American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
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.
|American Pie Presents: |
The Book of Love
|Directed by||John Putch|
|Produced by||Mike Elliott|
|Written by||David H. Steinberg|
by Adam Herz
|Music by||David Lawrence|
|Edited by||John Gilbert|
|Distributed by||Universal Studios|
|December 22, 2009|
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, shows her breasts, 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.
- "Oh Yeah" by Yello
- "Something in Your Mouth" by Nickelback
- "Sexy Little Thing"/"Miss Cindy" by The High Decibels
- "Smoke Alarm" by Freddy Rawsh
- "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry
- "Dance, Dance" by Fall Out Boy
- "Turn It Down" by Sideway Runners
- "Hypnotik" by Roobie Breastnut
- "Beer" by Ace Baker
- "How Do I Know" by Wanda Bell
- "When You Want Some Uh Uh" by Nio Renee Wilson
- "Get Loose (NipJoint Remix)" by Quanteisha
- "Pauline" by The High Lonesome
- "Katmandu" by Sam Morrison
- "1969" by Dr. Hollywood
- "Body Language" by Isaac Hayes
- "If Something's Wrong" by Aidan Hawken
- "Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)" by All Time Low
- "Hot Mess" by Cobra Starship
- "Are You Ready" Crash Boom Bang
- "Got Me Some Love" by Keely Hawkes
- "Army Girl" by The Genders
- "Obsession" by Ace Baker
- "Something Wild" by The High Lonesome
- "Burnin' Love" by Travis Tritt
- "Laid" by Aidan Hawken
- "She Can Dance" by Billy Trudel
- "Monday" by Mikey and the Gypsys
- "In It for You" ("Catch My Fall") by The Elliots
- "Heartbeats" by Melinda Ortner
- "Say Yes" by Elliott Smith
- "Book of Love" by Powderfinger
- "Sinner" by Big B featuring Scott Russo
- "Mouth to Mouth" by Kaya Jones
Andre Dellamorte of Collider wrote that the film is essentially an excuse to show topless women but anyone who rents the fourth direct-to-video sequel to American Pie is probably aware of this. In his review for IGN, R. L. Shaffer said the film series has lost the original film's "thoughtful and heartfelt tone", and, although this film attempts to bring some of that back, it is "too little too late".
- "American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)". Allmovie. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
- "American Pie Presents: The Book of Love – DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- Dellamorte, Andre (January 12, 2010). "AMERICAN PIE Presents: The Book of Love Blu-ray Review". Collider. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
- Shaffer, R. L. (December 18, 2009). "American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Blu-ray Review". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
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