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American Pie 2 Review

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  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Lacks both taste and flavor.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    A cheap and easy amusement, one that's gone a little stale and never quite rises to the occasion.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Even though they're now college dudes, fulfillment for fellas is still predicated on copping a feel and downing a brewski.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I laughed at American Pie 2, yes, but this is either going to be the last "Pie" movie or they're going to have to get a new angle.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Better than No. 1 but still raunchy. Teens love it.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features dozens of gross and raunchy moments, with references to anal sex, oral sex, tantric sex, masturbation, homosexuality, and bathroom humor. Characters engage in teen sex and underage drinking, including trying to get girls drunk so that they will agree to sex.

  • Families can talk about how American Pie 2 compares with the first movie. Is the sequel better or worse?
  • Families might also want to talk about how the film shows inexperienced boys' insecurity about sexual peformance driving their actions. How important do you think it is to be in a loving relationship before having sex, rather than being focused on gaining experience?
  • This film also provides and opportunity to discuss teen drinking and other substance abuse issues. Why do your think the legal drinking age is 21?

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: Jim turns to "band geek" Michelle to get him ready for a successful sexual encounter with the girl he wants, former exchange student Nadia, but realizes he has real feelings for Michelle. So there is a message that you can fall for someone you thought was a geek if you get to know that person. There is also a message about being loyal to the person you're in a relationship with, even though it can be quite a struggle for teens.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Jim's nerdy, dorky dad (Eugene Levy) is an understanding and loving father, even after the boy humiliates himself by mistaking Super Glue for lubricant and has to be rushed to the hospital.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false4

    Sex: Very explicit sexual situations and references. Two boys are tricked into kissing each other in exchange for seeing girls they think are lesbians kiss. A boy masturbates to a porn movie -- with comic consequences: He accidentally uses Super Glue instead of lubricant and his hand gets stuck to his penis, requiring a trip to the hospital. Two characters have erotic phone sex. Finch learns about tantric sex. One male character has a threesome with two girls. A teen boy loses his virginity. A teen boy has sex with an adult woman, the mother of his friend.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language, including "f--k" and "s--t," with constant and very explicit sexual references.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters engage in underage drinking, including trying to get girls drunk so that they will agree to sex.