May 8, 2012

My review of the fourth movie in the original arc of the American Pie franchise is now up on the website.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the 90s nostalgia and just seeing these characters again, the sight of Tara Reid and the less fortunate stars is just depressing. To think John Cho (formerly just MILF Guy # 2) is now the biggest celeb in the bunch. I hope AP’s brand of comedy doesn’t become just a footnote in movie history.

Oh, and Ali Cobrin is so hot she burns all the guys with the brightness of her, erm, lady lumps. Check  it out below. 

Movie review: Servings of ’90s nostalgia and naughty comedy in American Pie: Reunion

BY KARL R. DE MESA May 7, 2012 2:56pm

There’s a school of comedy filmmaking that relies heavily on the American Pieformula, especially the string of spin-offs and spoofs that followed in the wake of the original. I, for one, loved the first AP and the brand of rude, hound dog humor that put its cast in many an enjoyably mortifying situation.We open with Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) as a married couple with two kids: a son and a baby. They’re also in a deep sexual rut, made evident by how Jim loads a slutty college co-eds video on his laptop after Michelle exits to take a bath. Unfortunately, his two-year-old catches him spanking the monkey in bed and, in the panic that ensues, the laptop’s lid snags his privates and he catches Michelle pleasuring herself in the bath tub with the shower head.

That pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the movie, dated thirteen years after these characters graduated. Still, the gang is all here and all of them have, more or less, not been living the life they thought they would.A bearded Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is a stay-at-home husband and architect, foul-mouthed jock Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) is a temp secretary at an investment firm, Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is an assistant manager at a Staples branch (though he pretends to be a world-weary bohemian explorer at the start), Heather (Mena Suvari) is a nurse who is dating a heart surgeon, and good girl blonde Vicky (Tara Reid) is doing, er, something not specifically mentioned or so vaguely unimportant the writers forgot to pencil it into the dialogue.

Only Chris “Oz” Ostreicher (Chris Klein) seems to be enjoying a level of success as an L.A.-based NFL sportscaster and dating a very hot supermodel named Mia (Katrina Bowden). Problem is, Oz doesn’t relish the decadent B-list lifestyle and he pines for something missing in his life.

They all come together again when East Great Falls high school has a “Class of 1999” reunion. It’s there that the fun begins, abetted by a relentlessly nostalgic ’90s heavy soundtrack.

All grown up. Jim used to babysit her?!

Read the rest of the review HERE.

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