American Reunion

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American Reunion
All of the 'American Pie' characters we met more than a decade ago are returning 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.

Review

There have been several sequels to 1999's teen comedy classic 'American Pie'—but it's been years since we saw the entire cast together again, so 'American Reunion' is an apt title in more ways than one. Though the kids from East Great Falls High Class of 1999 have grown up (well, some of them), they're as raunchy, randy, and silly as ever—and as in the original 'Pie', despite the gross-out gags, there's a sweet earnestness at the heart of the movie.

'American Reunion' finds the entire gang gathering for their 13th high school reunion and dealing with how much their lives have changed—or haven't. Jim (Biggs) and Michelle (Hannigan) are now married with a kid and frustrated with their love life. Oz is a sportscaster with a glam but shallow L.A. lifestyle. Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is an architect but more of a house-husband. Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is an international man of mystery. And Stifler (Scott)...well, he's still the same old Stifler, except that the social landscape around him has changed. During their wild hometown weekend, old feelings are rekindled, new romances are sparked, wacky hijinks occur ... and so much booze is consumed that it may damage your liver just watching.

Although Jim is ostensibly the hero of the movie, Stifler is—surprisingly enough—its heart. Though he's playing the one character who supposedly hasn't changed, Scott shows remarkable range, evolving from the gleeful mischief maker we know and loathe to a vulnerable guy realizing he's not a kid anymore. While some plot lines seem a bit forced, especially those involving the newly introduced characters (a hot 18-year-old crushing on her dorky 30-something former babysitter? Really?), Stifler's brash, boisterous energy keeps the movie lively and LOL-worthy throughout.

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  • Jason Biggs & Eugene Levy, 'American Pie,' 1999

    Jason Biggs & Eugene Levy, 'American Pie,' 1999

    Jason Biggs & Eugene Levy, 'American Pie,' 1999

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  • Jason Biggs, 2012

    Jason Biggs, 2012

    Jason Biggs, 2012

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  • Eugene Levy, 2012

    Eugene Levy, 2012

    Eugene Levy, 2012

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  • Alyson Hannigan, 1999

    Alyson Hannigan, 1999

    Alyson Hannigan, 1999

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  • Alyson Hannigan, 2012

    Alyson Hannigan, 2012

    Alyson Hannigan, 2012

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  • Chris Klein, 1999

    Chris Klein, 1999

    Chris Klein, 1999

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  • Chris Klein, 2012

    Chris Klein, 2012

    Chris Klein, 2012

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  • Mena Suvari, 1998

    Mena Suvari, 1998

    Mena Suvari, 1998

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  • Mena Suvari, 2012

    Mena Suvari, 2012

    Mena Suvari, 2012

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  • Seann William Scott, 1999

    Seann William Scott, 1999

    Seann William Scott, 1999

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  • Seann William Scott, 2012

    Seann William Scott, 2012

    Seann William Scott, 2012

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  • Tara Reid, 1999

    Tara Reid, 1999

    Tara Reid, 1999

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  • Tara Reid, 2012

    Tara Reid, 2012

    Tara Reid, 2012

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  • Thomas Ian Nicholas, 1999

    Thomas Ian Nicholas, 1999

    Thomas Ian Nicholas, 1999

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  • Thomas Ian Nicholas, 2012

    Thomas Ian Nicholas, 2012

    Thomas Ian Nicholas, 2012

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  • Eddie Kaye Thomas & Jennifer Coolidge, 1999

    Eddie Kaye Thomas & Jennifer Coolidge, 1999

    Eddie Kaye Thomas & Jennifer Coolidge, 1999

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  • Eddie Kaye Thomas, 2012

    Eddie Kaye Thomas, 2012

    Eddie Kaye Thomas, 2012

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  • Jennifer Coolidge, 2012

    Jennifer Coolidge, 2012

    Jennifer Coolidge, 2012

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