Time: 100 mins.
Genre: Teen Comedy
Normally I don't go to see sex comedies because in these PC times, they aren't much fun anymore. Wanton nudity is not usually my cup of tea, but that's what these movies are supposed to be about. They teach an invaluable lesson to the young men in the audience: you can look all you want, but the times you get to touch are few and far between. There's just nothing funnier than watching a group of dorky young men trying to get laid. What raises this film, and the original, above the chaff, is its complete lack of dignity, characters that are more puppy dog than horn dog and the fact that they discover something about themselves by the end. It's definitely not the deepest message, but the film manages to have a point, which is rare. Yes, Stifler is back and in rare form as the obnoxious creep of the group, but even he learns something about himself this time around.
What's somewhat disappointing here is the lack of a female voice, which was much more apparent in the ORIGINAL. Though all the ladies have returned, they've been relegated to the back burner, which is a waste of their combined talent. The only one who has any kind of role is Alyson Hannigan, who reveals the many different layers to being a band geek. The film picks up the story at the end of the gang's freshman year of college. With an endless womenless summer stretching out before them, Jim (Biggs), Oz (Klein), Kevin (Nicholas), Finch (Thomas) and Stifler (Scott) decide to rent a house on a local lake to try to meet some lovely ladies. Jim is still hung up on Nadia (Elizabeth), who is going to be visiting him at the end of the summer. Oz and Heather (Suvari) managed to stay together, but she's spending the summer in Europe, so the most he can hope for is phone sex. Kevin was too hung up on Vicki (Reid) to take advantage of the college coeds. And Finch, well, let's just say that night with Stifler's mother changed his dating life forever. It initially seems hopeless, yet they vow to make this summer the best one yet.