It has been 13 years since the cherry pie incident, but the gang from East Great Falls, Mich. is back for a final helping. Fans haven’t seen Jim (Jason Biggs) and the boys since he married high school sweetheart Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) in 2003. This time, everyone is supposed to be grown up and miles away from being seniors in high school. If you have seen the other “American Pie” movies, you know some things never change.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is back for the presumably final installment of the “American Pie” series. Jim and Michelle are married and have a young son, Oz (Chris Klein) is a celebrity sportscaster, Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is a whipped househusband, Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) reportedly backpacks all over the world, and Stifler (Seann William Scott) is stuck at the bottom of the corporate totem pole.
The guys may be at different points in their lives, but some things really do not change. Jim is the same reasonable one who intentionally gets himself into trouble, and Stifler is the same crude, fun-loving buffoon. They may be too old for house parties, but the gang still finds a way to stir up some drama in East Great Falls.
The problems this time aren’t as juvenile as an embarrassing video gone viral; grown up issues of marriage, friendship and overall change take charge. This does not mean that the boys do not deal with the new problems the same way they always have: with crude humor, sexual awkwardness and a lot of apologies.
If you love the old movies of yesterday, you will fall in love with “American Reunion” today. The acting and comedy are just as they have always been. The actors may have aged 13 years, but their humor has not changed at all. If you have watched all of the other movies, “American Reunion” is the movie for you.
Overall Rating: A