‘American Reunion’ Trailer Has More Heart & Less Raunch

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:48 pm,

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Previous red-band American Reunion trailers have focused on selling the film as yet another healthy dose of naughty deeds and awkward sex humor served up as only the American Pie franchise can; whereas the all-audiences promos have been relatively tame in comparison, emphasizing the heartfelt drama and character dynamics that helped make the previous films popular with moviegoers (at least, those released in theaters).

The new full-length U.S. trailer for American Reunion doesn’t stray from that path, featuring more scenes where the American Pie gang remember the good ol’ days and reconnect with one another – with the occasional raunchy bit (like Stifler relieving himself in some punk teenagers’ water cooler) thrown in for good measure.

American Reunion picks up with the original American Pie clan ten years after the events of the first film, when they all return to East Great Falls for a high school reunion. Many things have changed for the (formerly?) sex-crazed gang over the past decade, but other things remain the same – like how Jim (Jason Biggs) isn’t getting as much action as he’d like, Stifler (Seann William Scott) is a misbehaving party animal at heart, and Jim’s dad (Eugene Levy) continues on having extremely uncomfortable conversations with his son.

See all that and more in the new American Reunion trailer (followed by the poster) below:

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Writing-directing duo Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (the Harold & Kumar franchise) aren’t slacking when it comes to devising new gross-out gags and uncomfortable sex situations for American Reunion, but the rest of the film’s humor has been pretty bland on its own. The pair do seem to have done a competent job of recreating the sense of camaraderie between the original American Pie cast members, which should help to recapture the “magic” of earlier installments in this series.

Nostalgia could help smooth out any ruffles in American Reunion for longtime fans, as sights such as Alyson Hannigan holding her infamous flute – or the promise of a romantic hookup between Jim’s dad and Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge) – may be enough to convince many people to give the latest American Pie flick a try.

American Reunion opens in theaters around the U.S. on April 6th, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Cool. cant wait!

  2. This trailer was perfect. This movie will be exactly what we’ve been waiting for and what those ridiculous direct-to-dvd movies have been prepping us for. From 1:34 on was just amazing.

  3. Looks hilarious.

  4. The trailer was funny, it brings back old mememories.

    I hope American Reunion turns out to be funny and the best one in the series.

  5. This looks like it will be a great film. Maybe one of the best ones.

  6. super stoked for this. american pie definitely helped define my high school career and adolescence, really looking forward to this.

  7. Dear Ms. Schaefer,

    I was just curious if at the time you wrote this, was the review based solely on the trailer, or did you have a pre-screening or critics screening of the full film? For me, it will help put my movie expectations into better perspective…. although I know it won’t be a let down.

    Thank you!

    • Mr. Schaefer,
      I just noticed I mistakenly addressed you as “Ms.”. My error… please accept my apologies.