- Starring: Alyson Hannigan, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott
- Summary: It was the summer of 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 haveIt was the summer of 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 adult to reminisce about - and get inspired by - the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend. (Universal Pictures)… Expand
Of course, if you loathed the first film, this one probably won't do much to change your mind. But fans, and I count myself among them, of the Weitz brothers' unexpectedly enjoyable original will find themselves in a familiar and perhaps comforting place … filthy language, risqué situations, die-hard friendships, and all.
Halfway through, everyone starts drinking heavily and the film turns into agreeably sloppy fun. (Isn't that always the way – class reunions often perk up when someone spikes the punch.)
The first couple of servings back in the day were fresh and fruity, but the franchise has been left on the shelf a little too long. It's occasionally entertaining to have these characters back in our lives, but for the most part this fails to party like it's 1999.
Scenes will wander from gross-out gag to sentimental schmaltz to pervy leer to cheap nostalgia within a 30-second span, utterly free of clear directorial guidance. Even worse, very little of it is remotely funny.
Apr 6, 2012Saw it last night at midnight, it was terrific. I loved the original three and this one did not disappoint. Though there were some seriousSaw it last night at midnight, it was terrific. I loved the original three and this one did not disappoint. Though there were some serious moments, the funny moments are some of the best of the series. Definitely a must see for American Pie fans… Expand
Dec 15, 2015People think do they they have to make this movie? Well if you want to know where these fun relate able comical characters are? Then here youPeople think do they they have to make this movie? Well if you want to know where these fun relate able comical characters are? Then here you go. All of our funny relate able comical, witty, merry characters in the first American Pie film are all back in the high school reunion. Let me just say briefly, that is certainly better than American Wedding. In the ensuing years, Jim (played again by Jason Biggs) is married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), though Kevin (Thomas Ian Nichols) has left Vicky (Tara Reid). Oz (Chris Klien) has grown apart from Heather (Mena Survai). Finch as always has the hots for Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge) and Stifler (Sean William Scott) is himself who works at a company. And Jim's Dad (Eugene Levy) is getting over his wife who has died. Sean William Scott plays a jockey douche very well handled, everyone here plays their characters very well, they managed to stay the same even though their old. Writer-directors Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) take a crack at the franchise and made it all fun again, it has it problems such as at it times it can be funny I wished it could of had more character development and wanted to see more out of these love able character. Grade A-… Expand
May 27, 2012I saw American Reunion the day it came out and as it turns out, it is better than I thought it would be. The schemes of Jim, Oz, Kevin, Steve,I saw American Reunion the day it came out and as it turns out, it is better than I thought it would be. The schemes of Jim, Oz, Kevin, Steve, and Finch get themselves into trouble, but it becomes clever when they get out of it. Steve Stifler is at his best, most clever, and funniest actions, the dialogue is well-added to reunification of the characters and occasionally funny, and the revival of the minor characters is surprisingly wonderful; Especially the Shermanator, Nadia, and John Cho who plays Harold in Harold & Kumar. And you know what, even with recyclements from the first, it is better than American Pie 2 and The Wedding in almost every way. Compared to those two, I think it is worth seeing for American Pie fans even though it is not on the same measurements as the first slice of Pie. Besides, along the way, it's hilarious, it's moments of reunification are engaging, and there's a lot of wild Adult-Teen fun. It also succeeds at regaining the pleasantness of the first two and is less gross than American Wedding. However, I'll be honest: It's immature seeing Jim, Kevin, Finch, Oz, and Stifler doing immature things in their 30s but it reminds why we liked them for doing immature things in the first, they're still there for each other, and it's nice to see every character reunited. In fact, it's so worth seeing you get to see your favorite characters do funny things you never get to see them do in the first three that is surprisingly entertaining, especially Jason Stifler's Mom meeting Jim's Dad but I won't give out a lot of spoilers. American Reunion is a reunion worth going to... SEE... FOR LAUGHS. And one thing is for sure: American Reunion is more hip than American Pie 2 and American Wedding.… Expand
Apr 6, 2012The movie was entertaining, but there is nothing new to really talk about. The characters, like all of us, are older, and for the most partThe movie was entertaining, but there is nothing new to really talk about. The characters, like all of us, are older, and for the most part their priorities have changed, but they continue to get into the same messes and make the same mistakes. The only difference is that instead of youth, parents and school interfering with their sex lives it is now stress, kids and work that interfere with their sex lives.
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Aug 7, 2012I enjoyed the film, it was good to see the crazy antics of the American pie crew in their next installment, but that's just it, there wasI enjoyed the film, it was good to see the crazy antics of the American pie crew in their next installment, but that's just it, there was nothing really new in the film that amazed me, it is what a lot of reviews have already said "Just another American Pie film".… Expand
May 11, 2012OK so when Jim had sex with a pie in the original American Pie, it was
the most cringe worthy, most funny moment I'd had with a teen comedyOK so when Jim had sex with a pie in the original American Pie, it was
the most cringe worthy, most funny moment I'd had with a teen comedy up
to that point. Up till this point though the only teen comedies around
were Clueless, Ferris Bueller and a few unworthy imitations. Since
American Pie dazzled with its gross out and sexually charged humour,
other teen films have come in to take up the mantle. Napoleon Dynamite,
Mean Girls and Easy A have stolen American Pie's thunder in teen comedy
and Bridesmaids and The Hangover have stolen it in gross out. But can
American Pie reclaim its prior glory.
Well firstly the leads are a little old to come under teen comedy,
despite them harking back to the old days, the characters have moved on
a bit. The moving on is superficial and to be honest only Jim and
Stiflers story lines have any impact whatsoever, so no it won't be
taking the crown back. The film was unbelievably predictable, you could
see the ending right from the beginning, but the ride was still
enjoyable. There were some very funny moments, the opening scenes have
always been among the funniest in the series and this one really did
make me giggle. Its all crude stuff and you know it's going to be, of
course Stifler takes crude to a new level and always has, but that's
what makes his character so lovable.
American Pie Reunion doesn't quite have the ingenuity that Horrible
Bosses has, nor the surprise that The Hangover has, nor the wit of Easy
A or even the believable friendships that Bridesmaids has. What it does
have is nostalgia, and it works by reminding the audience of what has
gone before it. Yes it is funny, but with the characters ageing ten
years the style of comedy could have been a little more inventive. But
then again is this what the audience wants or is that just me?
One thing that stood out to me as rather annoying, is making the gay
people in the film the butt of the joke. In this day and age, with
American's finally coming round to equality to homosexuality, it's so
backwards to see gay people used in this way.
In the end it all works out though. I like the American Pie series and
my expectations were low, but you know what it actually exceeded my
expectations. Yes there's no real storyline, little character
development and predictable jokes, but the film intention was to make
me laugh and it did just that.… Expand
Apr 14, 2012American Reunion brings nothing new to comedies. It's exactly the same kind of humor that you see in 90% of comedies out right now. It'sAmerican Reunion brings nothing new to comedies. It's exactly the same kind of humor that you see in 90% of comedies out right now. It's almost as bad as the second Hangover.… Expand
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