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5.0 out of 5 stars American Pie Grown Up (Well A little)
Thought the first two were awesome but thought the third noticeably drifted away from what made the first two special.

For American Pie 4, saw it last night and the viewing I was going to see was sold out abuot 45mins before the film started so got tickets for a later viewing. Even at the last viewing the screen was still busy.

I was excited to see...
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3.0 out of 5 stars FREUD WAS RIGHT: SEX IS THE BASIS OF WHITE PSYCHOLOGY
The usual White infantile approach to sexual feelings made manifest by the White inability to communicate desires to others without the need for alcohol - exacerbated by the belief that sexual intercourse is merely an end in itself, rather than also a means to an end.

Skinny White girls are presented as the supreme subjects of male lust; revealing White sexual...
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Pie Grown Up (Well A little), 3 May 2012
This review is from: American Pie: Reunion [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Thought the first two were awesome but thought the third noticeably drifted away from what made the first two special.

For American Pie 4, saw it last night and the viewing I was going to see was sold out abuot 45mins before the film started so got tickets for a later viewing. Even at the last viewing the screen was still busy.

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 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.

If you are a fan of the American Pie films (especially 1 & 2) your going to LOVE this movie.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Worth Watching., 7 May 2012
This review is from: American Pie: Reunion [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Surely no-one goes into the cinema expecting this movie to be as good as the original, (because obviously it isn't). That said if you enjoyed the first three instalments you should still enjoy, "American Pie - Reunion."

Its caught pretty much all the original cast, (that I can think of anyway). They mostly look the same, (I won't be rude here) and the majority of the gang have settled down except for Steve, "Stiffler," who perhaps has even regressed! (He is still behaving like a high school student and perhaps in some respects hasn't sold out).

There are, (of course) some funny threads, one such involving Jim and his former neighbour, (now aged eighteen) who he used to babysit. (She takes a particular shine to him).

It doesn't waiver much from its proven formula and there's a lot of misunderstandings and wrong goings on!

Perhaps its a film for younger people now, (the cinema was full of young people) but I'm sure people who watched the original will still enjoy this part of the franchise.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best slice?, 7 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: American Pie: Reunion [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
At first I thought this was going to be an attempt at making some more money and getting the very most out of the characters, but it turned out to be an extremely hilarious slice of pie!

Enjoyed every second of it and was hurting with laughter by the end of it, if you enjoyed the first few you might just consider this one even better, a must see!
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3.0 out of 5 stars FREUD WAS RIGHT: SEX IS THE BASIS OF WHITE PSYCHOLOGY, 27 Feb. 2015
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The usual White infantile approach to sexual feelings made manifest by the White inability to communicate desires to others without the need for alcohol - exacerbated by the belief that sexual intercourse is merely an end in itself, rather than also a means to an end.

Skinny White girls are presented as the supreme subjects of male lust; revealing White sexual monomania and volitional lack of variety - despite the latter being the spice of life. It is almost as if Whites think spouting their sexual obsessions in public makes them feel better about being sexually-neurotic in private; helping Whites make their psychological problems actually seem normal and natural - at least to them.

The basis for truly satisfying sex is never explored nor dramatized; leaving the audience panting for the same satisfactions as the central characters - with just the same negative results.

The virtues of monogamy are also never spelled out. In any case, most here would be unable to fully apply themselves to serious relationships; having such meager personalities and characters.

Are White men so sexually-incontinent because of a lack of sexual ability? Or because they lack any genuine motivation to experience the breadth and the depth of sexual experience? Or is it the simple lack of opportunity inherent in a sexually-repressed culture?

That these characters have never grown up is a tad depressing - but only to be expected from a culture that believes people never really grow up but, instead, just get better at hiding their immaturity: Strengthening their defenses as a substitute for successful ontogeny. One can only conclude that the underlying problem here is a basic lack of human warmth - along with the lack of a genuine sense of humor.

A terrifyingly-mediocre sex comedy that is not as good as American Pie - and that wasn’t all that great. No wonder most pornography is produced and consumed by White males, if their sexual lives are anything as dull, as insular and as narcissistic as this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reunion of the cast, 11 Sept. 2012
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Now, you have probably read other reviews about this film but I have to say this, it really is a great film.
Whatever you do, do not think this is another stand alone " American Pie Presents " film because it is not, it is a true sequel to the original trilogy and one thing that stood out was the cast, not there acting or anything like that, just the cast. Every main and side charcter with any relevance to the series was there, I was happy reading the cast list because there were a few members of the cast that were absent in 2 and 3, which kind of made this film feel like a true reunion and what a reunion it was.
Stifler was still the moronic jock he was in highschool and in a way, hadn't changed, he truly was the Stifmeister which really made the film great for me.
Jim was still his..... well, to be honest, he still is that awkward guy from the originals that usually gets into some kind of mess the guys need to help him with [ super glued hand to balls in 2, try's to get a drunk, naked 18 year old girl back to bed with her father downstairs ] which is always funny.
Kevin is a stay at home dad/architect which means he gets ribbings from the guys about being the wife of the house because his wife brings in the money and obviously he has to deal with Vicky, his ex, who is quite nice.
Finch plays himself out to be a man of culture and knowledge who travels the world with adventure in site but actually is just a guy who steals a motorbike from his boss at staples.
Oz is a rich sports telecaster with a promiscuous model girlfriend and doesn't know waht to do with is life and his ex.
So, the main guys are great as always, married life is really portrayed in the films openings with a more than teasing starter of a bouncing bed which is basically just Michelle rocking the baby in her arms with Jim next to her doing work on his computer and it goes on to show the guys lives now.
I can't do this review without mentioning one of my favourite couples in the film, is it Jim and Michelle, Kevin and Vicky, Os and Heather, Stifler and Finch's mum [ yeah, thats right, PAYBACK ] Well, it is none of these, it is the Milf bros, they had an argument and lost contact but in this they rekindle their friendship whilst chanting milf with tears in there eyes hugging as they watch Stifler and Finch's mum on the football field going at it.
The film was great and really showed how they had grown at the start of the film and regressed into their former teenage selves.
Sadly, there time had to end, but with this Blu-Ray, you can relive the reunion of the decade that is, American Reunion [ or American Pie : Reunion for those who never knew this film was being made last year and has just jumped on the bandwagon and has never seen any of the original trilogy ]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny But Nothing New, 1 Oct. 2013
This review is from: American Pie: Reunion [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
The Reunion is funny but it brings nothing new. You get the same type of humor as seen in the previous American Pie movies. The same awkward talks between Jim and his dad and the boys are getting in trouble as before.

