Monday, September 9, 2013

American Wedding (2003)

Number Rolled: 27
Movie Name/Year: American Wedding (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 96 minutes
Rating: UR
Director: Jesse Dylan
Writer: Adam Herz
Actors: 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 Ziering, Jennifer Coolidge

Jim has been with Michelle for roughly three years. Having been to hell and back with her (“American Pie” and “American Pie 2”), he’s ready to pop the question. After a rather typical screw up of his, involving his dad, she says yes and they get to planning the big day. When his anti-friend from high school, Stifler, is stiffed on the invitation, they find out how badly he wants to be there.

Although this is the third installment of the “American Pie” series, it does have the capability to stand on its own as an immature romantic comedy. It may never stand up to the best comedies in the world, or even hold a candle to them, but it’s not bad. When you’re looking for nothing but a cheap and easy laugh – maybe at the end of a horrible day – this is the kind of movie you might want to look for. It doesn’t make you think. It doesn’t teach you a lesson; it just grosses you out and makes you giggle however it possibly can. That’s the whole point of this film, and it’s relatively brilliant at its raunchy slapstick format.

The actors are good for this kind of movie. Of course, most of them wouldn’t have been able to pull off more serious movies with this level of acting, Jason Biggs being the exception. Throughout the first three films of the series, he’s the only actor that consistently reached me. The problem was, even though the trailer made it look like he was the main character, he wasn’t. Stifler was the main character and I’m not the biggest fan of Seann William Scott. In fact, the mere sound of his voice makes me twitch.

If you liked the first two “American Pie’s,” than you’ll most likely enjoy this one. I don’t much see the point in the ones that follow, nor do I have any interest in seeing them. I think American Wedding is a good closer for the series.

Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

The Random Rating: R (for implied sex scenes and prolonged nudity)

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