AMERICAN WEDDING

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Release Date: August 01, 2003

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan,
Seann William Scott, Eddie
Kaye Thomas, January Jones,
Eugene Levy, and Fred Willard

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and
adults REVIEWER: Dr. Tom
Snyder AMERICAN WEDDING may be
the weakest of the three
AMERICAN PIE movies, but one
thing’s for sure – the
gross, juvenile, immoral,
inane, abhorrent comedy is
just as bad if not worse. This
time out, Jim wants to propose
marriage to Michelle, his
girlfriend from the first two
movies, but not before Jim’s
dad catches them in an
embarrassing sexual situation
at the fancy restaurant. Now
engaged, Michelle wants the
wedding to go perfectly. She
gets Jim to promise her not to
invite Steve Stiffler, the
rude, crude guy from the first
two movies. Jim agrees, but
when he learns that Stiffler
can teach him how to dance,
something that Michelle has
always wanted Jim to learn,
Jim agrees to let Steve plan
his bachelor party. Of course,
the bachelor party turns into
a fiasco, witnessed by Jim’s
future in-laws. A quick
explanation from Steve makes
everything all right, but it
earns Steve an invite to the
wedding. A rivalry over
Michelle’s beautiful sister
Cadence between Steve and
Jim’s friend Finch threatens
to ruin everything for
Michelle, however. Incessantly
obscene foul language,
rampantly vulgar sexual
content, some explicit nudity,
and a degenerate, juvenile
attitude to shock the audience
for shock’s sake are the
rule rather than the exception
here. At one point, the bride
and groom agree with one
another that she is a
nymphomaniac and he is a
pervert. They also agree that
this is “perfectly natural
normal,” a pet phrase of
Jim’s dad, who’s played
endearingly by Eugene Levy. In
other words, in the world of
the AMERICAN PIE movies, the
abnormal has become
normal. AMERICAN WEDDING is a
perfect example of the kind of
movies we get when we remove
all standards of decency and
taste from popular culture.
The only thing that even
approaches, just barely, a
modicum of clean comedy is a
goofy dance scene starring the
Stiffler character. Of course,
the filmmakers and the actors
behind it all are laughing all
the way to the bank, which
proves the biblical aphorism
that the love of money is the
root of all kinds of
evil. Please address your
comments to: Stacey Snider,
Chairman Universal
Pictures Ron Meyer,
President/COO Universal
Studios 100 Universal City
Plaza Universal City, CA
91608-1085 Phone: (818)
777-1000 Web Page:
www.universalstudios.com

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Director: Jesse Dylan

Executive Producer:

Producer: Warren Zide, Craig Perry,
Chris Moore, Adfam Herz, and
Chris Bender EXECUTIVE
PRODUCERS: Paul Weiz, Chris
Weitz, and Louis G. Friedman

Writer: Adam Herz

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Content:

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GENRE: Comedy

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Summary:

In AMERICAN WEDDING, a vile sequel to the abhorrent AMERICAN PIE movies, the protagonist’s wedding is nearly ruined by one of his rude friends. Incessantly obscene foul language, rampantly vulgar sexual content, some explicit nudity, and a degenerate, juvenile attitude to shock the audience for shock’s sake are the rule rather than the exception here.

Review:

AMERICAN WEDDING may be the weakest of the three AMERICAN PIE movies, but one thing’s for sure – the gross, juvenile, immoral, inane, abhorrent comedy is just as bad if not worse.

This time out, Jim wants to propose marriage to Michelle, his girlfriend from the first two movies, but not before Jim’s dad catches them in an embarrassing sexual situation at the fancy restaurant. Now engaged, Michelle wants the wedding to go perfectly. She gets Jim to promise her not to invite Steve Stiffler, the rude, crude guy from the first two movies. Jim agrees, but when he learns that Stiffler can teach him how to dance, something that Michelle has always wanted Jim to learn, Jim agrees to let Steve plan his bachelor party.

Of course, the bachelor party turns into a fiasco, witnessed by Jim’s future in-laws. A quick explanation from Steve makes everything all right, but it earns Steve an invite to the wedding. A rivalry over Michelle’s beautiful sister Cadence between Steve and Jim’s friend Finch threatens to ruin everything for Michelle, however.

Incessantly obscene foul language, rampantly vulgar sexual content, some explicit nudity, and a degenerate, juvenile attitude to shock the audience for shock’s sake are the rule rather than the exception here. At one point, the bride and groom agree with one another that she is a nymphomaniac and he is a pervert. They also agree that this is “perfectly natural normal,” a pet phrase of Jim’s dad, who’s played endearingly by Eugene Levy. In other words, in the world of the AMERICAN PIE movies, the abnormal has become normal.

AMERICAN WEDDING is a perfect example of the kind of movies we get when we remove all standards of decency and taste from popular culture. The only thing that even approaches, just barely, a modicum of clean comedy is a goofy dance scene starring the Stiffler character. Of course, the filmmakers and the actors behind it all are laughing all the way to the bank, which proves the biblical aphorism that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

Please address your comments to:

Stacey Snider, Chairman

Universal Pictures

Ron Meyer, President/COO

Universal Studios

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608-1085

Phone: (818) 777-1000

Web Page: www.universalstudios.com

SUMMARY: In AMERICAN WEDDING, a vile sequel to the abhorrent AMERICAN PIE movies, the protagonist’s wedding is nearly ruined by one of his rude friends. Incessantly obscene foul language, rampantly vulgar sexual content, some explicit nudity, and a degenerate, juvenile attitude to shock the audience for shock’s sake are the rule rather than the exception here.

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