American Pie 2
Reviewed by: Chris Scalise
1 hr. 48 min.
Year of Release:
August 10, 2001
How can I deal with temptations? Answer
Should I save sex for marriage? Answer
How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer
What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer
Upon returning home from college for the summer, Jim is reunited with all of his old friends for what is to be the greatest summer of their lives. Jim and his friends Oz, Kevin, Finch and Stiffler rent a house near the beach with the sole purpose of partying, drinking and having as much sex as possible. During the course of the summer, they paint houses to earn money for the rent, come into contact with two suspected lesbians and engage in a number of absolutely detestable misadventures. That’s about all that I can say. Unfortunately, the rest is far too graphic.
I honestly have to say that Hollywood has really outdone themselves this time. This film contains three scenes of graphic nudity (not counting the scenes where Jim is caught with his pants down), literally hundreds of profanities (26 uses of the f word alone) and of course, the constant vulgarities used to describe reproductive body parts and sexual practices. To make matters worse, this movie contains scenes of masturbation, promiscuous sex (including the implication of group sex), phone sex and the attempt at rape by intoxication. All of these things are not only shown, but encouraged, with virtually no consequences whatsoever. Other scenes include the use of a Buddhist meditation practice that promises enhanced sexual satisfaction.
On a lighter note, I was pleased to see the way that Jim learns the importance of emotional attraction through relationship growth over physical attraction through lustful desires. There is also a scene in which Jim’s Dad professes his unconditional love for his son, which is touching, although any father who encourages his teenage son to have sex is certainly in need of some counseling.
With this said, I want it to be clear that although there is a small speck of moral enlightenment represented, I DO NOT recommend this movie. Trust me, the bad outweights the good a hundred-fold. I stand by my word when I say that this is literally the most morally corrupt film I’ve seen in a very long time. Everything unholy is glorified in this film apart from Satanism (and even that is up for debate). When deciding whether or not to see this film, remember the words of Paul in Phillipians 4:8. “Finally, bretheren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virture, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”