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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.
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…
Sing along everyone! You know the tune!
A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that movie used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people glance, and...
Maybe they'd be happy for a while
But, Reunion made me shiver with every word it delivers
Bad news on the movie screen – Even with all the boobies seen
I can't remember if I cried when I saw and wondered if they tried
Something touched me deep inside the day this series died
So, don’t try try more American Pie
Eyebrow heavy Eugene Levy, tell this series good-bye
Them good ol' boys were telling jokes with no wry, singing...
Please God don’t make a part five
Please God don’t make a part five
So I liked this...fuck you.
Though what has happened to Tara Reid? Her mouth doesn't move when she speaks??
Being a fan of the original trilogy, and the original American Pie being easily one of my favorite high school films, I couldn't have asked for a better revisitation for these characters I've come to love so much. Seeing the entire original cast coming back together definitely gave me lots of nostalgia, and it's really hard to think, it had been nearly ten years since we've seen these actors on screen together.
The great chemistry between the five main actors is all still there, these guys all really feel like great friends, and the entire gang is as loveable as ever. Sean William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Eugene Levy once again all steal the show as Stifler, Finch, and…
Coasts along on my nostalgia and goodwill for the original trilogy but at times remains very funny.
Lograron hacer un Stifler aburrido. Y eso es lo que se le puede resaltar a esta, ¿comedia?
I thought it was a good movie to conclude this American Pie Franchise. It had the same humor we fell for in the first one and heart. It really did make up for AMERICAN WEDDING which didn't even have Oz. Lance explained why this happened. (It was originally just a script for a random movie, but then was decided to be made into an American Pie movie). He could have been a guest at the wedding? Flew in last minute. Not asking for much.
"Don't mess with the class of 99, bitch!"
It's rare for a series that turns direct-to-video to turn the tide around and head back to theaters. But somehow, the American Pie franchise, which had been regulated to a string of in-name-only spin-offs somehow came back from the grave, and made a triumphant return for a real fourth slice of pie, in 2012's American Reunion. The film reunites the entire cast of the original film, as they come back together for their high school reunion. This time, under the direction of Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the series returns to its roots, and turns in a wonderful, heartwarming, and funny film lives up to what the original set up.
I was sat on the couch last Friday night, too lazy to move.
Just as I was considering going to bed "American Reunion" started. I had already seen it in the cinema but I left it on for a few minutes while I checked my Twitter account.
Next thing I knew, I was watching the film.
The first "American Pie" film really struck a chord with me and some of my friends. We saw it together, we were the same ages as those guys and we were just a stupid as them.
Over the years I've lost contact with the lads but every time I see "American Pie" movies (not the spin offs, I've never watched those) I think of…
Admiring its flaws, American Reunion is still a hilarious and well done conclusion to a great franchise.
While it retains some of the charm of the first American Pie, everything else is pretty much as diluted as the other sequels. A movie that runs purely on nostalgia (it's been 10 years? How the hell do they look the same?!) and the fact that the film reflects the central theme: it's a bit more grown-up and mature, but not by much. Some things never change.
The relatively high score reflects the fact that this will be a fun nostalgic trip for those who grew up watching the American Pie series. I doubt it's much a movie for someone who's new to the franchise.
Had the charm if the first, which was nice to see.
La última entrega de esta fatigada saga consiguió salir de la debacle de espantosa calidad fílmica de las anteriores, aunque no por ello sea una gran película.
Mi mayor problema con ella no es su comedia, ya vista y cansada en cientos de ocasiones, sino el hecho de que no me creo a los personajes, algo que era el punto fuerte en la primera.
Su nivel técnico y actoral es aceptable, simplemente eso, y por desgracia la magia cómica de las dos primeras casi ha desaparecido, a pesar de que nos brindan algunos momentos de lucidez.
- Boogie Nights
- The Last King of Scotland
- Eastern Promises
- The Dreamers
- Pulp Fiction
- Dead Snow
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.