aka AMERICAN WEDDING aka AMERICAN PIE 3
Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger
Starring: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, January Jones
Director: Jesse Dylan
I liked the first two AMERICAN PIE films a lot, so you would think that I would have really been looking forward to the third instalment, but I have to admit that I was apprehensive about the prospect of another slice of PIE. I just didn’t think they could pull off enough fresh laughs on a third visit. How wrong I was! My only doubt at the end of the movie was did I actually stop laughing at any point in the screening.
AMERICAN PIE 3 dumps the peripheral characters from the first two and concentrates on Jim Levinstein (Jason Biggs) who is getting married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) while Stifler (Seann William Scott) does everything possible to create as much constant havoc as he can. Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) are still there to lend support and Jim’s dad (Eugene Levy) is back to give his unique brand of advice.
We do get some new faces with Cadence (January Jones) playing Michelle’s sister and the object of Stifler’s desire, plus an excellent scene with two very hot girls, Officer Krystal (Nikki Schieler Ziering) and Fraulein Brandi (Amanda Swiston) who will stick in most males’ minds!
So what about the main joke that will be the “killer app” on which to sell the movie? They all have one don’t they? Not AMERICAN PIE 3! Not one that is but countless most memorable scenes that you won’t ever forget. There’s the aforementioned pair of hotties in a French maid/S&M attempted stag night piece (unbelievably hilarious), the wedding ring in chocolate truffle/dog shit (gross-out can’t watch laughter), blow job in dark closet (don’t even wanna think about it), pubic hair in cake (really-believe it) and who will ever forget the Stifler dance-off in a gay bar (fantastic) – the list really does go on and on.
The filmmakers have thrown everything into this. If you only see one comedy this year or even this decade, this has to be it. AMERICAN PIE 3 is like two movies, one comedy with Jason Biggs’ character and another riotous comedy with Seann William Scott’s Stifler running right the way across the first one. They are both good but together they are comic genius.
AMERICAN PIE: AMERICAN WEDDING should really be called STILFER’S MOVIE – he’s in almost every scene and Seann William Scott works overtime to make Stifler the funniest, loudest and most outrageous larger than life character in the movie – and it works.
I really can’t say enough about how good this movie is. AMERICAN PIE 3 is the best PIE so far – by a mile!