Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

9.30PM, 7MATE

Let’s face it. No one in their right mind watches a movie se­quel th­ese days ex­pect­ing the wheel to be re- in­vented. How­ever, not even the most rav­en­ous fans of Amer­i­can Pie will be able to stom­ach what is go­ing on in the fol­low- up. Amer­i­can Pie 2 is a grubby, schlubby grab for box- offi ce cash that re­vis­its each and ev­ery joke from the fi rst fi lm to cover up for the un­avoid­able fact the new ma­te­rial ( again writ­ten by Adam Herz) is hope­lessly be­low par. Sure, the fi rst Pie was no clas­sic. But what it did have in its favour was a fresh, in­fec­tiously up- for- it cast and a brazen de­ter­mi­na­tion to break taboos with hu­mour. This time around, the ac­tors dis­play all the en­thu­si­asm of peo­ple who didn’t spot the oblig­a­tory you- must- showup- for- the- se­quel clause in their orig­i­nal con­tracts.

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