I liked that the producers kept the old gang intact and the fans still can enjoy watching Jim, his dad, Michelle, Kevin, Oz, Finch, Stifler and Stifler's mom.

The film has a lot of hilarious moments and Jim gets himself in trouble again when he tries to safely bring back home his eighteen years old, former neighbour who has a huge crush on him.

In conclusion: a good comedy with lots of funny moments. If you enjoyed the other films from the series do not miss this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! definitely recommend!, 9 Oct. 2012
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As I have all the previous American Pie movies (including the American Pie Presents: ... series) I couldn't wait to go and see this movie in the cinema, and it didn't disappoint. It was nice to see all the original cast members from the first two movies.

I would recommend to any one who has seen any of the other movies. Still packed with laughs and fun. I also think that the ending to this movie perhaps hints at another movie to be made .... (there is only so many of these films they can make before they get a bit boring and reptitive) but I think that another would be a good idea to call it an end at.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing back memories, 5 Oct. 2012
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Not quite as good as the original 3, but was great to see all the main characters back together again. Not quite as many antics as you would expect with all the characters getting older now so a bit difficult to find the embarassing situations for Jim. Jim's dad is still great and could really have done with a bit more, still the coolest dude. Well worth buying for all who loved the originals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb and fairly mellow film..., 23 Sept. 2012
first the bluray bit, Audio is fabulous with clever mix of HD soundtrack and the filmed audio... the transfer is good but not great, there are a few scenes that are a bit grainy and occasionally the background colour and detail gets a bit washed out, but this may be a limitation of the cameras used to film, not sure really. secondly the film itself,,, its funny but not as funny as the first and third films but its has a warmth that is not present in previous films and its a different beast entirely. The gentle script and pace of the film was a surprise but this is to its benefit. They could not make a 4th film in the same vein as the previous installments and bravo for being brave enough to trust the fans of these films. Granted some of the character development is a bit clumsy for the minor characters and it does at times have a "cameo" feel to some scenes but thats a minor gripe. This is a great movie....
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Reunited and it feels so good...", 6 Sept. 2012
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This is the fourth American Pie film to be shown in theatres, but technically the eighth instalment to be made. The film returns to the original Great Falls High class of 1999 from the original trilogy, after four direct-to-DVD movies that focused on the Stifler relatives, of which only Jim's Dad remained the sole recurring cast member from the franchise.

The gang are brought back together by their high school reunion and given the time gap since the last movie, there is a feeling of a reunion between the cast members themselves that works well with the film. As with the original trilogy, the focus is on Jim Levinstein, who is married with a young son and is struggling to maintain the sexual side of his relationship with his wife, Michelle. Returning back to his hometown brings out temptation in the form of his now-legal teen next-door neighbour who harbors a crush on him. The rest of the original cast return, with their own baggage accrued during the hiatus between films, which gets resolved during the course of the movie.

There are shades of American Pie 2 in this sequel, which had the gang reunite after their first year of college and struggle to adjust to the changes in their friendship as a result. Whereas that instalment concentrated on their relationships with each other, this one focuses on the relationships that each guy has with their wives/girlfriends and how they can improve them. Ultimately Jim and Oz seem to get the larger share of story time, with Kevin and Finch's storylines acting as afterthoughts in order to have them in the movie. You could subtract their story-arcs and lose nothing from the film.

The film works well, and follows in the same vein as the original trilogy without retreading too much old ground. There are some references to the events of the prior films and certain catchphrases, but the film could run as a stand-alone movie, although you'd lose a lot of the attachment to the characters and their growth if you never saw previous films.

The film does struggle with tying the various plotlines together and I felt that the Jim's Dad story-arc was under-utilised and could have had much more comedic effect. It was a strong return to form and proved that a teen-comedy can grow up and appeal to the twenty-something's who grew up alongside the characters. I could see further films in the franchise appearing after this, but rather than a return to the direct-to-DVD market, there could be another two cinematic releases to form a second trilogy of American Pie films, set in their late twenties/early thirties.
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