Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1999. Universal Pictures, Zide-Perry Productions, Newmarket Capital Group, Summit Entertainment. Screenplay by Adam Herz. Cinematography by Richard Crudo. Produced by Chris Moore, Craig Perry, Chris Weitz, Warren Zide. Music by David Lawrence. Production Design by Paul Peters. Costume Design by Leesa Evans. Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.
Four teenagers make a pact that they will get laid in their last year of high school before heading off to college. The ridiculous situations they find themselves in, including a practice session with the titular food, make up the bulk of this crass, irreverent, sometimes sweet but mostly hilarious comedy that succeeds thanks to a highly appealing cast and expedient writing and direction. There seems to be a healthy level of awareness on the part of directors Chris and Paul Weitz that this Porky’s for the millennium is as much a satire on the obsession with youthful sexuality as it is an indulgence in it. Jason Biggs, as the poor shmoe who gets the most attention, leads the cast with guileless bravado, while cast members Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth and Mena Suvari among others provide terrific support. The best moments, however, come from Jennifer Coolidge‘s hilarious scene as the mother of party animal Seann William Scott (here making a notable debut). Followed by a worthless sequel.