This weekend is my 10 year high school reunion. In honor of the awkwardness that will ensue, here are some Reunion Movies to prepare for cocktails.
*I haven’t seen “Grosse Pointe Blank” Sorry.
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Ice fishing with Uma Thurman, worldly wisdom from Michael Rapaport, brooding Matt Dillon, jealous Lauren Holly, and adorable little Natalie Portman surround Timothy Hutton’s character Willie who comes back to his small town for his high school reunion.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Epic Movie is Epic. Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino (where are you Mira Sorvino?) head down to their high school reunion determined to flip the script on their high school experience. They decide that “inventing Post-Its” is a great credential, but realize a lasting friendship was their real achievement. I cry just thinking about Kudrow, Sorvino and Alan Cumming dancing to “Time After Time.”
American Reunion (2012)
On their 13th reunion (the 10 year didn’t get off the ground) we meet the gang and find while some things have changed, Jim (Jason Biggs) is still the lovable pervert he was in high school. A cute movie and just as delightful as seeing people you used to know 10 years ago.
Zach and Miri Make A Porno (2008)
After going to their high school reunion and meeting a classmate that made it big in porn, best friends and roommates Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen decide to produce and star in a porn flick to get out of their dismal financial situation. In doing the deed they find they love each other more than friends. So hilarious, raunchy and sweet. Jason Mewes’ best work.
An entertaining Italian comedy about a group of high school friends required to come back together to take their graduate exams over again. Re-connecting they find old grudges unfounded, crushes bloom to romance, and together they do that last bit of growing up.