Thirteen years later, the entire “American Pie” cast reunites for another movie. Well, most of them haven’t been that busy anyway.
Like the original – known for being over-the-top – the reunion manages to juggle multiple plot lines well while still inserting “I can’t believe they did that” humor every few minutes. And like the original, it maintains a sense of heart and good-spiritedness that never quite alienates the audience.
Most surprising is the (sometimes forced) nostalgia that percolates throughout. It’s enough to make you start running down your own high school friends instead of simply trading notes on Facebook.
If you were a fan of the original, consider attending the reunion. Chances are you won’t look at a beer cooler the same way again
There’s little new added to the equation and after initially spawning a new generation of teen movies, “the Pie” doesn’t seem to have much left to say. But treading the same ground isn’t such a bad idea when it’s a popular road.
On the whole, “American Reunion” really is like running into an old acquaintance. It’s fun, but it’s a little embarrassing when you don’t have anything to talk about.
- John Geddie finds it difficult to believe all the “American Pie” characters eventually found jobs.