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‘American Reunion': Still Gross After All This Time

Guard the family pastries because Jim and the gang are back for a fourth round of ‘American Pie’ antics.

The kids are back, rediscovering their youth from their 30s, in American Reunion.

This is the fourth installment of the American Pie franchise, featuring pastry lover Jim (Jason Biggs), nice guy Oz (Chris Klein) and party animal Stifler (Seann William Scott). Each character is dealing with a midlife crisis or relationship problem that builds up to a funny comedic payoff.

The supporting cast, including Atlanta native Alyson Hannigan, helps this film bring humor to sexless marriages, rehashed high school flings and dead-end careers—or, as I like to say, comic gold.

This may be the best film in the series since the original, which came out in 1999. Many of these characters work better as awkward adults than as teens. 

Most of the jokes are a bit disgusting. If pooping in a cooler or having your genitals trapped in a laptop is your idea of humor, this movie is for you.

Gross-out humor is not my thing, so the flick-o-meter gives American Reunion three out of five.

Make sure to catch the closing credits. You get to see current shots of the actors juxtaposed with what they looked like in 1999. They were all so, so young then, but weren't we all?

Movie Times

You can catch American Reunion at  in Hiram at noon, 12:45, 2:45, 3:30, 5:30, 6:25, 8:25, 9:10 p.m. and midnight.  in Austell is showing the movie at noon, 1:50, 2:45, 4:40, 5:30, 7:30, 8:15, 10:20 and 11 p.m.

Dinner 

And, of course, you're going to want some all-American sweetness before or after the film. Downtown Powder Springs has just the place: . 

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