A Perfectly Normal Natural Thing
American Wedding
Review by Ross Anthony

Sean William Scott (Stiffler) told me that his character would be all over this film -- and he was right. Click here for that interview. So if you're a Stiffler fan, you'll be in hog heaven. Actually, though intentionally annoying, Scott does a fine job.

You can expect the same over-the-top sexual humor made visual from "American Pie" and "American Pie 2." However, here you'll find a shade less finesse and certainly an absence of moderation. In a way, the American Wedding becomes a Stiffler of a film. All indulgent, too little heart.

Still, if you're not offended easily, you'll no doubt have to admit it's funny. And funny is its main goal. On the other hand, if you don't find sexual site gags amusing, if you don't care to hear the F-word more than once per film -- goodness, don't go see this one.

Studio Synopsis:
With East Great Falls High now just a memory, the kids have grown into young adults ready to wreak havoc with a new right of passage: Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Hannigan) are getting married - in a hurry. Jim's grandmother is sick and wants to see Jim walk down the aisle, so they're going for it in two frantic weeks. Stifler plans to be there (bridesmaids!), and more importantly to throw the ultimate bachelor party (strippers!). Finch (Thomas) is all for the hedonistic rituals, but not for letting Stifler steal the maid of honor, who happens to be Michelle's sexy younger sister, Cadence (January Jones). But while everybody else sweats and frets, Jim's Dad (Levy) is cool as ever, dispensing advice that no one wants to hear and getting ready for one of the best days of his life.

[Interview with Sean William Scott]

  • American Wedding. Copyright © 2003.
  • Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy.
  • Directed by Jesse Dylan.
  • Screenplay by Adam Herz.
  • Produced by Warren Zide, Craig Perry, Chris Moore, Adam Herz, Chris Bender at Universal.


Copyright © 2003. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: RossAnthony.com

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