Finally a sequel that is an awesome comedy with a good kick of nostalgia! I grew up on the American Pie movies and when I got wind of the Reunion, excited could be an understatement. I couldn’t wait to see it! I am so happy to report that I was so impressed – I loved it! I left with such a warm feeling. I know that sounds super mushy, but this movie was well made and depicted the best of what the American Pie movies were about. It had everything – comedy, drama, shock value humor, and a happy ending.
This movie is set 10 years past the last American Pie series film, but it remains true to every character and their story. Jim’s dad (Eugene Levy) and Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge) are still as hilarious as ever and the film’s overall humor encompasses all that the previous films did. While the movie is true to it’s past, it still remains the same laugh out loud comedy you’d expect out of it.
What I enjoyed best was that it was not overdone. I was scared they would take the movie too far out of a realistic view, but it wasn’t. They even make funny, light-hearted references to the past that really brings on the reminiscence of the past.
The characters are still the same people we had grown to love years ago when the first American Pie was released. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are still married, new parents, and struggling with their lack of sex life, while Stifler still remains an immature jock who has yet to be truly successful.
What I found interesting was that throughout the movie you follow along all the classic characters and relationships and find yourself escaping to thoughts of your own youth and reflecting on where you ended up so far.
This is a well-made, feel-good comedy with a nice dose of nostalgia. Great acting, great writing, and great all-around.
GIA Rating: 9/10
Run Time: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: R