American Reunion [2012] [R] - 8.3.9

 
 

PLEASE HELP!

Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.



ASSIGNED NUMBERS

Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

 [more »]


Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

WEB LINKS

» Critics.com
» Official Site
» IMDb Listing


The same group of friends from the series "American Pie" return for their high school reunion 13 years later. Some have intimacy issues, maturity issues and marital strains and the rekindling of old love affairs and sexual escapades ensues. With Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, John Cho, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne and Dania Ramirez. Directed by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg. [1:53]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A man, after waking up on the kitchen floor without pants, tries to hide himself from two women who enter the kitchen; he holds a glass pot lid over his genitals until one woman tells him it's see-through and we see his genitals squished under the lid.
 A man carries an unconscious and partially nude young woman covered with a towel; the towel is pulled off and we see her wearing only panties and her bare breasts are shown.
 A husband and his wife kiss passionately, they lie back on a desk (we see the man's bare buttocks), the man thrusts and they moan; they are interrupted when another man and woman enter the room, but continue when they leave. A woman and a younger man have sex on an athletic field while two other men watch (we see the couple from a distance with the woman thrusting on top of the man; we see flesh tones but no physical details and we hear them moaning). A woman kisses a man passionately, grabs his crotch and pushes him to the floor; she thrusts on top of him and moans until she climaxes and another woman walks into the room (no nudity is shown).
 A man puts his arm around a woman while in a movie theater and the woman moves her head toward his crotch and performs oral sex on him; the man moans rhythmically and we see a bucket of popcorn raising and lowering rhythmically until he climaxes (other people in the theater watch and listen). A man takes a woman into a bathroom and unfastens his pants, she declines to perform oral sex on him, she sits on the sink and pushes his head down to her crotch (oral sex is implied) and we see him later with goo and pubic hair on his mouth and face. A man and a woman kiss passionately in a restroom, the woman pushes the man into a stall and sex is implied.
 A man opens a pornographic website on his computer and prepares to masturbate (he squeezes gel into a sock), and we hear and see a nude woman (her bare back and shoulders are visible) on the video screen making sexually suggestive remarks and moaning sexually; the man is interrupted when his young son calls his name, he slams the computer shut on his genitals (we later see a spot of blood on his boxers), and throws the sock, which lands on the boy's head. A husband enters a bathroom where his wife is taking a bath and masturbating using the showerhead (we see the woman covered to the shoulders with bubbles and she is moaning sexually).
 A man has a dream that a woman (not his wife) is performing oral sex on him (we see a blanket bobbing up and down rhythmically and when he lifts the blanket we see the woman's head at his crotch; no nudity is visible). A young woman tells a married man, while riding in a car together, "I want you to be my first"; she removes her dress and throws it out of the car (her bare breasts are shown), she unfastens the man's pants, moves her head toward his crotch and the man slams on the brakes (please see the Violence Gore category for more details). A young woman climbs on top of a man in bed and tells him she wants to have sex with him (they are interrupted by her boyfriend).
 A woman asks a man if he wants to "make out" and they kiss passionately. Two men kiss passionately. Two young women kiss passionately in a few scenes. A husband and his wife kiss a few times. A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman kiss on a dance floor. A woman wearing a bra and panties rubs a man's back and shoulders (he is sitting in bed and is wearing a bathrobe). A married man wakes up in bed with a woman (not his wife) and panics thinking that they had sex (they did not).
 We see an ice sculpture in the shape of a nude woman, a man pours alcohol down the front of the sculpture, between the breasts, and another man, with his mouth between the legs of the sculpture, laps up the alcohol. We see video several times of a teen boy wearing boxer shorts and a teen girl lying in a bed nearby as the boy thrusts repeatedly; we hear several people in several additional scenes saying that the boy had "pre-ejaculated" several times. A man rubs a photo of another man's girlfriend on his crotch and makes sexually suggestive remarks until he is interrupted. A man slaps a woman on her clothed buttocks in an office environment a couple of times (one time the woman is his boss' girlfriend). A man comes home from work and finds his girlfriend in a hot tub with another man (it is implied that the man is gay) and we see them both in skimpy swimwear (bare abdomens, legs, buttocks, backs and chests are visible). A man sticks his fingers in another man's mouth after making an anatomical remark about his beard. A man swims under water and it is implied that he grabs the crotches of several women when they each jump and scream. A woman tells a man, "You're sexier in person" and dances suggestively while rubbing her hips against his groin until her husband becomes upset and she stops.
 A man wakes up on the kitchen floor and is shown without pants (his bare buttocks are visible). A young woman wearing a dress climbs from the front seat of a car to the back and we see her skimpy panties, bare buttocks and legs as the driver swerves when he sees her. A man on a beach steals several bikini tops from women sunbathing and one woman screams while holding her hands over her bare breasts. A woman on a beach unties her top and the side of her bare breast is visible. Many young women are shown wearing skimpy bikinis that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens, backs and partial buttocks. A man pulls down his shorts and we see his bare hip and legs as he sits in a chest cooler. A woman removes her top and we see her wearing a bra (bare shoulders, chest and abdomen are visible; no breasts or nipples). A woman wears a low-cut and short top that reveals cleavage and bare abdomen. We see a man dancing on a video and he tears off his tank top at the end of the dance (his bare chest is shown) and people watching the video remark about his appearance. A man is shown wearing S&M leather shorts with studs and straps (his bare chest and back are visible). A woman is shown wearing a short leather dress, thigh high boots and she carries a whip. Several women are shown wearing low-cut dresses at a dance and cleavage, bare shoulders and backs are seen. A woman wears low-cut dresses that reveal her ample cleavage and part of her bra in several scenes.
 A young woman tries to convince a man to have sex with her and join her in her bed (he does not). A man asks another man if he'd like to swap girlfriends and the other man is appalled. A man leaves another married man alone with an 18-year-old girl and suggests that the man should have sex with her (he does not). A man invites another man to join him in a hot tub (the man does not accept). A man wearing thong swim trunks is seen and his bare buttocks are shown in an extended shot where he asks another man if he can get him anything and flexes his buttocks suggestively. A young woman invites a man to her birthday party in a sexually suggestive manner.
 A man ogles a young woman (17 years old) wearing a tank top and short shorts (cleavage and bare legs are shown); she sees him, approaches and hugs him. A man looks at pornographic magazines (we see the cover of one featuring women wearing skimpy swimwear and revealing cleavage, bare abdomens and legs) and is interrupted by his father. A woman wearing a skimpy bikini applies sunscreen and the camera focuses on her legs and barely covered buttocks when she bends over while several men gawk at her. A man's father looks at a pornographic magazine and complains that the pages are all stuck together. Several men gawk at young women wearing skimpy bikinis and discuss the sex lives of "high school girls." We see clothing items strewn on a floor as the camera pans toward a bed that is bouncing rhythmically and it turns out to be a mother rocking her child to sleep.
 A man tells a woman that he saw his teenage son "humping a pie." A woman tells a man that she caught her teenage son having sex with several teenage girls. A woman tells a man that she found her teenage son putting her hairbrush in his anus. Several men discuss sex in explicit terms in several scenes. A husband and his wife discuss their lack of intimacy and the woman confronts the man about a pornographic website that he has been visiting. A man and his father talk about "dating services" and the father misunderstands thinking that his son is talking about sexual services. A man talks to his adult son about how he and his wife would have sex after they became parents. Four adults play a drinking game and there are references to having sex in public and having sex in orgies. A man and his adult son discuss sexuality, masturbation, dating and intimacy in several scenes. A woman tells her adult son, "If you don't want to see more of your mother than you want, you'd better stay out late." A man and a woman talk about being caught "making out." A song's lyrics include references to "bump and grind" in an introductory sequence. A husband and his wife flirt and talk about meeting later (it is implied that they are planning to have sex). A man wears a T-shirt that reads "Orgasm Donor." A woman makes a sexually suggestive remark to a younger man about lacrosse equipment. A man says he was "obsessed with sex." Two men tell another man that they are engaged, that they are gay and that most of the high school lacrosse team was gay (the man seems alarmed); they remind him of a time when he found two male team mates having sex in the shower and he says "I thought they were wrestling." A woman introduces another woman as her girlfriend and a man says they should kiss to prove it. A mother talks about a rash that her young son has and describes applying salve to the affected areas.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man ties two jet skis to the back of a truck and speeds away slamming the jet skis into trees and we see them break apart leaving a small piece dragging behind the truck. A man drives a motorcycle recklessly and swerves in front of cars that screech to a halt to avoid hitting him.
 A young man shoves a man to the ground and threatens to beat him up, a few other young men fight with several men (punches are thrown and people are knocked to the ground), a woman with a whip hits one of the young men on the back and the fight ends when the police arrive. A man and a woman kiss on a dance floor and they are interrupted by her boyfriend, who threatens the man until another man punches him in the face (he falls to the floor and no blood is evident). Two men jump off the roof of a house and we hear them grunt when they hit the ground. A man climbs out a second story window and falls to the ground (he is unharmed). A young woman riding in a car (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) with a married man unfastens his pants, moves her head toward his crotch and the man slams on the brakes causing her to knock her head on the steering wheel; we see her lying motionless in his lap as he tries to wake her up (she is shown unharmed later). A woman strikes a man in the crotch and he moans.
 We hear that a man had a heart attack and is in the hospital. A man threatens to "kick some kid's "teeth in." A video shows a teen boy's Bar Mitzvah and another teen boy takes his scarf and shouts, "I got your Jew scarf." A man teases another man about the size of his endowment. A man threatens another man.
 A man on a beach steals several bikini tops from women sunbathing and one woman screams while holding her hands over her bare breasts.
 A man shows a scar on his arm and explains that it was painful. A man pulls down his shorts and sits in a chest cooler where he proceeds to defecate (we hear squishing and splattering); another man reaches into the cooler and pulls out his feces-covered hand. A man flatulates while sleeping.

