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American Reunion (2012)

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Critic Consensus: It'll provide sweetly nostalgic comfort food for fans of the franchise, but American Reunion fails to do anything truly new or interesting -- or even very funny -- with the characters.

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In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn't and that time and distance can't break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 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 adults to reminisce about-and get inspired by-the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend. -- (C) Universal

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Cast

Jason Biggs
as Jim Levinstein
Tara Reid
as Vicky
Seann William Scott
as Steve Stifler
Mena Suvari
as Heather
Eugene Levy
as Jim's Dad
Justin Isfeld
as MILF Guy #1
John Cho
as MILF Guy #2
Jennifer Coolidge
as Stifler's Mom
Chris Owen
as Sherman
Vik Sahay
as Prateek Duraiswamy
Kim Wall
as Kara's Mom
Neil Patrick Harris
as Celebrity Dance-Off Host
Vince Pisani
as Male Alum
Terri James
as Female Alum
Valarie Kobrovsky
as Prateek's Hot Girlfriend
Molly Cheek
as Jim's Mom
Brian Mahoney
as Police Officer
Zane Wind
as Mitch
Randy Hurwitz
as Mom at Party
Joseph Kaiser
as Jim (13 yrs.)
Michael May
as Stifler (13 yrs.)
Logan Van Sickle
as Oz (13 yrs.)
Chase Krepp
as Kevin (13 yrs.)
Maximiliano Wissinger
as Finch (13 yrs.)
John Jason Bailey
as Random Alumni
Rod C. Rich
as Bar Mitzvah Dad
Jenna Willis
as Computer Voice
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All Critics (170) | Top Critics (36)

Outside of porn, there has never been a movie with so many shots of grown men eyeing teenage girls' backsides. The result is fitfully amusing but more often just creepy.

Full Review… | May 1, 2012
Time Out
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American Reunion tries to use nudity, sex, and fecal matter to generate laughter, but the jokes are tired and predictable.

Full Review… | April 7, 2012
ReelViews
Top Critic

Yes, American Reunion is a juvenile outing. They steal jet skis and defecate in beer coolers. They cheat on their girlfriends and lie to their best friends. But what did you expect?

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Denver Post
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Rare is the movie that brings "American Pie" to mind and suffers by comparison, but here we have one.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

None of it makes much of an impression, although there are a few nice and surprisingly heartfelt moments around the edges.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
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A strained, relentless quest for gross-out humor and outlandish sexual escapades.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for American Reunion

½

Decent but fun movie, really bring nostalgic and the producer decision to collecting all the old stars and bring em back together is just amazing.. At least the story wasn't that bad since it's everyday life.. But overall, after 12 years from it's first movie, American Pie bring a sequel that turns out to be entertaining even when they're already adult..

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Sanjaya 丘耀文

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½

It was okay. I didn't really like the younger teen cast and some of the older ones seemed surplus (I realize it wouldn't have been much of a reunion without them). It just seemed like the only funny bits were with Jim and Michelle. This would have been much better if it was just about them, maybe with more on Jim's dad meeting and dating Stiflers mum. Now that would have been a good movie! It wasn't bad, but it dragged and fell flat. Update - watched again 10/1/14. Have upgraded original review to 3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed more the second time. Maybe because my expectations were high on first viewing and very low this time! I also watched theatrical version instead of extended. Maybe that helped.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Hail to the Stifmeister! If someone had told me this would be just as funny as the original, I would have given him the look of doubt and thought "no way!". But it's astonishingly true; American Reunion is virtually as hilarious as its predecessor from -99. It's almost hard to believe it's been that long since we first aquainted ourselves with Jim and his colorful friends. So what have the boys been up to in those last 13 years? Well, quite a lot actually, and we're not just talking recessing hairlines here. Jim is now a dad, Oz a bit of a C-celebrity and reporter for a newscast, and Stifler, well, he's still very much the same, except now he occationally wears a suit and tie to his office job. What immediately becomes clear is 1.) some have aged more well than others, and 2.) the acting talent is still everything between mediocre and outstanding. Jason Biggs and Sean William Scott remain my favourites of the lot though. Not to mention Eugene Levy, who plays Jim's well-meaning, but embarassingly open dad. He keeps getting funnier with each film and delivers his best performance to date. Evidently they're not teens anymore, but as wild and crazy as they get here, it feels like no time has passed at all. So much could have gone wrong with this film, yet they nail every joke and keep the laughs coming throughout. And it wouldn't be an American Pie flick without the traditionally awkward situations, worth a couple of good cringes. But isn't just outrageously fun, it has heart too! All the character arcs are wrapped up with great and fitting closures, leaving you with a nice, warm feeling inside and a smile most satisfied. Even John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris make a short appearance in the film; the former of whom will always be legendary for coining the term "MILF". Nudity, alcohol, off-the-hook partying - it's all in there as it should be! But what separates this from the usual comedy fluff (or some of the other sequels in the franchise for that matter) is that it makes us feel like one in the gang, as opposed to just resorting to gratuitous sex scenes and excessive use of the F-word. Sure, it's really raunchy, but it has brains to go along with it! So if you love this bunch as much as I do, you'll be happy to know it's the best film since numero uno. Greatest of all, Stifler has still got it, delivering the biggest laughs of the movie and sealing his status as the most lovable deuche-bag of all-time! That and other merits makes me eager to come back for another slice of pie! Although preferably a piece that hasn't been anywhere near Jim. Update (2013-08-06): Not as great the second time around (hence a reduction from 4 to 3 1/2 stars). A re-watch made its imperfections all the more conspicuous. Still the best in the series since the original though.

Mike S
Mike S

Super Reviewer

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