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American Reunion

A movie directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

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Why I Hate Reunions

  • Apr 7, 2012
Rating:
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AMERICAN REUNION

Written and Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott

 

I never went to my high school reunion. It wasn’t because I was so insanely popular in high school that I didn’t need to belittle myself by making an appearance. Nor was I such an incredible outcast that I would be too afraid to show my face. I was simply sick the night it was happening. One could suggest this was psychosomatic but regardless, there was no getting more than ten feet away from my washroom that night. That said, I’m not sure I would have gone even if I was feeling well. I certainly would have seriously considered it though if it meant getting a fat pay check at a point in my career when I desperately needed it. Welcome to AMERICAN REUNION.

 

It has been 13 years since the first AMERICAN PIE film hit theatres and announced to parents everywhere that their kids were into some weird stuff. Since that point though, things have mellowed to the point of tired, cliched monotony. Jim and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan) have gone from fun with flutes and pies to baby duty and solitary sex in separate bedrooms. And the rest of the gang isn’t doing any better. Everyone has some form of overdone problem to overcome, from issues with success to general lack of direction. There is even another boring marriage; it’s different though because they at least have sex and are still bored. Naturally, everyone needs a break from life and a trip to simpler times. There is no better cure for adult problems like resorting back into childlike behaviour and getting plastered in the process.

 

The reason I might have maybe made myself sick in my own head before my reunion is because I didn’t feel the need to go back there. I had moved past it and left it behind me, the good and the bad. And if I didn’t care enough to go back and see my own high school friends, I certainly saw no real reason to revisit these sad sacks. AMERICAN REUNION reeks of desperation.Their original audience is 13 years older now, and some of us have matured a little since then. Yet, the film is aimed at a much younger frame of mind because that’s the audience it wants. The trouble is that generation doesn’t even remember AMERICAN PIE in the first place. And so I left this reunion feeling exactly like I assumed I would after leaving my own - like I never should have gone in the first place.

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April 14, 2012
I never thought the first one needed sequels.
April 30, 2012
I am in full agreement with you. Only the first film was funny in my opinion. And it doesn't hold up well either.
 
April 08, 2012
I liked this more than you did, but I certainly can see your points. It is hard for me to review a comedy since my twisted sense of humor always gets in the way of analyzing LOL! Nice, Joseph!
April 30, 2012
I always judge comedies by how much I laugh in them. I barely laughed at all watching this. The biggest laugh for me came during the credits. The end credits! That is not a good sign.
 
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review by . April 08, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Just One More Piece of the
One of the most difficult film genres for me to review would have to be comedies. Because a) much of it relies on someone’s sense of humor b) how many times I laughed c) is there a point to all of it?. Well, the “American Pie” franchise have always been on my “must watch” list ever since the first film which was a sincere portrayal of raging teenage hormones. The second film was more about dwelling on what could have been and finding something different. “American …
review by . September 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
With all the bad review I didn't go into it with great expectations. The film is actually a lot better than people are saying and probably as good as the second film. Jim and Michelle seem to be having marital problems on the eve of their High School reunion. The director then shows what is up with the rest of the gang. Oz is a sports announcer, Kevin is married to a woman who controls him and Stifler is working for a real obnoxious boss as a temp.    Jim and Michelle agree to …
review by . April 06, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
It has often been said that you cannot turn back the hands of time, but thankfully Hollywood is a place where magical things happen. In the case of the gang from American Pie and the creative talents of writer directors Jon Hurwitz Hayden Schlossberg, the gang is back, better than ever, for another slice if pie. Hurwitz and Schlossberg are the creative team behind the ” Harold and Kumar” series and have been entrusted by Universal to carry on the American Pie series which had recently …
review by . April 04, 2012
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      By Joan Alperin Schwartz      The film 'American Pie' was and is a classic.      For those of you unfamiliar with the story, 'American Pie' is about four guys, from East Great Falls Michigan, that are on a quest...to lose their virginity before they graduate high school.       I can still remember sitting in the theatre LMAO watching the escapades of these 17 year olds desperately …
review by . April 07, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         What I appreciate about the American Pie films is that, beneath the raunchiness and juvenile slapstick humor, there rests a kernel of truth. American Reunion continues in that tradition. Although it utilizes the kind of crude sexual humor that I don’t find particularly funny, there is evident a compelling examination of friendship, love, and the general ups and downs of relationships at an adult life stage. In this case, that would be thirteen …
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