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American Pie Presents: Band Camp

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crass and unnecessary sequel with lots of cursing, sex.

Movie R 2005 95 minutes
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This is about what one would expect from a movie in this tired franchise. There are endless crass one-liners from sex-obsessed teens, teens found in compromising positions with unlikely sexual aids, phallo-centric sight gags, and basically as many horny hijinx as the producers could put into this movie without it being a straight-up porn film. And once again, Eugene Levy sticks around to be the befuddled adult who enters at just the wrong/right time and fails at relating to these teens today and their desires for sexual congress. It's a trite formula that was already falling flat by the time this was released straight to DVD in 2005, and it's now a formula best left to the past.

Furthermore, for all its self-aware vulgarity and gross-out humor, American Pie Presents: Band Camp is incredibly boring and unfunny. While the teen sex comedies of the 1980s weren't exactly enlightened either, there was at least a sense of silliness, of ridiculous puns and exaggerated conflicts and ridiculous authority figures. This lacks any semblance of wit or genuine creativity. The only remotely amusing scene is when drum major Elyse (played by Arielle Kebbel) breaks into a pitch-perfect imitation of Stifler that's so spot-on, she could have probably played that role as well. But that's over and done within five seconds, and for the remaining hour thirty, it's a waste of time.

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