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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
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.
So I liked this...fuck you.
Though what has happened to Tara Reid? Her mouth doesn't move when she speaks??
In high school I had a passing liking of the first two "American Pie" movies. They weren't anything special but unlike most comedies of their sort they didn't have any strong hatred for their characters. I kind of forgot all about them as I got older, to be honest.
Then I came across this on TV and just sort of got stuck watching it. It felt like a reunion. Seeing people you thought were perfectly pleasant but hadn't though of in years. And seeing them again is perfectly pleasant even if you don't need to see them again anytime soon.
It has enough amusing moments to engage you, but it's nothing terribly special. The performances are all fine, save for…
It's all about misogyny and sexism. Terrible, terrible characters. Terrible acting, too. Terrible is the word that fits the film best.
Utterly disgusting and a hell to sit through.
I recently rewatched the first three and was surprised by how good this one was. I think this might be the best of the sequels!
It started off a bit on the slow side, but once the whole crew finally made it on screen it was pure gold. And that's what I loved about it too, everyone was there. Even Natasha Lyonne, even Nadia, even the Sherminator, even the MILF guy, and even the other MILF guy! It was great to see everyone and how their lives ended up. Some of them didn't really have a point in being there, but it was still great to see them. The ones that did have a story were nicely written and while…
Now I have a sad. :(
I still like this series a lot and AMERICAN REUNION is a fun, nostalgia filled addition.
Tiene sus momentos y sale Sean William Scott. Con eso me vale.
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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. This movie was a good welcome back to the american pie cast. The movie did make me laugh and all so gross me out just like the other movies did.
- 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.