American Pie Presents: The Book of Love

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American Pie Presents:
The Book of Love
The book of love.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byJohn Putch
Produced byMike Elliott
Written byDavid H. Steinberg
Based onCharacters
by Adam Herz
Starring
Music byDavid Lawrence
CinematographyRoss Berryman
Edited byJohn Gilbert
Production
company
Capital Arts Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release date
December 22, 2009
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$7 million
Box office$5,021,219[1]

American Pie Presents: The Book of Love is a 2009 American sex comedy film released by Universal Pictures. It is the fourth installment in American Pie Presents film series, a spin-off of the American Pie franchise. The film stars Bug Hall, John Patrick Jordan, Kevin M. Horton, Brandon Hardesty, and Eugene Levy. This was Sherman Hemsley's final film appearance before his death on July 24, 2012.

The film was released direct-to-DVD in the United States on December 22, 2009.

Plot[edit]

High-schooler Rob attempts to masturbate with a sandwich, which his dog tries to eat, and his little brother Cody films the ordeal. At school, Rob meets his friends Nathan and Marshall, nicknamed "Lube", and Nathan reveals that his girlfriend Dana has pledged to abstain from sex until marriage, despite having already slept with several people. Classmate Stifler threatens to make a move on Heidi, Rob's crush, and Lube has a vivid fantasy about a group of cheerleaders, particularly Ashley. Rob and Heidi meet in the school library where she discloses that she is a virgin, and wishes to just "get it [sex] over with". At the school dance, Nathan manages to offend Dana. Rob attempts to tell Heidi his feelings for her but is interrupted by Nathan and Lube, and eventually finds her in the library about to have sex with another student. Shocked, Rob drops a lit candle, starting a fire and setting off the sprinklers.

The next day, while Rob and Heidi are cleaning the library, Rob finds 'The Bible', a legendary sex manual compiled by students over forty years, now damaged by the water.

Testing a tip from the book, 'Simple Flattery', Rob approaches Ashley in a lingerie store and compliments her, and she leads him into a changing room, disrobes, and makes him steal a bra for her; Rob is caught and forced to pay with his mother's credit card. At Dana's church service, Nathan accidentally broadcasts their highly personal conversation to the entire congregation over the PA system, and Dana's father bans her from seeing Nathan. Rob's mother confronts him about her credit card charges, and Rob's sarcastic reply that he likes wearing women's underwear is filmed by Cody, who again posts the footage online for the whole school to see.

At a school basketball game, Katie tries to talk to Stifler but he brushes her off, and Rob is again unable to tell Heidi how he feels. Following a page in The Bible, Rob and his friends visit a Canadian brothel with a very experienced prostitute, Monique. The entry was written in 1975, which Lube misreads as 1995, and the friends are disgusted to meet the now-elderly Monique, but decide to partake of her services. Monique dies while performing oral sex on Rob, and the panicked boys drive home.

Rob finally tells Heidi he is attracted to her, and she reciprocates, agreeing to meet later at Stifler's party. There, Heidi is hurt to hear Rob shout "Tonight, I'm getting laid!", and Stifler again rebuffs Katie. Lube propositions Ashley but she turns him down. Her friend takes him up on his guarantee of sexual satisfaction, but storms out after finding an offensive text on his phone. Nathan tries to reconcile with Dana but offends her again. Rob finds Heidi in bed with Stifler, and begins drinking heavily. He declares that "only assholes get laid!" and behaves crudely to a random girl, who promptly goes to bed with him. Hallucinating Heidi chastising him, Rob throws up on the girl's back. The next morning, his mother shows him a video she received of the incident.

Rob and his friends resolve to find all The Bible's original contributors starting with its creator, Noah Levenstein, and eventually succeed in recreating the book.

On the school ski trip, Katie beats Stifler at strip poker, forcing him to apologize and go outside naked, where he is mounted by a moose. Afterward, he bonds with a sympathetic Imogen. Nathan has sex with Dana in the ski lift control room, accidentally shutting off the power. Stuck in the lifts, Rob and Heidi reconcile and kiss, and Lube falls off. Ashley climbs down to him, and is moved to tears when Lube explains how he really feels about her. Heidi and Rob return to the cabin and have sex, and Lube and Ashley do the same.

Rob, Nathan, and Lube return the newly restored Bible to its hiding place in the library, after Rob has added his own signature. As Rob's revenge, Cody finds an online video of himself putting a vacuum cleaner on his penis which, to his horror, has been viewed almost 10 million times. Rob appears in the video and says "Gotchaaaaa, ha ha", ending the film.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The Book of Love was filmed in Vancouver. The East Great Falls High was actually Centennial Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The tram scene up the mountain is located at Vancouver's Grouse Mountain.

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. "Oh Yeah" by Yello
  2. "Something in Your Mouth" by Nickelback
  3. "Sexy Little Thing"/"Miss Cindy" by The High Decibels
  4. "Smoke Alarm" by Freddy Rawsh
  5. "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry
  6. "Dance, Dance" by Fall Out Boy
  7. "Turn It Down" by Sideway Runners
  8. "Hypnotik" by Roobie Breastnut
  9. "Beer" by Ace Baker
  10. "How Do I Know" by Wanda Bell
  11. "When You Want Some Uh Uh" by Nio Renee Wilson
  12. "Get Loose (NipJoint Remix)" by Quanteisha
  13. "Pauline" by The High Lonesome
  14. "Katmandu" by Sam Morrison
  15. "1969" by Dr. Hollywood
  16. "Body Language" by Isaac Hayes
  17. "If Something's Wrong" by Aidan Hawken
  18. "Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)" by All Time Low
  19. "Hot Mess" by Cobra Starship
  20. "Are You Ready" Crash Boom Bang
  21. "Got Me Some Love" by Keely Hawkes
  22. "Army Girl" by The Genders
  23. "Obsession" by Ace Baker
  24. "Something Wild" by The High Lonesome
  25. "Burnin' Love" by Travis Tritt
  26. "Laid" by Aidan Hawken
  27. "She Can Dance" by Billy Trudel
  28. "Monday" by Mikey and the Gypsys
  29. "In It for You" ("Catch My Fall") by The Elliots
  30. "Heartbeats" by Melinda Ortner
  31. "Say Yes" by Elliott Smith
  32. "Book of Love" by Powderfinger
  33. "Sinner" by Big B featuring Scott Russo
  34. "Mouth to Mouth" by Kaya Jones

Reception[edit]

David Nusair of Reel Film Reviews gave the film 1.5 out of 4 and called it "...a typically low-rent and flat-out needless straight-to-video endeavor".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Pie Presents: The Book of Love – DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "The American Pie Series - Reviews by David Nusair". ReelFilm.com. Archived from the original on 2019-04-09.

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