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In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about - and get inspired by - the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.
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Sequels have been bread and butter of Hollywood, but every once in a while, a sequel would appear and actually deliver the film a sense of justice. American Reunion, at least to me, is a necessary sequel; it allows characters that we have known and love from before be seen in a different light, show that they have grown from their experiences, while at the same time find comfort in the memories and remnants of their past. American Reunion does not convert any non-believers of the franchise, as its sole purpose is for those who have adored these characters from the beginning, like I have. This film also doesn't attempt to become more than what it…
I don't really understand all the disinterest in this film. If you break down all of these movies, this may actually be the most rounded, straight forward, and relevant to exist one of the bunch.
Pie was 1999 so its relevance existed as a teen summer raunchy sex romp and on that level it worked. Not really a story other than a pact to all have sex, but it was filled with interesting and hilarious characters and exuded a retro 80's High School sex comedy style. So for that it worked and made a lot of money and stars out of most of its young cast. Thomas Ian Nicolas carried the bulk of the protagonist duties as Kevin, Jason Biggs…
Reunions are normally depressing affairs - meeting old flames who are now obese, friends embarking in a game of oneupmanship to see who has had the more successful life post-school whilst the only common ground you now share is reminiscing about the good old days. American Reunion is equally depressing but mainly because it feels like a cynical cash-in created purely to give the stars a nice easy pay day, and some need it more than others. The first American Pie was decent enough but the subsequent sequels were an obvious case of diminishing returns and this, the third official sequel, continues the downward spiral.
Once again the only reason to bother watching the film is Seann William Scott’s Stifler…
Seeing an American Pie film in 2012, I can't really be mad or surprised or upset when it turns out to be torture to sit through. But here's some stray observations:
After 4 film appearances, all we still know about Jim is that he masturbates a lot and gets punished for it. Rick Santorum would approve. After this amount of public sexual humiliation, you'd think he would have learned to be honest the moment he becomes trapped in a situation, but no. I suppose if this character was even remotely self-aware he would have committed suicide by now and we would not have a franchise.
The women of this series could not matter less. Someone though decided Mena Suvari's forehead…
I think it's fair to say that this got a little better on a rewatch. It still has issues, a lot of them, but the things that made the series so enjoyable are there too.
Gross out comedies started with Animal House and since then every film in that genre has tried and failed to capture its greatness. The original American Pie came close with some serious laughs, a great soundtrack, some incredibly funny scenes and a couple of very memorable characters. It of course got diluted with all the sequels and those shitty spin-offs. Take the first two films though and they hold up pretty well against a modern glut of comedies with little charm.
American Reunion brings back…
I enjoyed it a bit more this time around. It's very entertaining with some really funny moments scattered throughout, and I honestly love seeing the original cast back together again. Still not as good as the first, but I'm seriously just satisfied that it didn't completely fall flat like I was initially expecting it to when it first came out.
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A fun, expectedly juvenile in places, reunion with the original American Pie gang. It could easily have been overly sentimental but this managed to strike the right balance between comedy, sentimentality and juvenile humour while never letting the characters off completely; the legendary Stiffler actually comes across as sad here as he has seemingly been unable to grow up and move on.
It all works well though and provides plenty of laughs and being a huge fan of the original movie (it is THE high school movie of my generation) it is a joy to see the characters reunited and to see the minor characters get their chance to shine. The moments where we are reunited with the Sherminator and the Milf guys are genuinely hilarious but also shows just how good the characters of American Pie were that even the minor ones are still in our consciousness and are forever quotable.
"Stifler's having a party tonight. OK, I know that doesn't sound romantic or anything, but remember our first time was at a Stifler party. You made me your bitch."
Pues se reúne el reparto de las dos primeras y hay un par de gags divertidos que no originales.
A nice, nostalgic reunion! Reminds me that I must rewatch some AP's sometime!
While I don't think American Reunion is the best of the franchise, it's still very enjoyable and has some great moments. The opening scene is hysterical and easily one of the best moments of the entire franchise. The film plays off many of the same gags that the first 3 films did. While it doesn't really offer anything new, these gags are still pretty funny for the most part. The film did a really good job of capturing the humor and sweetness that the original films did. The film also managed to improve on one of the series biggest flaws which was not dragging jokes out for too long. The jokes here never dragged out too long and feel like…
While my tastes in film has grown and developed since the first American Pie movie in 1999, it seems that isn't the case for the people behind American Reunion.
Rather than laughing along with the antics of the characters like I would have done back in '99, I now find myself cringing and not in a good way.
Hopefully there won't be anymore reunions for Stiffler and the gang.
Redeems the series! It's great to see the gang back together! Not as great as the first one but it's great for a franchise so lewd, outdated, and full of God-awful spin offs to come off as this funny, enjoyable, and well, good.
That Nicki Minaj line from Jason Biggs was priceless!
I can't say I was expecting anything great from AMERICAN REUNION, but even with my low expectations, it managed to disappoint. As an adolescent of the late 90s, SCREAM and AMERICAN PIE were two of my favourite films. Both films are actually very similar in a lot of ways. Both were inventive, self-aware revivals of popular 80s teen film genres: the slasher and the gross-out student comedy, respectively. Both inspired a slew of lesser imitators in their wake. Both stood head and shoulders above their competition by not just being massively effective examples of their respective genre, but by building around an ensemble of characters we genuinely liked and cared about beyond the archetypes that usually existed in films of…
Sentimental, self-serving, contrived, one dimensional and tame wrap up of the franchise. It is rather worthless, misogynistic and embarrassingly reliant on punctuating each story arc with explicit callbacks to antiquated jokes. But damn, the guy who watched the first two films on repeat during the summer of 2002 with his friends got some fleeting joy from this. And I'm sure that Hitchcock could learn something about suspense from the naked 18 year old girl stealth bedroom drop off sequence.
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.