Title: American Pie Director: Paul Weitz Year: 1999 Run time: 1hr 35m
I’ve seen this one before and by all accounts, I shouldn’t like it. I can be a big prude when the mood takes me, and this film is nothing if not disgusting, awkward, embarrassing, etc, etc. Still, I’m sort of interested in the new one where they all meet up again, and that involves reminding myself what happened before.
1:23 - Ahhh, I didn’t realise the embarrassment started straight away. 3:42 - How do you play instruments backwards? 6:27 - Tuuuune! “It’s been one week since you looked at me…” 7:32 - Does Jim own any good shirts? It looks like he’s wearing pyjamas. 11:42 - “No problem, Nova.” 15:34 - Stifler’s mum. Is this where MILF came from? 17:18 - “I was going for a fashionably late entrance, and I was too late.” 18:55 - There’s an order to these things, then. An agreement, a bet, a pact. 21:04 - Theme tune to Peep Show! 29:36 - I didn’t know Casey Affleck was in this. The things you learn. 32:57 - I’m afraid that is a situation where it is EXACTLY what it looks like. 37:20 - The dad’s eyebrows are just amazing. 42:38 - Chris Klien has all the screen presence of Keanu Reeves. 44:45 - “God bless the internet.” 50:30 - Aaaargh, everyone is watching! 57:24 - I thought lacrosse was a girl’s sport out of Enid Blyton. 1:02:30 - How quickly reputations are gained and lost. 1:11:32 - I’m glad we didn’t have a prom. 1:15:36 - This film is just reminding me of everything I hated about school! 1:20:36 - “No, not lost, just taking the tour.” 1:28:32 - My lack of knowledge of geography doesn’t help knowing how far away they’ll be from each other.
So, yea, it’s exactly what I said it was above. I guess in some ways it is fun to live vicariously through them a bit, although I’m pretty sure they’re all quite crazy. There’s plenty I don’t understand - like why the girl is meant to be getting changed in his room but decides to strip off and just hang around for a while. It doesn’t say a lot when my favourite bit is the guys chanting at the painting of Stifler’s mum. The main characters go off to another room, have a whole conversation, and when they come back they’re still at it!