (uncredited)

Clyde Tull ... Tourist (uncredited)
Robert Warnack ... Band Camp Extra (uncredited)
Bryan Watkins ... Stifler's Friend (uncredited)
Steven Paul Zsenyuk ... New York Cabbie (uncredited)

Directed by
J.B. Rogers 
Writing credits
Adam Herz (characters)

David H. Steinberg (story) and
Adam Herz (story)

Adam Herz (screenplay)

Produced by
Jane Bartelme .... co-producer
Chris Bender .... co-producer
Stefan Frank .... associate producer
Adam Herz .... executive producer
Chris Moore .... producer
Craig Perry .... producer
Chris Weitz .... executive producer
Paul Weitz .... executive producer
Warren Zide .... producer
Original Music by
David Lawrence 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Larry Madaras 
Stuart H. Pappé  (as Stuart Pappé)
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Michelle Morris  (as Michelle Morris Gertz)
Production Design by
Richard Toyon 
Art Direction by
Kitty Doris-Bates 
Set Decoration by
Karen Agresti 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Welker 
Makeup Department
Roxy D'Alonzo .... additional makeup artist
Wendy Martin .... hair stylist: second unit, Michigan
Vicky Phillips .... hair department head
Margie Puga .... additional hair stylist
Brad Scott .... hair stylist: second unit, Marine
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup department head (as Leslie A. Sebert)
Sharon Simon .... additional makeup artist
Linda Trainoff .... assistant hair stylist
Joely Upchurch .... assistant makeup artist
Scott Williams .... additional hair stylist
Brent Winholt .... additional hair stylist (as Brent Alan Winholt)
Soo-Jin Yoon .... additional makeup artist (as Soo Jin Yoon)
Theraesa Rivers .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Verina Schafer .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Frank Cuomo .... post-production supervisor (as Frank A. Cuomo)
Virginia Landis Albertson .... post-production supervisor
Daniel M. Stillman .... unit production manager
Jane Bartelme .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Barker .... second unit director: Marine
Marco Black .... first assistant director (as Marco E. Black)
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director: second unit, Marine
Stephen V. Johnson .... second assistant director: second unit, Marine
Michelene Mundo .... second second assistant director
Amy Schmidt .... second assistant director (as Amy J. Schmidt)
Art Department
Mark Andresen .... set dresser
Bennett Andrews .... on-set greensman
Carlo Basail .... stand-by greensman
Scott Buckwald .... property master (as Scott A. Buckwald)
Peggy Casey .... on-set dresser (as Peggy Casey Carter)
Marienus Cetani Sr. .... paint foreman (as M. Cetani Sr.)
David Clark .... assistant property master
John E. Crider .... greens foreman
Michael David .... property master: second unit, Michigan
Amanda Evans .... art department coordinator
Andy Friend .... production illustrator
David Harari .... art department production assistant
Derrick Harper .... stand-by painter
Jeff Hay .... set dresser
Hugo Herrera .... greens foreman
Mark David Kersey .... greensman
Drew Kinney .... set designer
Betty Krul .... set designer
Kenneth A. Larson .... set designer (as Kenneth Larson)
Scott W. Leslie .... set dresser
Steven M. Miller .... greens foreman (as Steve Miller)
John Mott .... set dresser: second unit, Marine
Efren N. Perez .... set dresser (as Efren Perez)
Jeff Plauster .... propmaker foreman
Brent Rice .... lead man
Diana C. Richardson .... assistant property master
Bret Ross .... set dresser
Jeannine Stevens .... set dresser (as Jeannine Fenton)
John Stone .... construction coordinator
Jim Sutton .... set dresser
Denise Ciarcia .... set dresser (uncredited)
Judson Crowder .... set dresser (uncredited)
Archie Hankins .... carpenter (uncredited)
Dylan J. Hay-Chapman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Werner Hoetzinger .... set dresser (uncredited)
David Keir .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Kocurek .... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
Jerry Miscevich .... carpenter (uncredited)
Edward V. Pannozzo .... set estimator (uncredited)
Kimberley Rosenberg .... buyer (uncredited)
Keith Sale .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ruben Sandoval Jr. .... carpenter assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist (as Jeannette Browning)
Chris Carpenter .... re-recording mixer
Norval D. Crutcher III .... adr editor (as Norval Cruchter III)
Dylan A. Flores .... adr mixer (as Diana Flores)
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editor (as Gary Gerlich)
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Marilyn Graf .... foley editor
Jeffrey Hefner .... utility sound technician
William Hooper .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Andy Koyama .... re-recording mixer
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... supervising sound editor (as Richard Legrand)
Bob McNabb .... adr supervisor (as Robert McNabb)
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound editor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathan Earl Stein)
Stephen Tibbo .... sound mixer (as Stephen A. Tibbo)
Samuel Webb .... assistant sound editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer (as David Adam Weisberg)
Brent Brewington .... boom operator (uncredited)
Joe DeAngelis .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lee Gilmore .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Ken Strain .... boom operator (uncredited)
Rich Weingart .... effects predub (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects coordinator (as Al Lorimer)
