Movie Reviews for Visually Impaired People
"American Pie," rated R and with a running time of a little more than an hour and a half is a light comedy that exposes the insane obsession about sex in our high school aged population.
Four male high school seniors make a pact to lose their virginity before they graduate. There's only three weeks until the prom so they all begin to scramble around, desperately seeking female partners who will unknowingly assist them with their goal. All four guys come face to face with disturbing and awkward situations. They are not smooth operators, but their unpolished ways reveal their vulnerabilities and actually help them reach their deepest desires.
It's possible that movies like "American Pie" may in fact help move our younger generation forward in their struggle to make sense out of the insane obsession regarding sex. But clear thinking in our society sure seems to be taking its sweet time.
From the visually impaired point of view. This was a difficult movie to follow for the first half with a slight improvement towards the end. First of all there were lots of characters--the four guys, Chris, Kevin, Jim and Finch, the four females they eventually got involved with and a number of others in small roles supporting the story. This was difficult, but eventually things fell into place. The music was not a major problem and there were no abrupt flashbacks, but the scenes often jumped around quickly, the dialogue was fast at times and there were many visual scenes, some sexual, that needed lots of continuing descriptions.
I can only give this movie a 4 but will still encourage some of you to check it out. It's a cute comedy with some funny lines that will have you laughing out loud. However be sure to take a sighted assistant that is relaxed about giving you explicit descriptions of sex.
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