Parents' Guide to

American Reunion

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raunchy sequel recycles same formula, minus some laughs.

Movie R 2012 113 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 15+

Love it

Oh my it was great and I love Sean William Scott

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age 17+

NOT FOR KIDS

Its full of sex humour, nudity and vulgarity. Its an ok movie.....for ADULTS!

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (26 ):

Reunions are meant to remind you of the best of high school, but American Reunion serves as a reminder of a basic life lesson: Leave well enough alone. Though it's nice to see the gang all together again -- they did have amazing rapport in the original -- the bloom quickly falls off the rose, and it's clear that too much time has passed. We discover we don't much care anymore about the group, save perhaps for Jim and Michelle (and even then, it's only a little).

Since the first film was released, a stream of funnier, edgier ensemble movies and comedies has come and gone -- The Hangover, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad -- and they've blazed newer, more memorable trails. The jokes here are tired; the takeaways predictable. (Marriage needs work? You don't say.) And the plotlines are flabby and bordering on creepy -- for example, the one about Jim and his next-door neighbor. It's a little like going to your own reunion and discovering that you're not as nimble, as hardy, or as, well, young as you once were. Only, if it was your own reunion, you'd hope to discover that you were wiser and better and happier. American Reunion, sadly, isn't.

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