Wayne Rose .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Rene Clark .... rotoscope artist: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Richard Malzahn .... visual effects producer: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Brian Avery .... stunts
Clayton J. Barber .... stunt performer (as Clayton Barber)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt performer (as Billy Burton)
Clay Cullen .... stunt performer
Mike Gunther .... stunt performer
Karrie King .... stunt performer (as Karrie Combs)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt performer (as Rick Lefevour)
Brad Martin .... stunt coordinator
Chris O'Hara .... stunt performer
Darrin Prescott .... stunts
Todd Schneider .... stunt performer
Peter Stader .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Samantha Bahramian .... lighting technician
Jeff Barco .... best boy electric
Adam Barth .... video assist operator: second unit, marine
Christine Benda .... best boy electric
Ed Bernstein .... rigging electrician (as Eddie Bernstein)
Elizabeth Bolden .... best boy rigging grip
Marc Brown .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit, marine
Lon Caracappa .... rigging gaffer
Jeffrey N. Civa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jeffrey Civa)
Tom Connell .... best boy grip: second unit, marine
Mark J. Coyne .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Mark Coyne)
Mark J. Coyne .... second assistant camera: second unit, Michigan
Jay Dahlquist .... lighting technician (as Jayde Dahlquist)
Egor Davidoff .... additional second assistant camera
Cicero De Moraes .... rigging electrician
Jeff DeLucia .... rigging electrician (as Jeff Delucia)
Matthew Devitt .... best boy rigging grip (as Matt Devitt)
Mark Dimitrov .... rigging grip
Jim 'Tomcat' Downing .... best boy rigging grip (as Jim Downing)
Tommy 'Hooper' Flanagan .... rigging grip (as Tommy Flanagan)
Rocky Ford .... key grip: second unit
Michael Foster .... best boy grip
Chris Friebus .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, marine
Eric J. Goldstein .... camera operator (as Eric Goldstein)
Eric J. Goldstein .... director of photography: second unit, marine (as Eric Goldstein)
Christopher Guyer .... video assist operator
Doug Huete .... lighting technician
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip
Ryan Huston .... rigging electrician
Douglas S. Johnson .... camera loader
C. Clifford Jones .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan Kelly .... technician: Wescam camera, second unit, Michigan
Sean T. Kelly .... key grip: second unit, Michigan
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip (as Kevin M. Kennedy)
Robert Kositchek .... camera operator: second unit, marine
Randy Kutcher .... rigging grip
Michael Listorti .... dolly grip (as Michael E. Listorti)
Matthew Livingston .... grip
Ryan Louden .... grip
Michael McCormack .... 24 frame video operator
Skip Mobley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit, marine
Zsuzsa Odry .... rigging electrician
Dean C. Peppler .... rigging grip (as Dean Peppler)
Nabil Rahme .... camera loader
Michael Joseph Reyes .... key grip: second unit, marine (as Michael Reyes)
Mike Saad .... second assistant camera
Trace Schneider .... lighting technician
Joel Schwartz .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alex Sinclair .... lighting technician
Chris Soronen .... grip
Tim Soronen .... rigging grip
Steven Strong .... best boy electric
Donald J. Sutherland .... lighting technician (as Donald Sutherland)
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera, second unit, Michigan
Fred Troeskin .... grip: second unit, marine (as Fred Troesken)
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera
Mark Van Loon .... Steadicam operator
John Warner .... key rigging grip (as John 'JW' Warner)
Rachel Wells .... rigging electrician
Jonathan M. Wiener .... lighting technician
John W. Yowler .... gaffer
Vivian Zink .... still photographer
Mike Byrd .... grip (uncredited)
Ian Dodd .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Steve Galloway .... additional playback (uncredited)
Terry Kramer .... electrician (uncredited)
Quinton Reilly .... grip (uncredited)
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... Steadicam assistant (uncredited)
John Wendling .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting associate
Kendra Carter .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Lynn Ebin .... costumer
Bill Edwards .... costumer: second unit, marine
Laurie Fink .... costumer: second unit, marine
Sandy Gazeley .... costumer (as Sandra Gazeley)
Carrie Holt .... costumer (as Carrie L. Proffer)
David Swope .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Justin Bourret .... assistant editor: avid
Sarah de Sa Rego .... post-production assistant
Michael Gagliano .... editorial production assistant
Monique Klauer .... assistant editor
Ken Morrisey .... additional editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter
Melissa Remenarich .... first assistant editor (as Melissa A. Remenarich)
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Jason Solberg .... first assistant film editor
Philip Harrelson .... post-production services (uncredited)
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
Location Management
Ted Bayard .... assistant location manager
Becky Brake .... location manager: second unit, Michigan
Tyson Caffo .... assistant location manager
Richard De Labio .... assistant location manager (as Rich DeLabio)
Edward J. Duffy .... assistant location manager
France Myung Fagin .... assistant location manager (as France Myung Metz)
