MPAA Rated – R
It’s 1:45 Long
A Review by:
– The Dude on the Right
Movie Stats & Links
|Starring:||Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Nikki Schieler Ziering|
|Released By:||Universal Pictures|
|Kiddie Movie:||Oh no.|
|Date Movie:||Sure, it’s about a wedding.|
|Gratuitous Sex:||Some gratuitous nudity.|
|Memorable Scene:||Stifler losing the ring.|
|Memorable Quote:||Too many to list.|
|Directed By:||Jesse Dylan|
Well, the boys and girls are back, or at least most of them, in what is supposed to be the last of the “American Pie” series. This time it’s “American Wedding,” where our boy Jim (Jason Biggs, a.k.a. The Pie Fucker) is marrying the first girl he slept with, namely Michelle (Alyson Hannigan, a.k.a. The Lesbian on Buffy). Also back are Finch, Kevin, Jim’s Dad and the must have or you might as well just forget the movie, Stifler. Is it as funny as the original? Does it rise above number two? For me it nicely stuck to the framework of the movies, maybe a little more sappiness (it is about a wedding after all), but it still kept me laughing and almost made me throw up. For me, that’s good enough.
In a hilarious opening scene, once again Jim finds himself in an embarrassing situation, once again not caused by, but aided by his Dad. The question is asked, she says “Yes,” and it’s off to a hilarious look at planning a wedding, setting up a bachelor party, and Stifler trying to land himself a virgin, namely Cadence (January Jones), Michelle’s sister.
I will say that at the beginning of the film I was getting irked because they really put Stifler’s character over the top, so much so that there wouldn’t be any friendship left in my eyes, to the point of why don’t you just call the cops and get him out of your life. But with the addition of Cadence, and Stifler trying to score, it became even better how he transformed himself into the best man, still being rude, crude, and one funny dude.
In the end “American Wedding” adds a new level of gross-out comedy, makes you glad you’re not Jim, although Michelle is quite the sex-crazed girl, so maybe being Jim isn’t so bad, and if you liked either of the first “Pies” you’ll probably enjoy “Wedding.” But, if you didn’t get the humor of the first one’s stay away because this one will probably disgust you even more.
It’s 4 1/2 stars out of 5 for this one. They lost 1/2 star for Stifler being so over the top at the beginning, but that’s really the only complaint I have about the movie.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!