||I think that no matter how you look at
this movie, it must have some humorous value to it. These boys are
desperate; they don't want to look like losers in college, where they
think women throw their sexuality around everywhere (not to these types,
I don't know what I
missed out on in high school, but I never knew of any parties like the
ones at Stiffler's house! Still, it is the opportune time for these four
to feel like losers. I loved the way the college girl laughed when Oz
tried to "seduce" her. And so they make their pact, vowing to lose their
virginity by school's end.
The four guys definitely go about it in
different ways. Obviously, I think Oz did it the best, being sensitive
to Heather, and just wanting to spend time with her. He must have been
cute to her, since he was still conceited, calling himself "an awesome
lacrosse player", and so on.
Kevin, with his girlfriend troubles,
was more annoying, as couples tend to be in high school. He is the
closest to having sex before the pact, though he slips farther and
farther away as the movie progresses.
Finch is the loser among the losers
(reading the business section before class?). Yet he hatches the best
plan, starting rumors around school that he is great in bed, and that he
is manly in the shower. Unfortunately for him, he didn't count on
jealousy, and took his game too far, pretending that he beat up Stiffler.
The "bathroom incident" was really quite funny.
The best parts of the movie, however,
go to the main character, Jim. He plays so well off of the others, but
is best when he is by himself -or even better, when he is with his
father. I loved the father figure. Once he found his son masturbating
into a tube sock, then making love to an apple pie (they actually showed
this on TV!), he tried to be supportive, as he did in the
next movie, as
well. His analysis of the womanly parts was hilarious ("it looks like
some underwater plant"). "Never with baked goods" -ha!
Jim also gets in on the only nudity in
the movie (also shown on TV), with Nadia. While having his dance and Nadia broadcast over
the internet was funny, what actually happened in the room was funniest.
It was the longest sequence in the movie, and it was integral, showing
that even with a naked woman in his room, Jim had trouble having sex.
She left disappointed!
And yet, all four of these guys do
actually lose their virginity on the same night, after the prom. At
Stiffler's cottage, Oz is sensitive enough that he and Heather actually
make love. Kevin and Vikki do it as an end to their relationship, though
they don't know it at the time. Finch finds Stiffler's mom so attractive
and drunk that he will not likely go for a woman his age ever again. And
Jim finds out that there is more to "band camp" than he ever thought!
It's amazing that Michelle returns for the second instalment, and
apparently even ends up in the most stable relationship in the third
All of the jokes are sexual, and going
into the movie with that in mind, just about all of them are funny, or
gross, or both. This is not a movie for those with a weak stomach, but
it is definitely worth seeing. On the second try, the movie was just as
good (and bad) as I remembered.