Opening in theatres this Friday from directors Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Scholssberg and Universal Pictures comes a gathering of the “American Reunion”.

This film tells the story of the gang of East Great Falls, Michigan that include Jim (Jason Biggs), Michelle (Allison Hannigan), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Nicholas), Vicky (Tara Reid), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Heather (Mena Suvari), Stifler (Seann William Scott) and Stifler’s Mom (Jennifer Coolidge).

It has been ten years since they have been together and now their high school reunion is here. The gang comes together to discover how their lives have changed learning marriage and relationships are not so easy.

But when it comes down to it – it is the lasting friendships – an awkward moments that will always keep these friends together.

FINAL WORD: The cast has come back to reprise the roles that have made them famous and Biggs as Jim fights right in. Along with his lovely wife Michelle it quickly becomes apparent that old habits don’t die hard – yea, I said that.

The same can be said of Stifler and Oz who each still have managed to retain some of the craziness that fans loved from the very beginning. Kevin, Vicky, Finch and Heather also brought their characters back to life and still manage to look good doing it. Ten years hasn’t hurt any of them at all.

This also includes Stifler’s Mom – Coolidge is such a joy to see and with the teaser trailer of Jim’s Dad meeting up with her the world has a way of righting itself. The film still has its raunchy humor and immaturity but it does lack predictability but then again, did we really need it to know how the film was going to be or end?

Other cast include: Eugene Levy as Jim’s Dad, John Cho as the MILF guy, Natasha Lyonne as Jessica, Dania Ramirez as Selena, Katrina Bowden as Mia and Jay Harrington as Dr. Ron.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “American Reunion” three tubs of popcorn out of five. Half of that last tub is a mercy giving. I have to honestly say that there was something missing in this film…oh yea, the original formula which made “American Pie” so funny. Sometimes it’s just better to leave well enough alone and leave the viewers with the memories of laughter.

There is no doubt it will get some attention because fans of the film are loyal, that being said it is an ending to a film series that grew with many of us – I mean it IS the end of a series right?

In the end – the class of ’99 returns for their high school reunion.

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