October 10, 2015
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American Reunion
Don Fowler
2 stars
Reviewer's Rating:

("American Pie" 13 years later)

Thomas Wolfe said it: You can't go home again. Too bad the writers, director and actors didn't heed his advice.

This boring, unoriginal, vulgar sequel attempts to cash in on the original "American Pie,” bringing the key characters back for their high school class reunion 13 years later. The high school pals have gone on with their lives and attempt to recreate the good old days with disastrous results.

Since many of us have forgotten or not seen the original, most of the references to the past make little sense. The "humor" is filled with vulgarities, bathroom jokes, below the belt jokes, homophobic statements and kinky sexual situations. If you are a fan of this sophomoric stuff, you've seen it all before.

Eugene Levy as Jason Biggs’s father is the only saving grace. This talented senior funnyman can make you chuckle, even at the most ridiculous scenes.

Self-gratification again plays a big role, especially with Biggs' character, who will always be remembered for one scene in "American Pie.”

If you can stand Seann William Scott's Stifler you may enjoy his antics. Think of the crudest dude you have ever met and multiply by 10, and you have one of the most obnoxious characters ever invented.

The gang revert to their wild teenage years, trying to make it with the current crop of high schoolers, with sex, drugs, booze and rock 'n' roll being the center of their activities.

Rated a big R, with all of the above pushing it to the limits.

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