Our love for the original American Pie trilogy—not the straight-to-DVD "American Pie Presents" bullshit—is pretty hard to explain. There were certainly better teen comedies out around that period, Can't Hardly Wait the first that comes to mind. But something about the characters of American Pie resonated with us, and we're glad the cast of the original is back for American Reunion, the fourth film in the series. Here's the official synopsis, just out this week:
In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.
Really, since Jim and Michelle were always the core of the series for us, the studio had us as soon as they signed up Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan. But it'll be good to see Shannon Elizabeth, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Seann William Scott again, as well. All we're hoping now is that the Oz and Heather thing isn't as annoying as it was the last time. Then again, part of a high school reunion is being annoyed again by the things and people that you've managed to avoid for ten years, right?