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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.
Review In A Nutshell:
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.
Sin ser un fan de la saga siempre me habían divertido bastante. Hasta esta.
Decepcionante, sobre todo porque la doble moral estadounidense esta en este film demasiado presente.
Como c... quieren hacer una película de teenagers gamberros y irreverentes con un montón de treintañeros que defienden la familia, los hijos, la fidelidad, etc, etc.
Que cierren esta franquicia de una vez para que nos podamos quedar con los momentos pasados.
Breaking News: This did not suck.
I have a soft spot for the first two American Pie movies and it was nice seeing the old crew back in action.
The gang's back together... but they probably should have stayed apart. This style of 90s nostalgia feels underwhelming to me, with the main cast still feeling dull and most of the other characters who used to be bright spots (Alyson Hannigan, John Cho, Jennifer Coolidge) seeming like they didn't care. The only engaging characters are Sean William Scott as the aging party animal and Eugene Levy as the straight laced nerd dad butting heads with that identity. Everything else is forced awkward sexual situations with characters that just stammer rather than actually act like decently competent people. In other words, a higher budget version of a direct to video American Pie sequel.
And why not finish the quadrilogy whilst I am spacing out. 'American Reunion' is infinitely better than it's immediate predecessor, and reintroduces the whole gang from the isolating third instalment.
The franchise reinvents itself to relate to it's original demographic, whilst maintaining the slap-stick, ridiculousness that made it's name in the first place. The soundtrack perhaps suffers a little for this, but then, we all have to grow up and stop listening to pop-punk quite as much as when we were teenagers.
Returning a much needed enjoyment factor, American Reunion certainly was a nice trip down memory lane.
It's more of the same from the American Pie team, but the film's brand of cringe worthy toilet humour and its love for the characters shines through and makes this a worthy addition for fans of the franchise.
Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.
OK, this movie has no right being as good as it is. From what sounded like a horrible concept that was sure to suck coming after 42 other American Pie sequels there is actually an entertaining comedy here. There isn’t enough meat on the bone to give it a full review so I’ll just do a short pros and cons list.
Pros: It’s has good heart. Sean William Scott is brilliant again as Stifler. There are some great laugh out loud moments. Eugene Levy is gold. The older songs on the soundtrack. The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ angle.
Cons: Tara Reid. The newer songs on the soundtrack.
By no means is it ground-breaking cinema but if you enjoyed the first three movies in the series then I am sure you’ll enjoy this.
When you're on vacation in Germany, you can't go to sleep, and you've run out of beer, there are not many alternatives other than watching dubbed movies on television.
This is how I returned for a second helping of Reunion Pie. This is not a great movie, it's actually barely a good movie. However, watching it in German made the film a little bit better. The guy they had voicing Stifler was perfect. It was a little high pitched, and squeaky, so that whenever he would say anything it was funnier than the actual dialogue. Shit-break's voice wasn't bad either.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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."
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.