Rolling Stone -
"...A prime slice of raunchy fun..."
New York Times - 07/09/1999
"...A high school sex farce that knows exactly how far to push the envelope..."
Box Office - 09/01/1999
"...As warm and sweet as its title....An unexpected summer date movie..."
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"[I]t's the best teen sex-com since ANIMAL HOUSE, serving up one outrageous set-piece after another..."
A surprise hit comedy, Paul and Chris Weitz's AMERICAN PIE follows four high school friends--Jim (Jason Biggs), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Oz (Chris Klein)--through their sexually frustrated senior year. Boy-next-door Kevin hopes to finally lose his virginity to his bubbly girlfriend, Vicky (Tara Reid), while football player Oz begins an unlikely relationship with quiet chorus girl Heather (Mena Suvari). Finch struggles to maintain his cool air of witty detachment, while the neurotic Jim, most famously, has an intimate moment with apple pastry--and, eventually, sexy exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth). This hysterical yet sensitive movie also features memorable characters such as the ever-wise Jessica (Natasha Lyonne), the imbecilic Stifler (Seann William Scott), the dorky Sherminator (Chris Owen), the flute-playing Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), and Jim's hilariously nerdy dad (Eugene Levy).
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In 1999, Eugene Levy also starred in THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS, which had a working title of AMERICAN PIE.