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American Reunion
American Reunion (2012)
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Director:
Jon HurwitzHayden Schlossberg
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Movie Year:
2012
Cast:
Alyson HanniganTara ReidJennifer CoolidgeDania RamirezJason BiggsSeann William ScottChris KleinThomas Ian NicholasMena SuvariEddie Kaye ThomasJohn ChoEugene LevyKatrina Bowden
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Screenplay:
Adam HerzJon Hurwitz
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Genre:
Comedy, Romance,
Studio:
Universal Pictures
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2012/07/25
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2012/04/06
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2012/07/25
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Aug 31, 2012
The four buddies of East Great Falls High School are back in town for the High School Reunion, each trying to impress the others with how well they ar ...
The four buddies of East Great Falls High School are back in town for the High School Reunion, each trying to impress the others with how well they are doing.

Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) is back home with wife Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and their son. It’s been 10 years and they’ve all changed, but they still, with the help of the Stiffmaeister, Stiffler (Seann William Scott) is ready to take on the town with party after party. But they have their issues. Some of them are very old and some are brand new problems, but as typical of the American Pie series, nothing ever goes smoothly. Jim’s Dad (Eugene Levy) and Stifler’s Mom (Jennifer Coolidge) are back and both very lonely. The date of the big reunion comes, along with a few punches thrown, a couple of arrests, some big time misunderstandings, and hook ups and breakups. A little potty humor can’t be far behind.

This film was made for the same reason the networks make Walton reunions, Gilligan’s Island reunions, and Brady Bunch reunions. People know and care about the characters and want to see what’s up with them. This is also the biggest weakness with the film, as well, just as with the previously mentioned reunion sequels. They didn’t do very much at all with the script. I’m thinking they just figured that a little catch up with the characters was good enough. To be honest, I enjoyed the first films in the series, but each one has gotten a little older and more stale as it goes along. This was fell flat for me. Though there were a few funny moments, most of it was just stuff that we’ve seen before, if not in this franchise, then in any of the number of copycat films. The kids acting stupid was a lot funnier when they were in high school. Now they mostly need to grow up. The funniest things is this movie are the ones that a really subtle that tie back to previous films. For example, this is the first American Pie film where Finch didn’t end up with Stifler’s Mom. There is a good reason which you’ll learn when you watch it. That was a funny bit. Otherwise, I really like Alyson Hannigan and Jason Biggs, but they don’t break any new ground here. They don’t carry the film (neither does Stifler who is sadly turning pathetic) and it’s too much like a “How I Met Your Mother” episode. They are good actors, but didn’t have very much script to work with. They should have gone back for another rewrite or two and get some meat on the bones of this script before they made it. As it is, it’s just not memorable enough to go out of your way to watch this. You already know what happens, as it’s all deja vu from here on.

==Written by Ed Goettman ==

==From: Ed's Review Dot Com (www.edsreview.com)==

Back in 1999, the first American Pie hit on a winning formula for delivering raunch to the masses, buffering its grosser-than-gross moments with a disarmingly fresh-faced sweetness. The fourth theatrical installment in the series may have some trouble limboing under the bad-taste bar in this post-Jackass era, but the core decency remains. You'll likely smile more than gag this time around, but that's far from a bad thing. Set some 13 years after the original, the story finds the gang (Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas) all grown up and stuck in various ruts. Hoping to rekindle their hormonal spark, they meet up again for their high school reunion. No pastries may be defiled this time around, but please observe a moment of silence for a once-innocent ice chest. Directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, previously the masterminds behind the increasingly gonzo Harold & Kumar series, leave their surrealist tendencies at home, instead focusing on ways to give their newly mature cast room to stretch (particularly Alyson Hannigan, who knocks her blue material out of the park) and finally figuring out a way to get Christopher Guest veterans Eugene Levy and Jennifer Coolidge to share a scene. MVP honors, however, still go to Seann William Scott, whose character's utter refusal to grow up has now taken on a strangely honorable quality, culminating in a hysterical finale that feels like a fitting close to the saga. The times may have changed, but Stifler, bless him, remains a force of nature. --Andrew Wright
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