97 Min | Comedy | December 2006
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Starring: John White, Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram
American Pie Presents The Naked Mile Review: Eric is a Stifler, but there is one problem, he’s also a virgin. Being a virgin and with the Stifler name is not easy for Eric, especially when his girlfriend is the one who isn’t ready for sex. Wanting her boyfriend to be “sexually pleased” Eric’s girlfriend gives him a guilt free pass for the weekend. Eric and his two buddies go the The Naked Mile, a naked run across a college campus. Eric’s girlfriend then has second thoughts, fearing that this guilt free trip will eventually lead up to their break-up. This is ever more evident with the newest edition into the series, American Pie The Naked Mile. Naked Mile and Band Camp never really reach the heights of comedy, vulgarity or even quality of the original films. Band Camp was a poor attempt at trying to cash in on the series most popular character, this time we get a bit of fresh air. The main character is basically the polar opposite of the Stifler or…Stiflers that we’ve known to love…or hate. The Naked Mile introduces more members of the Stifler family, including cousin Dwight, who is, yup you guessed it, exactly like every other Stifler.
Eugene Levy reprises his role as Jim’s father, and serves no purpose in this film, just like he served no purpose in Band Camp. He gives advice to Eric about what to do in his current situation of a “guilt free” weekend. Which is pointless, because you know from the beginning what the outcome of this “guilt free” weekend is going to be. Norm McDonald is Eric’s father and his very…very brief screen time is gold. Much like the other American Pie films, Naked Mile tries to gross out it’s audience, but doesn’t come anywhere close to it. Aside from the opening scene, the film has no real crude humour. Playing baseball with ping pong balls and your penis isn’t funny or crude. Killing your grandmother because you came on her? Alright, I’ll give you that one.
Naked Mile shows a lot more nudity then the other films. You should expect this because of the title alone. For what the film is, it’s not too bad. It doesn’t try to be another that it’s not. When a film has a football match against “little people” you can’t really expect much. It just so happens that Band Camp is so horribly bad, that it makes Naked Mile look really good. It’s hard to recommend the film. It’s not overly funny and isn’t no where near what the original films are. If you were upset with Band Camp, then check the Naked Mile out, it’s not as bad as you may think. If you can sit through a film that has countless breasts, childish humour, lots of drinking and a football game against “midgets”, then The Naked Mile may just suit you.
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