Release date: 6 April 2012
Showing at: Renaissance Sun City , Renaissance Nile City Cinema , Genena , Renaissance 6th of October
Starring: Jason Biggs , Alyson Hannigan , Chris Klein , Thomas Ian Nicholas , Tara Reid , Seann William Scott , Mena Suvari , Eddie Kaye Thomas
Director: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Duration: 113 min
Rating: stars: 4 stars out of 5 stars
Over a decade has passed and the gang return to East Great Falls, Michigan, for the weekend. They will discover how their lives have developed as they gather for their high school reunion. How has life treated Michelle, Jim, Heather, Oz, Kevin, Vicky, Finch, Stifler, and Stifler's mom? In the summer of 1999, it was four boys on a quest to lose their virginity. Now Kara is a cute high school senior looking for the perfect guy to lose her virginity to.
American Pie was great. The sequels weren't so good. They were juvenile and fell flat because the humor was too obvious and dumb. But American Reunion was awesome! It had great believable storyline, character development, and well-placed physical humor like the original American Pie.
For better or worse, its place in pop culture is assured. So, 13 years on, American Pie: Reunion seemingly forgets everything that happened and reunites the original cast and crew. How cynical you are about this depends on whether you hold any affection for the first film.
Truth be told, not even American Pie: Reunion's film-makers are entirely sure how to play this. After all, the original was an often puerile exercise, infamous for the most awkward defilement of baked goods in movie history.
No matter, the gang's all here, so they may as well put on a show. The set-up is pretty basic.
Others, such as Klein (terribly wooden) and Thomas look unsure what they've been doing with themselves for the past decade. Biggs is still a good sport, but it helps that he has Alyson Hannigan playing his wife, Michelle, and the ever-reliable Eugene Levy (reprising his role as Jim's awkward, well-meaning dad), feeding him the punchlines.
American Pie: Reunion wants to remind us of how far the characters have come, yet still play to some of the audience's baser instincts. It's best demonstrated in the gang's attempts to look after Karla (Ali Cobran), a high school girl Jim used to babysit. Cobran plays her with wide-eyed enthusiasm, but it's a demeaning one that exists for eye-candy alone.
However, for all its spottiness, there are enough strong gags, and pop-cultural digs – including a good one about Dancing with the Stars – to see it through.
See the official movie website: http://www.americanreunionmovie.com/
Review by:- Lobna Hammam