PROFANITY 9 - About 43 F-words ad its derivatives, 10 sexually suggestive acronyms (MILF), 2 obscene hand gestures, 52 sexual references, 35 scatological terms (2 mild), 41 anatomical terms (3 mild), 23 mild obscenities, name-calling (dumb, crazy, prude, jerk, lame, stupid, dork), exclamations (shut up), 35 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman takes two ecstasy pills with alcohol, several young people are shown smoking (presumably marijuana) from a bong, and a man and a woman smoke marijuana. We see empty bottles of champagne and partially filled glasses on a table, people drink alcohol in a bar, several men drink shots of alcohol, three young men drink beer, many young people (around 18) are shown drinking alcohol to the point of inebriation, four adults play a drinking game and one woman drinks repeatedly, a young woman drinks from a bottle of alcohol, two men drink shots at a party and one of the men appears drunk later, a man drinks a beer, and people drink alcohol at a reunion.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - High school, marriage, parenting, death of a spouse, love, first loves, ambition, goals, growing up, homosexuality, real relationships, respect, infidelity, lying, embarrassment, jealousy, reality, mothers having sex with their son's friends.

MESSAGE - Everyone has to grow up sometime -- sort of.

Special Keywords: S8 - V3 - P9 - MPAAR

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member


A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.




INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



HOW TO SUPPORT KIDS-IN-MIND

1. 

Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.

2. 

Tell all your friends: Please recommend kids-in-mind.com to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.

3. 

Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.




Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.