Fifth outing for the American Pie franchise introduces a second generation of outrageous frat boys desperate to lose their virginity, based around the despicable Adam Stiffler's (Steve Talley) cousin. Eric Stiffler (John White) is feeling the pressure of having an infamous older cousin. He's also feeling fit to pop his cork at not having done the deed yet when his chums all claim they're already well into their sexual careers. Getting caught with his drawers down enjoying some adult entertainment doesn't aid his plight and its almost time to leave high school. Will he be the first Stiffler to graduate high school, cherry intact? Adam invites him and his pals up to college for the weekend of the 'Naked Mile' event in which the end of exams is celebrated by a fully exposed sprint across campus. Hot college chicks, dwarves, performance enhancing drugs, a dominatrix, buckets of beer and lots of masturbation gags ensue.
Kudos to the home-video exec who came up with the "Presents..." prefix to keep a movie franchise going, even though it has almost no relation to the entries that came before. This is number five in the series that started with American Pie
, an unexpected hit of a teen sex romp that kept the box office and DVD grosses (not to mention gross-outs) coming. The last entry, American Pie Presents: Band Camp
, was the first non-theatrical release, which gave the filmmakers more "anything goes" freedom in the "unrated" department than ever. The Naked Mile
kicks it up another notch with more gratuitous female nudity, bodily fluid flinging, and sexual overtones than anyone thought could be topped. Pubescent boys and those with minds forever stuck in that dimension, get ready to ogle babes and roar at puerile humor like you never have before. The only American Pie
connections are in the form of the Stifler family, filled with a never-ending string of sex-crazed high school and college boys, and Eugene Levy as family friend Mr. Levenstein, who pops in for a (presumably) hefty paycheck and a couple of lines of sexual wisdom about the connection between promiscuity and growing up. Our hero, Erik Stifler, is on a weekend vacation at the local college where his cousin knows all the hot babes. He's in possession of a "free pass" from his virginal girlfriend to lose his own virginity. His visit just happens to coincide with the college's traditional Naked Mile run, an excuse to fill the screen with raw young flesh and stupid drunken frat kids engaging in silly sexual deviance that some people may find funny. And let's face it, if they're going to find the nudity and sordid sex play offensive, they're not going to have this DVD in their hands. All ends as it should: Erik finds true sex--ahem, love--with his girlfriend and everyone else finds it with whoever is handy. Mostly importantly, the cycle is left open with everything ripe for another sure-to-be classic in the American Pie Presents
series. --Ted Fry