American Reunion

Rated 2.0

The gang is back together 13 years after the so-so first film, and nine years after the totally abysmal American Wedding. The result here is a predictably tired comedy where Seann William Scott (Stifler) and Eugene Levy (Jim’s Dad) are responsible for most of the laughs. The plot involves everybody coming home for their 13th high school reunion, with a major “Jim and Michelle ain’t having sex no more” subplot. Oz (Chris Klein) has become a bubble-headed sportscaster, Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) a world traveler, Jim (Jason Biggs) a sex-starved new dad and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) a homebody husband with a new beard. They all want to party and hang out like old times, while excluding Stifler because he’s still nuts. He, of course, finds his way into the mayhem. That mayhem includes the requisite gross-out gags like Stifler shitting into a beer cooler and Jim’s Dad revealing embarrassing sexual details to his son. American Reunion has its moments, and is at least the second best film in the series after the original. Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated R.