American Pie Presents: The Book of Love

2009

Action / Comedy

66
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 29%
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 38760

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Cast

Beth Behrs as Heidi
C. Thomas Howell as Alumnus Guy #2 - Special Appearance
Curtis Armstrong as Mr. O'Donnell
Rosanna Arquette as Rob's Mom
1080p.BLU
1.44 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 33 min
P/S 26 / 74

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rschutz8 1 / 10

It doesn't matter how big of an American Pie fan you are, this movie is terrible

American Pie: Book of Love is a tragedy. I'm a huge fan of the series, I actually saw all of the direct2DVD sequels multiple times and didn't actually hate them, so I'm not expecting much from these movies. I know they aren't masterpieces, but the original series holds a place in my heart and the spinoffs usually contain bits and pieces of the charm of the originals.

Not so with Book of Love. I really couldn't find one redeeming thing about this godforsaken film. I guess Eugene Levy helped a little bit. But unlike other "American Pie Presents" spinoffs, this movie didn't try to expand on a different area of the American Pie story (such as Erik Stifler in Naked Mile and Beta House, or Matt Stifler in Band Camp). Instead, this takes places 10 years after the original and besides Scott Stifler (I forget how he's supposed to be related) and a few small references to Nadia (incorrectly pronounced) the film might as well not be using the American Pie name. I suppose you could say the same about the other direct2DVD movies, but at least those were not so terrible that I want to forget the exist.

The characters are incredibly bland, forgettable and don't evoke any sympathy; most of all Scott Stifler, who delivers his lines as if he is reciting tax code. Maybe it's just my nostalgia, but in the original American Pie, the guys were sex obsessed, sure, but they actually had sympathy for other human beings. The character who is basically a clone of Kevin in this movie is a complete asshole. The fat character does nothing but fantasize about the cheerleader character for her body and then makes some eye-rolling impassioned speech 5 minutes to the end of the movie about how he actually just cares about her as a person. THAT IS COMPLETELY INCONSISTENT WITH THE ENTIRE MOVIE.

All of the actions in the movie feel like they come out of some bizzaro world where female's thoughts and actions are controlled by 12-year-old boys. Girls have absolutely no issue with open mouth tongue kissing in front of a camera, girls immediately decide to have sex with a guy who is propositioning a completely different girl just because he said he would pleasure her, girls drag guys into changing rooms at a lingerie store and strip for them before coercing them into shoplifting, anything.

Every scene is so incredibly disjointed and utterly pointless. You would think a movie about the BOOK OF LOVE would actually focus on said book. No. Instead it is introduced and they try out 1 single technique-- the mystical art of flattery before the writers seem to completely forget about the book until the "putting it back together montage" at which point the book is reassembled.... and there is 20 minutes left. God damn it.

This is what the book should have been about: contacting all of the people who previously wrote in the book and reconstructing it. Instead it is condensed into a 5 minute montage and used for no other reason than to tie up what is essentially a subplot based on how little importance it is given in terms of the actual story. Even after the book is reconstructed the guys basically make no use of it besides doing the "tongue tornado".

I don't even want to talk about the scene where Stifler is literally raped by a CGI moose. That is basically a big middle finger to the American Pie series, it's fans, and basically anyone watching. Just their way of saying "hey, we don't care about this garbage film at all".

The entire movie boils down to some shoehorned "message" about having sex with someone you really care about, I guess. It's more like they were obligated by some organization to put in a mandatory moral message. It's pretty hard to take such a message seriously when the previous scene literally involved someone being raped by a moose (seriously, I can't get over that).

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

New low for the American Pie franchise

Rob (Bug Hall) accidentally sets fire to the library after discovering Heidi (Beth Behrs) making out with a guy. While cleaning up, he finds the Bible hidden under the shelves. Nathan (Kevin M. Horton) is in love with Dana (Melanie Papalia) who is in love with The Lord. Lube (Brandon Hardesty) is even more hopeless. The three friends put the Bible to the test but water damage has left it ruined. Now they must reconstruct it with the help of Mr. Levenstein (Eugene Levy).

The guys aren't compelling or charismatic. Everybody looks like they're in their 20s at least. The only interesting thing is to see Beth Behrs. Even that doesn't hold my attention. It's just boring. This is a new low for the American Pie B-side. I would hope that the movie would accidentally stumble onto a funny joke. The guys (and girls) are so bad and so lackluster that it becomes a hopeless endeavor. It's only an exercise to show some T&A for the guys.

Reviewed by callanvass 4 / 10

Back to the roots

10 years later after the first American Pie movie, three clueless virgins make a pact to lose their virginity. They discover the infamous bible that has made people lose their virginity in the past. With the help of Jim's father (Eugene Levy) and others, they refurbish the bible. Meanwhile, Rob (Bug Hall) is desperate to make love to the woman he loves (Beth Behrs) , but she isn't quite ready. I've always hated the fact that they tried to cash in on the franchise with STD movies. The American Pie trilogy is one of my favorite trilogies of all time. Thankfully, they rectified this situation with the follow-up that everyone deserved in American Reunion. This movie isn't very good. It's by far the worst STD sequel in this series. I actually didn't mind the first three STD movies for what they were. I really do have to give it credit for trying hard to pay tribute to the first movie. It doesn't have the talent or the script to pull it off, but the effort was admirable. The trio in this movie isn't as strong as Jim, Kevin, Finch & Oz in the first movie. They really try hard, but lack the charisma. You can't go without raunchy gags in an American Pie film. The opening sequence is probably the scene that made me laugh the most. Think of Jim and the pie in the first movie, only with a peanut butter sandwich this time. We also get plenty of references to the first one, including Nadja's cousin. Bug Hall makes for a likable enough lead. He's no Jason Biggs, but he was decent. Everyone knows Beth Behrs is from 2 Broke Girls, but it wasn't always sunshine and roses for her. Her charisma is easy to see and I felt she made for an enjoyable love interest. We get ANOTHER Stiffler relative. John Patrick Jordan is awful as Scott Stiffler. He doesn't have the Stiffler thing down pat at all. We get some cameos from Rosana Arquette, Dustin Diamond, and others. Eugene Levy's part is a glorified cameo, but a fun one. The last 30 minutes are actually quite good.

This movie was watchable enough, but completely unnecessary and not very funny. Thankfully, they realized people wanted to see a REAL sequel. This is the worst STD sequel by a large margin, but not horrible. You could do worse when it comes to raunchy comedies

4.5/10

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