- Posted April 17, 2012 by
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Have another slice of pie! Review of American Reunion
American Pie debuted back in 1999. Jason Biggs played Jim Levenstein, an awkward high school kid, who had a plethora of inappropriate sexual experiences, most ending in an uncomfortable and public manner. We watched Jim grow up and marry his high school sweet heart Michelle Played by Alyson Hannigan in American wedding. Now the gang's all back together for American Reunion.
The movie starts out with Jim and Michelle. They are now parents of a toddler and have little to no time to for a "Mommy Daddy" moment. When invited to their high school reunion, they decided to use the opportunity for a bit of alone time. Once arriving back in their home town Jim agrees to meet up with the guys for a couple of drinks, which Michelle is not pleased about. From this meeting, we realize most of the group has settled into normal, mundane jobs, and relationships except for Oz played play Chris Klein. Oz, now a successful sports commentator in Los Angels but unfulfilled by this extravagant life.
Oz's character set the tone for most of the move, which felt tired and forced. I ended up feeling more sorry for the gang than happy to see them again. One bright spot in the movie was Ali Corbin, who played Jim's 18 year old next door neighbor Kara. Kara confesses to Jim that she had a crush on him when she was little. She then proceeds to get drunk and makes trouble for Jim who volunteers to give her a ride home. A few other bright moments were a cameo made by Neil Patrick Harris, as the Celebrity Dance off Host, and the return of Stiflers Mom, who Jim's now window father befriends.
American region should sit well with anyone who grew up in the 90's and may be a bit nostalgic for classic 90's music such as "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba, "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, and "I'll make Love to You" by Boys to Men. As for the comedy aspect I left wanting more fun and games which I had expected from the other American Pie movies. I just hope the writers stop before American Nursing Home.