Universal Pictures, Practical Pictures, Relativity Media,

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Natasha Lyonne, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cho, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Owen

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.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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