Film Review: American Pie Reunion

| 6 April , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid and Seann William Scott
Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5/5

The American Pie crew are back. The pie this time seems a little re-heated. Which isn’t so much a bad thing, but it’s always better when its fresh.

All the gang; Jim, Michelle, Oz, Kevin, Vicky and Finch have grown up… with the exception of loveable Stiffler, who is still as immature as ever! They all decide to meet up at their 13 year high school reunion and try and recreate the good times from their high school days. So everyone heads back to their home town for a weekend  of parties, catching up and good times.

As time tell us and the gang of American Pie, sometimes things such as the wild parties are often best left in the past. The jokes are the same as previous American Pie movies – same potty humour and unfortunately there’s very little that’s funny this time around. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have its moments. However, what American Pie Reunion does have going for it is the number of issues it deals with, including; work pressures, society expectations and the idea of being a  “grown up” all dealt with in typical light hearted “American Pie” style.

There are some lovely tender moments (although too few for my liking) between everyone’s favourite couple Jim and Michelle, which does add the depth required to avoid being  a film purely about sex and wild parties. While dealing with being parents, Jim and Michelle have to try and maintain their own personal life, which is often neglected with semi-hilarious results.

If anyone can save this movie it’s Eugene Levy as Jim’s Dad. As loveable as always, he’s dealing with the loss of his wife and the issues associated with moving on and beginning a “new life”. One of the most unexpected moments comes when Jim’s Dad meets Stiffler’s Mum. Suffice to say the consequenses are mildly funny.

All in all, American Pie Reunion is consistent, and that in itself is as reassuring as a piece of apple pie.

American Pie Reunion is in cinemas now.


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