American Pie (film series)

There's something about your first piece
There's something about your first piece
AMERICAN PIE (15)
D: Paul Weitz
Universal (Warren Zide, Craig Perry, Chris Moore & Chris Weitz)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
96 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Adam Herz
DP: Richard Crudo
Ed: Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
Mus: David Lawrence
 
Jason Biggs (Jim Levenstein), Alyson Hannigan (Michelle Flaherty), Chris Klein (Chris Ostreicher), Tara Reid (Victoria Lathum), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Kevin Myers), Seann William Scott (Steve Stifler), Mena Suvari (Heather Gardner), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Paul Finch), Shannon Elizabeth (Nadia), Eugene Levy (Noah Levenstein)

A group of dickhead high school students make a vow to lose their virginity before they graduate.  One of them fucks a pie. Because he is a moron. Some people who watch the movie may find this hilarious, but I really didn't. At all.
The same idea was done a lot better in 1982 when it was called Porky's, and even further back in 1978 when it was called National Lampoon's Animal House, probably because those two movies had at least a handful of characters who were semi-likeable. The characters in this are just a bunch of knobs.
This was immensely popular however, riding on the crest of a wave when gross-out comedies were all the rage.  It's success doesn't stop it from being puerile, over-sexed nonsense though. I guess I understand why people liked it, but I really didn't.
5/10

Eugene Levy & Jason Biggs in American Pie
Eugene Levy & Jason Biggs in American Pie
Did You Know:
When submitting his script to studios, screenwriter Adam Herz titled it, "Untitled Teenage Sex Comedy That Can Be Made For Under $10 Million That Most Readers Will Probably Hate But I Think You Will Love". It was later changed to "East Great Falls High", then "Great Falls", and finally, "American Pie".

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none 


OTHER WINS:

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (Favourite Supporting Actor - Comedy); Casting Society of America (Best Casting - Comedy); Golden Slate (Best Teen Movie); Young Hollywood Awards (Breakthrough Female Performance, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Soundtrack)


AMERICAN PIE 2 (15)
D: J.B. Rogers
Universal (Warren Zide, Craig Perry & Chris Moore)
USA 🇺🇸 2001
105 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Adam Herz
DP: Mark Irwin
Ed: Larry Madras & Stuart Pappe
Mus: David Lawrence
 
Jason Biggs (Jim Levenstein), Alyson Hannigan (Michelle Flaherty), Chris Klein (Chris Ostreicher), Tara Reid (Victoria Lathum), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Kevin Myers), Seann William Scott (Steve Stifler), Mena Suvari (Heather Gardner), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Paul Finch), Shannon Elizabeth (Nadia), Eugene Levy (Noah Levenstein)

The cast from the first movie are back (probably by contractual obligation) in another pie which uses the exact same recipe, only this time the horny high school dickheads are on a spring break.  The characters still spend the entire movie thinking with their cocks and acting like complete and utter knobs. 
It would be unfair to say this is better or worse than the first movie because they're both incredibly overrated, except this sequel smells like a blatant cash-in.
4/10

Alyson Hannigan & Jason Biggs in American Pie 2
Alyson Hannigan & Jason Biggs in American Pie 2
Did You Know:
The movie originally included scenes featuring Stifler's dad (played by Chris Penn) but they were removed after negative reaction in test screenings.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 3 nominations (Worst Supporting Actress; Worst Excuse for a Comedy; Worst Sequel/Prequel)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none 


OTHER WINS:

Canadian Comedy Awards (Pretty Funny Male Performance); Hollywood Film Awards (Breakthrough Female Performance); MTV Movie Awards (Best Kiss); Teen Choice Awards (Choice Movie - Comedy)


Forever hold your piece
Forever hold your piece
AMERICAN PIE: THE WEDDING (aka AMERICAN WEDDING) (15)
D: Jesse Dylan
Universal (Warren Zide, Craig Perry, Chris Moore, Adam Herz & Chris Bender)
USA/Germany 🇺🇸🇩🇪 2003
96 mins

Comedy

W: Adam Herz
DP: Lloyd Ahern
Ed: Stuart Pappé
Mus: Christophe Beck

Jason Biggs (Jim Levenstein), Alyson Hannigan (Michelle Flaherty), Seann William Scott (Steve Stifler), January Jones (Cadence Flaherty), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Kevin Myers), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Paul Finch), Eugene Levy (Noah Levenstein), Fred Willard (Harold Flaherty)

A surprising improvement on the first two movies (for me) which changes the formula somewhat and redeems itself from its prequels by having some of the characters grow up and not acting like idiots for the entirety of the running time (this cannot be said of Seann William Scott's irritating character though).
Jim & Michelle from the first two movies are deeply in love and are making plans to wed. However, their wedding invites do not include Stifler (Seann William Scott) because he always makes a dick of himself.  This doesn't stop him gatecrashing, however, and typically making a fool of himself.
It's still puerile nonsense, but at least this one squeezes in a couple of laughs instead of ridiculous jokes about blowjobs or sticking your dick in an apple pie.
5/10

The cast of American Wedding
The cast of American Wedding
Did You Know:
In a deleted scene, Jim explains Oz's (Chris Klein's) absence from the wedding, saying he was living in Spain with Heather (Mena Suvari).

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none 


OTHER WINS:

MTV Movie Awards (Best Dance Sequence); Teen Choice Awards (Choice Movie - Sleazebag)


This one time at band camp...
This one time at band camp...
AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BAND CAMP (15)
D: Steve Rash
Universal (Mike Elliott)
USA 🇺🇸 2005
87 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Brad Riddell
DP: Victor J. Kemper
Ed: Danny Saphire
Mus: Robert Folk
 
Tad Hilgenbrinck (Matt Stifler), Arielle Kebbel (Elyse Houston), Eugene Levy (Noah Levenstein), Chris Owen (Chuck Sherman), Matt Barr (Brandon Vandecamp)         

Straight to DVD sequel which loses all the original cast (except for Eugene Levy, who must really need the money) and follows Steve Stifler's cousin as he spends a summer at Band Camp so he can spy on girls getting undressed and act like a general douchebag.
There is absolutely no reason for this to be an American Pie film.  Obviously the producers had no faith in the project and therefore had to precede the title with "American Pie presents", it didn't help the film to get a theatrical run though. What does that tell you?
4/10

The cast of American Pie: Band Camp
The cast of American Pie: Band Camp
Did You Know:
This is the first time Matt Stifler is referred to by his first name. His appearance in the first two films were credited as Stifler's Little Bro.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none 


OTHER WINS:

none