‘American Pie’ cast reunites for final installment

By Bryan Pedroza

Characters from “American Reunion,” the final “American Pie” series, return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion, resulting in a wild and somewhat crazy long overdue weekend.

They discover who and what has changed, who hasn’t and that distance and time can’t tear the bonds of friendship. Four small-town Michigan boys, who began their journey to lose their virginity in the summer of 1999, launched what many consider a comedy film legend.

In the years that have passed, Jim, played by Jason Biggs and Michelle, played by Alyson Hannigan married and now have a child. Jim’s Dad in the movie, played by Eugene Levy have been playing the role of father and son for over a decade now, but their dialogue and timing are not as funny as the first installment’s but better this time around.

Kevin, played by Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Vicky, played by Tara Reid said their goodbyes while Oz, played by Chris Klein and Heather, played by Mena Suvari, also grew apart but Paul Finch, played by Eddie Kay Thomas, still lusts for Stifler’s mom. In “American Reunion,” Jim and Michelle are raising their young child and find it hard to still remain intimate with each other, as most couples raising children do, but they try really hard to spice things up and find time in their busy schedules for one another.

All the jokes and comedy revolve around awkward situations and typical slapstick humor which at times can give you the feeling that this might be just another regurgitation of old stuff we have already seen. So even if you feel you have seen this somewhere before, you will be surprised when it comes time for the punchline.

Sean William Scott’s performance will not disappoint in this final installment of the “American Pie” series. The “Stiff-meister” definitely has come a long way since the last three films but manages to keep the audience rooting for him throughout all his wild antics that will have you begging for more.

As the guys stumble onto a party with teenagers going on at a lake, Stifler can not seem to help himself but to pretend to like the Twilight series to pick up on the young girls their claiming they have a lot in common with. This brings a feud with the girls’ boyfriends and the main characters, who are now adults, who are not trying to be outdone by high school kids in a prank war. This will have your sides on the verge of splitting from all the laugh attacks you will definitely be having.

It’s also fun watching old side characters like the “Sherminator” with his trademark “You’ve been targeted for shermination”  and the two guys who would shout “MILF! MILF! MILF!” in previous American Pie movies but suppose some things don’t really change. “American Reunion” opens nationwide April 6, Rated R and has a running time of 1 hour and 53 minutes.

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