Somebody’s still got a jones for the horny crew from the “American Pie” franchise. The first “Pie” movie in almost a decade – at least one that didn’t go straight to video – barely made its $50 million budget back here in the U.S. But it hauled in another $175 million overseas to become a solid international hit.
Who knew folks in Japan and Brazil needed a fix of has-been actors eking out a few more bucks from the movie that (briefly) made them stars?
Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Chris Klein and the rest of the gang are back for their 13th high school reunion, and dealing with unrequited dreams and lowered expectations about life.
Jim and Michelle are married with a kid, and find the steam has leaked out of their bedroom. Slick jock Oz has become a famous but vacuous TV star, while Stifler is now a rather pathetic figure still cruising for chicks and brewskies long past his expiration date.
There are a few funny riffs and tawdry sex jokes, and Eugene Levy as Jim’s awkward dad is always worth a laugh. But mostly, “American Reunion” feels like it’s cashing a check.