No apple pies were harmed during the making of American Reunion, although fond memories take a beating.
What seemed like a decent idea — American Pie's cast sharing a fourth and final stroll through the gutter — is swamped by the reason why most of these actors haven't worked much between sequels. They simply aren't special, or even that good at what they're doing.
Take Jason Biggs, for example. Biggs plays nice guy Jim Levenstein, whose molestation of a pastry became the franchise's signature moment back in 1999. Sadly, it also remains Biggs' career moment; even Woody Allen couldn't coax anything more in Anything Else. Biggs has a pleasant stammer, and is fearless about looking foolish, nothing more.
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