American Wedding (2003)

American Wedding (2003)
American Wedding (2003) DVD/Blu-Ray

By: Shaun Wren (Three Beers)
How many beers do you recommend for this movie?
1 Beer! A Toast! Great Movie!2 Beers! Good Movie!3 Beers! Okay Movie!4 Beers! Mediocre Movie!5 Beers! Awful Movie!6-Pack! Bad movie! Do not be Sober!

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Jim (Jason Briggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are getting married in front of family and friends. These include his high school friends Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (Eddie Thomas), and we also get to meet Michelle’s family for the first time, including her sister Cadence (January Jones).

However, there is one person that is off the guest list: Steven Stifler (Seann William Scott).  Unfortunately, he finds out and gets himself invited and that’s when the fun beings, which includes a trip to a gay bar and setting up a secret bachelor party.

A Toast

The trilogy has finally reached its end and what a wacky, odd, and life-learning journey it’s been.  I think this was the right thing to do as both the actors and the fans have grown up and becoming more mature.

It starts with Jim being bailed out by his dad when he forgets the wedding ring and this sets the scene for the rest of the movie.  And what is an American Pie film without Jim’s dick getting mistreated? Again.

The inclusion of Michelle’s sister Cadence adds something different and has its own story within the movie as we get to see Finch and Stifler swap personalities to impress the maid of honour.

There are a few funny moments, for example when Stifler has a dance battle against Bear (a big gay bloke) in a gay bar. Also, we see Stifler eating dog shit which is both pretty hilarious and disgusting.

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Beer Two

This film only has six of the original cast members from the first American Pie from back in 1999, which is a shame and also begs the question: where was Oz?

According to Chris Klein, he was never approached and the director decided not to bring him back because he wouldn’t add much to the film.

That maybe true, but he’s still one of the main characters of the pack and it would have been good for his character to see his best friend getting married. The odd thing is he doesn’t get a mention, not even a reason why he wasn’t coming, which I found to be a great shame of the movie.

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Beer Three

The character of Stifler is starting to get old.  In the first two movies it was fine, but now with seeing some of your high school friends getting married, you need to have a look at your life.

Being coach of the football team is great, but being the bus driver isn’t and changing the words on a cake is pathetic. He shows that he has heart when he organised the wedding and falls for Candice and you just hope that he will change.

Verdict

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This film feels focused, but it doesn’t live up to the ending which this film deserves.

 

Drinking Game

Take a Drink: when Stifler calls Finch Shitbreak.

Do a Shot: when Stifler does the full dance routine

Do a Shot: when the strippers appear.

Take a Drink: for every scene Oz would have been in.

Take a Drink: when someone says “coach” or “team”.

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One comment

  1. I remember thinking this was absolutely hilarious when it came out, but haven’t watched it since. I really wasn’t impressed with Reunion last year, so I wonder how much of that is memory vs. reality.

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