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American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Explicit sex, language, parties in female-led franchise film

Movie R 2020 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+
age 17+

Not good

Really, it's just the same as any of the "presents" Movies...in which they just aren't good omg. They should have just stuck with the original cast to begin with. Its not at all the actors faults though....its the writers etc...the movies just aren't good.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This movie is what it is, and it's not much more: teenagers partying and talking about, planning, having, or wanting sex. There's also pie and awkward parents, of course. At this point in the franchise, viewers know what to expect with American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules. Here the makers have flipped the narrative to make the girls the protagonists, complete with explicit discussions and depictions of female arousal. There's talk of "female empowerment," though this seems mostly defined by sexual fulfillment and the using or one-upping of male peers. It's the same single-minded bravado, only in female form.

None of the later American Pie Presents films has elicited as much attachment to the characters as the original four American Pie films, and this installment is a good example of why. For the first half of the film, the girls swagger and stumble from scene to scene with no existential concerns beyond having a good time. It's only in the second half that they reveal some humanity, in the form of actual emotional needs. "High school is the worst, and you think it's never going to end," an adult tells a teen. From her lips to the franchise backers' ears.

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