American Pie 2 (2001)

American Pie 2 (2001)

2001 R 108 Minutes

Comedy | Romance

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 pre...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: The first 'American Pie,' dodged the overtly crass by having its characters realise that sex isn't really the important thing in the end, so dragging a successful sequel out of that was never going to be easy as you still need some sexual humour for the premise to work. As such, the film starts with the boys returning to their sexually obsessed states after a year of college, and - like many comedy sequels - the narrative is then effectively a complete re-hash. That makes for some similar appeal with bags of humour and just enough narrative pull and character stuff to make it passable.

    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It is pretty much a rehash, and that makes it feel like a rather fruitless exercise overall, especially without the freshness or surprise of its predecessor.

    VERDICT: Trying to find somewhere to go after the first film was never going to be easy. 'American Pie 2,' goes back to the start to make for a passable if uninspired sequel.