France Myung Fagin .... location scout (as France Myung Metz)
Karlene Gallegly .... assistant location manager
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Music Department
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Bobby Collins .... music licensing
Michael Farrow .... score mixer
Jay Gruska .... score supervisor
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor (as Chuck Martin-Inouye)
Gary Jones .... music supervisor
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
David Lawrence .... orchestrator
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of film music: Universal Studios
Jojo Villanueva .... music coordinator
Frank Wolf .... score recordist
Michelle Branch .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Samantha Curry .... musician (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Rick Fleishman .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Arnaud Gauthier .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Sean M. Hickey .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Keith D. Fisher .... transportation captain (as Keith Fisher)
Don Poole .... transportation co-captain
Aaron Skalka .... transportation coordinator
Chris Ervin .... driver (uncredited)
Christian G. Ervin .... driver: camera truck (uncredited)
Hugh Kelly .... transportation (uncredited)
Cyril O'Neil .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jason Altieri .... production assistant
Carlos A. Aragon .... production assistant (as Carlos Aragon)
Daniel Bailey .... marine crew: second unit, marine
Kevin Barnett .... assistant: Mr. Rogers
Elizabeth Bartolotta-Clark .... assistant accountant
Raymond W. Beal .... animal trainer
John Catron .... production accountant
Robert L. Catron .... production assistant
Patrick Corcoran .... executive assistant: Allison Shearmur
Sarah de Sa Rego .... production assistant
Stacee E. Depalo .... production secretary (as Stacee De Palo)
Stephen Dudycha .... production assistant
Matt Eddy .... assistant: Weitz Brothers
Joanna Fabicon .... assistant: Mr. Frank
Randi Feldman .... script supervisor: second unit, marine
Lisa Furia .... post-production accountant
Sherry Gallarneau .... script supervisor
Michael George .... marine crew: second unit, marine (as Mike George)
William Grunder .... craft service (as Billy Grunder)
C.J. Hakeem .... craft service
Jeff Jenofsky .... production assistant: second unit, marine
Jay Johnson .... title designer
Lonnie Johnson .... set medic
Kate Kelly .... assistant production coordinator
Kerry Kohansky-Roberts .... assistant: Weitz Brothers (as Kerry Kohansky)
Alex Krimm .... marine crew: second unit, marine
Rob LaMorgese .... production assistant (as Robert S. Lamorgese)
Jeff Mahler .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Clayton Mathis .... production assistant
Mark Mayer .... payroll accountant
Ray McCort .... pilot: second unit, Michigan
Janice Minsberg .... stage manager
Harry Monroe .... production assistant
Shannon Muchow .... production assistant
Suzanne Schnulle Murphy .... assistant accountant (as Sue Schnulle Murphy)
Michelle Nigro .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Matthew H. O'Connor .... marine coordinator
Daniel Pancotto .... assistant: Mr. Zide
Chris Papajohn .... marine crew: second unit, marine
Peter Popp .... craft service
Ming Qiu .... martial arts instructor (as Ming Lui)
Roberta Riordan .... production assistant
Josh Shader .... assistant: Mr. Herz
Calvin Shatto .... marine crew: second unit, marine
Alexa Sheehan .... production assistant (as Alexa Motley)
Deborah Simmrin .... publicist
Bob Sobhani .... assistant: Mr. Perry
Ryan D. Thompson .... production assistant (as Ryan Thompson)
Ryan Tighe .... production assistant
Danny Trefts .... marine crew: second unit, marine (as Daniel V. Trefts)
Gabrielle Wallack .... production coordinator
Troy Waters .... assistant marine coordinator: second unit, marine (as Michael Troy Waters)
Geoff Watson .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Kristopher Wynne .... production assistant
Glen Yrigoyen .... marine crew: second unit, marine
Anthony Batarse .... adr voice (uncredited)
Mark Chambers .... production safety (uncredited)
Alvaro Cofre .... on site production (uncredited)
Bruce Comtois .... teamster (uncredited)
Amina Allean Dieye .... clearance coordinator (uncredited)
Terri Greening .... accountant: re-shoot (uncredited)
Kyle Hutchison .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Keating .... utility stand-in: Sean William Scott (uncredited)
Jeremiah Kent .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel A. Mondschain .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Chad Saxton .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
James Warfield .... photo double: Jason Biggs (uncredited)
J. Wilfrid White .... marine crew (uncredited)
David Brown .... thanks (as Davie Brown)
Steve Bynum .... thanks
Tera Hans .... thanks (as Tera Hanks)
Rick Kessler .... thanks
Steven Pahlberg .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"American Summer Story" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drinking (original rating)
108 min | UK:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Australia:M (TV rating) | Austria:14 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Manitoba) (unrated version) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:A | Finland:K-11 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:18 | Israel:16 | Italy:VM14 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (2003) | Malaysia:18PL | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38445) (original rating) | USA:Unrated (unrated video version)

