Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Not to be confused with the American Pie installment of the same name, this 2004 drama travels to the small but ethnically diverse town of Ojai, California. Spanning the 24 hour period just prior to the Class of 1981's 20th Reunion, the film finds Latina mayor Margaret (Marlene Forte) bringing together several individuals, in an effort to re-evoke the "good old days." Her invitees include five buddies, a younger brother, and an enigmatic photographer. Initially, she desperately attempts to recapture the elusive joy of her adolescent years as she grapples with the opening speech of the reunion. The hours that follow, however, transport the woman on a journey of self-discovery, as she begins to conclude that the present and the future are far more vital than lost youth.
mayor, photographer, reunion, self-discovery