Ricardo's Review of American Pie
I've never quite understood the American male preoccupation with announcing the size of their sexual ego at every corner and so it's a bit sad seeing how much films like these perpetuate the epidemic by influencing the same hedonistic teenagers that fall in the same camp as the central characters, setting obnoxious sex phrase trends, normalizing lewd behavior, and publicizing fetishes. It's the heterosexual equivalent of gay parades that despicably and shamelessly exhibit what should be the sexual privacy of someone, which warps the minds of the unfortunate child onlookers. But maybe I'm just prudish and society needs these mentally scarred children and sex obsessed, exhibitionistic teenagers (and adults). Although American Pie may not be knowingly contributing to an airheaded idealism, as it only cares to cater towards, or simply document, this lascivious social circle, it still falls victim to the pitfalls associated with a film solely intent on providing titillating imagery and class clown naivety. Meaning, it's the film in the crowd of films that attempts to mention a sexual pun at its every breath, gloats about alleged and planned sexual accomplishments, never offering a glimmer of changing the subject or recapitulating their contributions maturely, and exiting the scene having damaged their reputation, defeating the purpose of ever trying to share their sense of humor. Yes. The humor in this film is non-existent and self-inflicting. I suppose, however, in identifying its positive features, it does inform extant members in society how better (or worse....really?) they are since high school, especially if from a different decade, because all in all that's all its insulated, oblivious self good for.