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The movie originally included scenes featuring Stifler's dad (played by Chris Penn). These were removed after negative reaction in test screenings. Also missing from the theatrical release is a scene showing the band camp leader with a rash around his mouth, the morning after having played the trumpet that was inserted into Jim's ass.See more »
Continuity: During the scene with the 'Lesbians', Amber pulls down her bra to her waist. A few shots later, she pulls her bra back up again. In the very next shot her bra is round her waist again, and in the next shot it's on her chest again.See more »
[Stifler's brother shows off two girls he picked up]
Stifler:Brilliant. You found Lesbians.
Stifler:Good luck trying to break through that force field.
Amber:We never said that.
Amber:We never said that.
Stifler:Oh... Oh, man. I will do anything... ANYTHING to sleep with you, chicks, okay? I'll grab every guy's ass in this room. I'll caress it even. I'll even shave some ass if they need it!
[sounds of revulsion from young men at party]
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23 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Horny pie served up smashingly well, 8 September 2001
Author: Dan Franzen (dfranzen70) from United States

Raunch used to be so simple! You'd go see Porky's, you knew you were gonna see some T&A. Oh, and maybe a small heartfelt lesson about how people are generally good, even those who are different from us, as long as we have the same goal of getting laid in mind. Those were such wonderful days! Now, everyone's more jaded, even (especially) the kids. You show a kid the shower scene from Porky's, and he'll love it, but I bet after the first few viewings it won't be as much fun. Kids need something new all the time. Now, American Pie is an R-rated film, so at least the intended audience isn't the teen crowd, exactly, but then neither was Porky's (or any of its knock offs). The cast from the original American Pie is reunited. The time is now one year later, and the gang's home from college for the summer. Jim (Jason Biggs) still has his sexual hang-ups. Remember Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), the band-camp girl? Jim went to the prom with her, and she didn't talk to him after that. But don't worry, she's at band camp again and figures prominently in this movie. It seems Nadia, the exchange student whose escapades with Jim made the Internet, is back in the country and is ready to hook up with our hapless lead character. What to do! Jim still has no experience. The guys try to help him out by renting a lakeside cottage for the summer. Meanwhile, Stifler's (Seann William Scott) still trying to hump everything in sight; Oz (Chris Klein) is remaining celibate while his girlfriend Jessica (Natasha Lyonne) is in France; Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is still lusting after the legendary mother of Stifler, after their much-talked-about union at the party in the first movie; and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is aching after his breakup with Vicky (Tara Reid). There have been no drastic character changes, either; everyone's as you'd expect after a year of college. Which means, of course, that all the guys are hornier than a sex addict in a penny whorehouse. But that's what drives raunch comedies - the testosterone of single-minded males. As in real life, although the males in the movie have grown up, they still think like high school kids. (And someday this nubile cast will learn that that particular characteristic never really leaves the male of the species!) But while the theme of the movie is sex, sex, and sex, hidden under the layer of bombast and teenage oversexdrive is a theme of tenderness and fallibility. When kids graduate high school, they think they know it all. "Bring life on!" they chortle with glee. "We know it all!" But there's a certain vulnerability that everyone feels at some point, and that's the issue of sexual conduct for the first time. And here's where American Pie 2 deviates from other raunch films. In those yesteryear movies, there was always tremendous pressure for one schlub to get lucky once and for all. I'm talking huge peer pressure! But in this movie, while all of Jim's friends want him to get laid, they never, ever make him feel like he's below average or beneath them because he's not experienced what they have. And that, to me, makes this a very special movie - although, rest assured, it's still as raunchy as the first one. In addition, the ending is so unlike those earlier raunchfests that you actually sit there and admire the screenwriters for not, for once, pandering to the least common denominator. But hold on! Don't look at me like that! You're thinking that if it has good intentions and good messages, how much fun could it really be? Trust me, if you enjoyed the pastry coitus in the first movie, you'll get a kick out of Jim's misadventures in this one, too. The writing is way above par for movies in this genre, and the cast is both lovely to look at more than capable in their deliveries and actions.

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