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American Reunion

Posted on: June 21, 2012

Do you know the thing I remember most of 1999? Aside from starting my freshman year of high school I remember seeing the movie American Pie. It was about a group of high school seniors that made a pact to get laid before they graduated. After that they made American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003).

There were also a few straight to DVD movies like Band Camp (2005), The Naked Mile (2006), Beta House (2007), and The Book of Love (2009).

I didn’t watch the straight to DVD films only the original ones with the original cast.

From these movies I’ve learned some valuable lessons: band geeks are nymphos, guys love MILF, make sure that your web camera is off, the rule of 3, if you’re going to use some kind of lubricant read the label first, after getting a “hair cut” throw it in the trash not out the window and most of all, don’t molest pies.

This film picks up thirteen years after the gang graduated from high school. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are happily married and have a two-year-old son, Evan. Chris “Oz” Ostreicher (Chris Klein) is an NFL sportscaster living in LA with his supermodel girlfriend. Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is married and works from home as a architect. Paul Finch’s (Eddie Kaye Thomas) whereabouts are unknown, and Steve Stifler (Sean William Scott) works as a temp at an investment firm.

They get an invite from John, MILF Guy #2, (John Cho) to attend their high school reunion. Now you would think they would have matured the last few years and outgrown a few things. Guess again!

Pulling pranks, sneaking out of someone’s house and getting caught in the most awkward positions is what the American Pie movies are all about. They may be older but deep down they’re still the same hormonal teenagers we fell in love with.

Of course, it’s not all about the laughs. You see how each of the characters are dealing with their now adult lives.

Jim and Michelle are having a dry spell in their sex lives. Every time they try to have some alone time something comes up. Plus, they have a son now. Evan walked in on Jim while he was putting on his “sock”. Also it doesn’t help that a girl that Jim used to baby-sit just turned eighteen and wants Jim to be her first. Luckily he has Noah (Eugene Levy) to turn to whenever he needs advice. You got to love Jim’s dad. He’s always there for his son. I love Jim and Michelle. They’re one of my favorite couples of all times. Because of them I’ll never be able to look at a pie and flute the same way again.

Oz bumps into his old high school girlfriend Heather (Mena Suvari), who is dating a heart surgeon. I didn’t like who they were with. Oz’s girlfriend, Mia, was a slut. And Heather’s boyfriend, Ron, was a total douch bag. It was clear they still had feelings for each other. They may have their careers but being together made them feel complete. Let’s face it. You never forget your first love.

Kevin also bumps into his ex, Vicky (Tara Reid). After having a few drinks, he wakes up next to her in bed, thinking they had sex. Vicky says they didn’t but gets mad at him for thinking she pull something like that. Luckily they made up and they’re still friends. There’s not a lot of people out there who are still friends with their ex.

Finch starts hanging out with Selena (Dania Ramirez), a former classmate and a friend of Michelle’s from band camp. She used to be really ugly in high school and now she is hot! You learn that all the things that Finch told the guys, about him traveling around the world, were lies. He’s actually an assistant manager at  a Staples. I can understand him being embarrassed but his friends didn’t care. They still loved him. I’m glad he wasn’t mooning over Jeanine, Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge) again. As funny as it is to see him hook up with her and piss off Stifler he really needs to move on.

Out of all the guys, Stifler had to grow up the most. He was the same obnoxious jock from the first three movies. All Stifler thought about was partying and chicks. Yup, he was still the “Stifmeister”. However, despite Stifler being a dick, he does have one redeeming quality: he’s loyal. In the American Wedding, Stifler taught Jim how to dance and when he accidentally destroyed the flowers he felt bad about it and got new ones. You can say what you want about the guy but if you’re his friend, he will always have your back.

Man, seeing them all together again was great. There were also a few cameo appearances from the minor characters of the series. Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), Jessica (Natasha Lyonne), Sherman, aka The Sherminator (Chris Owen). I love Sherman!

But the one scene that sticks out the most for me was when Jim’s dad met Stifler’s mom for the first time. It was really something to see two legends in the same room. I loved how they exchanged stories with each other about their sons.

Seriously, who would have thought that screwing a pie would become an American classic?

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9 Responses to "American Reunion"

Glad that there are some fans out there who enjoyed it as much as I did. Could’ve been better, IMO, but it still delivered solidly if you ask me. Can’t wait to watch it again 🙂

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