American Reunion are five men strong as the group reunites for their 13th high school reunion. While Jim, Oz, Finch, and Kevin attempt to reunite a few days earlier sans the Stiffmeister, their plans change quickly after a chance encounter at the bar. Of course thanks to Stiffler all hell breaks loose and Jim’s again caught with his pants down the next morning.
Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are in the typical new parent slump where their sex life is non-existent. Jim finds solace with his sock and a dozen or so porn websites, where Michelle’s new best friend is the removable shower nozzle. Committed to making their relationship work, they decide to spend more “us” time during the reunion to rekindle the fire.
Oz (Chris Klein) is again everything he is not. With a great life, a great job as a TV Sports Broadcaster, and a uber hot model girlfriend, Oz struggles with losing his true self. It doesn’t help that his claim to fame is losing to Gilbert Gottfried in a celebrity dance show. Of course, he questions his destiny more when he meets up with his ex Heather (Mena Suvari) and her new perfectly suited boyfriend.
Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), a happily married stay at home husband, meets his first love Vicky (Tara Reid) during the reunion weekend. Assumptions provokes him to question the love for his wife and his long-standing feelings for Vicky.
Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), is a world traveler. In the past 13 years, he’s resided in places like Dubai and Beijing living the life of a spiritualist of sorts.
Stiffler (Seann William Scott) is a newly employed temp who gets shit on daily. To his friends, he creates the persona that he does investments. Stiffler has never grown up.
The parodies are no different from the previous three movies but always as funny and shocking. Jim’s Dad (Eugene Levy) is a grieving widow and his solemn face when speaking about his deceased wife even brought a lump to my throat. Of course, there were a few scenes where Jim’s Dad provided a little too much father to son information (something about a perfectly positioned thumb to aid with erectile dysfunction was probably the funniest).
It’s about letting go and finding love for the six main characters. To be expected, Jim and Michelle’s “us” time is always interrupted due to the guys, booze, and unforeseen circumstances. Jim finds himself in a compromising position of remaining faithful to Michelle or committing adultery with the girl he used to babysit, who just happened to turn 18. This scene in the movie, albeit humorous, was typical to the antics Jim has found himself in before.
American Reunion, with its touching, sweet, and hilarious parodies made me wanting more. The writing was well thought out when portraying the “next step” in their lives. Without giving away the ending, someone got some unexpected revenge and one of the Levinstein’s received quite the happy ending.
This is must see for all American Pie Lovers….and even those who like Apple Crumble 🙂