AMERICAN PIE was a surprisingly funny film that was smarter than it appeared on the surface to be. AMERICAN PIE 2 was a kind of fans only venture. The third film in the series isn’t all that worse than the first sequel, but it has a bit too much Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott, THE RUNDOWN).
The thing that made the first film work was that it knew exactly how to balance character humor with the gross-out stuff much like THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY did. The reason for this quality's absence from movie I think has a lot to do with the absence of Paul and Chris Weitz (ABOUT A BOY) in the director’s chair. Jesse Dylan’s only directing effort before this film was HOW HIGH.