Matt Adcock’s film review: American Pie Reunion

‘Were we just as obnoxious as these kids back in the day?’

By The Newsroom
Monday, 7th May 2012, 6:38 am

‘Not us, our generation, we were more mature...” 

So who’s up for another slice of American Pie? Sure it’s slightly beyond its ‘best before’ date but hey, it’s been 13 years since the original film.

For those who haven’t partied with the lovable loser Jim (Jason Biggs), nice but dim Oz (Chris Klein), enigmatic mum-seducing Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), average bloke Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and maverick party guy Stifler (Seann William Scott), the gang are back together for a high school reunion.

So what has happened since they graduated? Well, Jim is still married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and they have a little boy, but parenthood is killing their sex lives and that’s taking a toll on their relationship.

Oz has made it as a big shot sportscaster with a supermodel girlfriend Mia (the super hot Katrina Bowden), Finch has been ‘finding himself’ by globetrotting and Kevin is a stay at home husband.

But one of the guys hasn’t changed at all. Yes, Stiffler is working in a dead end temp job and still causing offence everywhere he goes. He’s also still the funniest thing in American Pie universe by a mile.

American Pie: Reunion is a massively nostalgic flick that refers to the 1999 antics again and again, which is OK for a while but gets a little one note after a bit.

Having said that, if you loved the original then this will certainly please you as it is every bit as crude as the original, and just as sporadically funny .

The level of nudity, swearing and sexual references have been ramped up considerably, which made the church leader I saw this with very uncomfortable

But if you’re a fan of such things then you’ll almost certainly laugh out loud a few times thanks to the funnies provided by the Harold & Kumar team who direct here.

Stiffler steals every scene he’s in with his unhinged sexist fratboy charisma.

When he’s not pooing in someone’s beer cooler he’s flirting with every female with a pulse.

The others are really just supporting cast but they all seem to be having a blast and it’s hard not to get carried along for the ride.

It’s not big or very clever but if you’ve seen the other American Pie films then you kind of owe it to yourself to see how it all ends – although, to be fair, if this makes enough cash they’ll probably be digging out the recipe again and serving up another portion.