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Fans of the long-running American Pie franchise got another glimpse Wednesday at the gag-inducing shenanigans of Stifler and company in a new full-length trailer. The two-and-a-half minute clip shows how far the core characters have come over the last decade, as well as how desperately they want to go back to their teenage years.
Written by Adam Herz and directed by then-newcomers Paul and Chris Weitz, the first American Pie became a surprise hit in 1999 and augmented teen comedy conventions with amounts of raunchy humor that hadn’t been seen since the 1980s. After two more installments, the series made a transition to DVD, where distributor Universal Pictures produced four more films with a tenuous connection to their theatrical counterparts. American Reunion, which was written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle), brings the series full circle, reuniting all of the members of the original film’s cast, and taking a look at their lives ten years later.
In the new clip, which premiered on Yahoo Movies, Seann William Scott’s Stifler remains the group’s instigator/ enfant terrible, and he encourages the very married Jim (Jason Biggs) to have a fling with a teenage girl named Kara (Ali Cobrin) he used to babysit. Meanwhile, Oz (Chris Klein) reconnects with his former flame Heather (Mena Suvari), only to discover that she’s dating someone new. Hijinks ensue when Jim, Stifler, Oz, Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) come together for their class reunion, only to discover that the current graduating class has a lot less respect for their experiences than they feel like they deserve.
Check out the clip below. American Reunion opens nationwide in theaters April 6, 2012.
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