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American Reunion (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  6 April 2012 (USA)
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Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.

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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. Written by Kad

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Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,514,080 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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$56,724,080 (USA) (25 May 2012)
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The first main "American Pie" film not to be written by Adam Herz. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg wrote this script. See more »

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When all the guys meet in the bar, Selena shows them the YouTube video from 1999 with Jim dancing for Nadia on her smart phone. This isn't the actual video from Jim's web-cam, which is in the corner of the room. She used footage from the first American Pie movie itself, which is not possible. See more »

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Kevin: Were we just as obnoxious as these kids back in the day?
Finch: Not us, our generation, we were more mature.
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Surprisingly Awesome Movie
9 March 2012 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

Caught a preview screening of this movie tonight in NYC. I am 26 years old now, so I was in 8th grade when the original came out.

Thought the first two were awesome but thought the third noticeably drifted away from what made the first two special.(A little too much Stifler).

For American Pie 4, when I saw the preview I was excited to see them all back together, but I didn't know what to expect. I know Hollywood loves destroying sequels and I didn't know how they were going to create a story line out of characters that really haven't been together in forever.

Fear not. I though this movie was almost as good as the original. Two hours of non-stop cracking-up, but none of it was forced. They brought back all the characters, but in a way that didn't seem thrown together or in-genuine. It was about 2 hours and 15 minutes long, but not once did I think this was dragging. They did a nice job explaining where everyone has been and it didn't really seem awkward.

The best part of it is, the story is about all 5 of the original guys, and their relationship with women and sex at their current juncture (31 years old). Each have their own issues (too married, have kids, hate their jobs, hate their lifestyle, etc.) and the movie is kind of about them all resolving their that over the course of a reunion weekend. It's the American Pie which is most similar too the first one. All the old couples from high-school (Oz/Heather, Kevin/Vicky, Jim/Michelle) re-hash their past feelings.

Another great thing about the film is that Stifler's character is written back in the style of American Pie 1 and 2, which I loved. His part is not over bearing like the Wedding. Kevin, Finch (and Oz) play much bigger roles than they did they did in the third.

There a couple new characters but none of them are annoying or take up too much of the story, all those parts are well cast. Jim's Dad and Stifler's Mom are hilarious on screen together. Jim's Dad is the funniest he has ever been- but again- not in an over the top way. All in all, it's a well-written, well-rounded film with some good plot twists. Tons of references too the old films. Literally, all of the obscure characters from the first two make an appearance at some point.

BOTTOM LINE: 9/10. If you are a fan of the American Pie films (especially 1 & 2) your going to LOVE this movie. Worth the $.


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