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American Reunion (2012)



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.

Movie Info

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) Universalmore
Rating: R (for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Adam Herz, Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2012
Box Office: $55.3M
Universal Studios - Official Site


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 ...
Vince Pisani
as Male Alum
Terri James
as Female Alum
Valarie Kobrovsky
as Prateek's Hot Girlfr...
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 Wissinge...
as Finch (13 yrs.)
John Jason Bailey
as Random Alumni
Rod C. Rich
as Bar Mitzvah Dad
Jenna Willis
as Computer Voice
Joseph Kaiser
as Jim (13 yrs.)
Chad Johnson
as Himself
Jiyoung Chung
as Stifler (13 yrs.)
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Critic Reviews for American Reunion

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (36)

With dated jokes and a slew of unfunny scenes, this comedy fails to live up to its predecessors.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
John Hanlon Reviews

American Reunion is of the funniest movies of the year. The filmmakers and cast captured what made the original so great while making you forget the spinoffs. Fans of the original won't be disappointed.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
We Got This Covered

By the end, viewers will likely be ready for another slice of some American Pie before another decade has passed.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

The cast are more likely to attend rehab than the Oscars ... but despite my scathing preconceptions, American Reunion is actually pretty funny.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
The Aristocrat

American Reunion is the worst slice of pie yet. All of the jokes are ten years too old and none of the serious dramatic turns amounts to anything.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012
We Got This Covered

Points for consistency, I guess, on the part of Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for American Reunion


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..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

American Reunion Quotes

MILF Guy #1: MILF!
– Submitted by Alejandro V (3 years ago)
Kevin: You don't mess with the class of 1999 bitch!
– Submitted by Robby W (3 years ago)
Dr. Ron: You touch me and ill sue you for every penny you've got.
Steve Stifler: [hits Ron] I don't own a goddamn penny.
– Submitted by Santiago S (3 years ago)
Steve Stifler: Your Dad is so much cooler than you!
– Submitted by Evan T (3 years ago)

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