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Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz ( Chris Klein), Finch ( Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) are high school seniors that make a pledge to lose their virginity before prom night.
Why Is American Pie Rated R?
American Pie is rated R for strong sexuality, crude sexual dialogue, language and drinking, all involving teens.
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Portrayals of teens engaging in sexual activities (masturbation, oral sex, and the use of other objects to create sexual pleasure), using sex as a recreational diversion, and drinking alcohol. Some nudity shown in a sexual situation.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Home Video Notes:American Pie
Release Date: 21 December 1999
With American Pie’s video release, Universal Studios decided to provide the R-version along with a second “unrated” version that includes the front cover message “UNRATED: The version you couldn’t see in theaters”. I can only assume the cuts made to achieve the R-rating are now replaced, which means this is essentially an NC-17 movie, aimed directly at teenagers.
For Canadian families, the problem is even worse. The CMPDA (Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association) has branded both versions as 14A, meaning in their opinion, this film is suitable for teens over 14 while those under 14 should watch with an adult.