Entertaining Platt: “American Reunion” (2012)
April 7, 2012 § 2 Comments
If this had been a movie just about Jim, Jim’s Dad, and dealing with the loss of Jim’s mother…sort of like a new Big Chill…it would have been so much better.
Every scene involving these two, or with just Eugene Levy and some other member of the cast, was great. The rest of the movie was mostly (sadly) forgettable.
It’s all about how:
1) People change (or don’t) after high school.
2) People stop having sex after having a baby.
3) People sometimes need to take a dump in a cooler on the beach.
For No. 3, I guess that’s just a sign of Bridesmaids getting an homage, hmm?
Mostly, it felt lazy. I watched this movie and all I could think about was how much better American Pie was, and how sad it was that this was the best the team could come up with more than a decade later. Everybody had to have a story arc, apparently, and that meant nobody had a really GOOD story arc.
So we’re treated to a couple of hours of juvenile crap jokes, teen ogling, disagreements, and reconciliations. And a Neil Patrick Harris cameo, which also didn’t save that terrible Harold & Kumar Christmas movie.