Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 18:04
With the entire original cast of “American Pie” reunited, “American Reunion” depicts the hilarious, morally questionable and disaster prone weekend of the friends’ high school reunion 13 years later.
Jim and Michelle are now living the married life and provide a semi-devastating peek into life after babies. Luckily, Jim’s dad is back to provide him with all the best advice and just as many inappropriate comments.
Oz, Kevin and Finch are dealing with their own problems as 30-something-year-olds, on top of running into each of their first loves on this weekend home — Stifler’s mom included.
Stifler is still the same cocky, vulgar party fiend he was in high school, but he is given his fair share of reality checks throughout the film. His greatest revelation comes in the form of discovering the existence of Finch’s mom.
Although all of the “American Pie” films are filled with embarrassing mishaps and wild antics, this film takes the cake for a truly unfortunate series of events. Some of the antics seem to be a bit of a stretch, but then again, luck was never really on the side of these five boys.
This series of films has had about a dozen offshoots, and, this film included, goes to show that you can’t beat the original. The characters were just as funny, awkward and sex-starved as ever, but this time there are no YouTube videos to prove it.
True to the original, the storyline goes from shots, boobs and bad sex to a rather sentimental ending filled with happy couples, contentedness and better sex.
Although it is slightly depressing to watch a film about life after 30, “American Reunion” will remind you what you can get through with your best friends, some beers and a few less items of clothing.