In this coming-of-age comedy, a group of friends at the end of their senior year make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. In their outrageous attempts to fulfill this mission, they come to some surprising, hilarious and often touching realizations about themselves, their friendships, their notions of love, romance and their relations with the opposite sex.
This sequel reunites the Michigan teenagers whose clumsy eagerness to be relieved of their virginity fueled the first picture. A lot of the humor in this film consists of references to stuff that happened the first time around, though Jason Biggs does encounter some novel forms of sexual humiliation, including the painful misapplication of some super-adhesive glue. The rest of the cast members return, some of them quite briefly, for more of the dirty-minded, curiously sweet-natured scenes that are the secret of the franchise's success. A. O. Scott
2001-08-10 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of American Pie 2