Jul 252004
 

American Wedding (2003)

The third film in the American Pie series deals with the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim’s old friends from high school and Michelle’s little sister.

Directed by
Jesse Dylan

Genres
Comedy

Cast
Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones, Eugene Levy, Molly Cheek, Deborah Rush, Fred Willard, Angela Paton, Eric Allan Kramer, Amanda Swisten, Nikki Schieler Ziering, Lawrence Pressman

DVD

American Wedding is a little less funny than both ‘American Pie’ and ‘American Pie 2’ but still has the shameless charm of the first two. It still wants the best for the main characters and especially the final sequences show us that.

I can be very short on the story. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are about to get married and this movie shows us a lot of things that could go wrong. Jim’s best friends Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) show up and of course the movie could not do without Stifler (Seann William Scott) who is not very wanted. He and Finch like the same girl, Michelle’s sister Cadence (January Jones). Eugene Levy shows up again as Jim’s dad and together with Stifler he is the best thing in the movie once again.

Although the two movies before ‘American Wedding’ were a little more funny there are still enough shameless jokes to enjoy. Jason Biggs must have had so much humiliating moments that one more doesn’t really matter and the opening sequence here sets the tone for him. Almost painful to watch, but very funny. It was too bad regulars like Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Tara Reid didn’t show up for this sequel, but it didn’t make it less funny. For a third part it is still very good.

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