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American Wedding Movie

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Through the years we have watched Jim and his friends grow from  sex-starved high-schoolers at Great East Falls High into adults ready to wreak havoc with a new rite of passage: Jim and Michelle are getting married--in a hurry. With a sick grandmother who only has weeks to live, the crew tries to put together the wedding of Michelle's dream, in two weeks. Stifler's back for the Bridesmaids and, more importantly, to throw the ultimate bachelor party. Finch competes with Stifler to steal the maid of honor, who happens to be Michelle's sexy younger sister, Cadence. When nothing seems to go right, Jim's Dad is cool as ever, dispensing advice that no one wants to hear and getting ready for one of the proudest days of his life.

Just when you thought there was no joke too low for this popular movie franchise to stoop to, here comes American Wedding. But, this time around there seem to be a few surprises. Seann William Scott gives an electrifying performance as Steve Stifler and in the process almost overshadows Jason Biggs portrayal of Jim Levinstein. Stifler's character in this gross-out comedy matures and catalyzes upon meeting Cadence (January Jones), the sexy sister of Michelle Flaherty. The original American Pie introduced a cast of characters intent on portraying real-life high school teenagers through crude and lewd humor. The second American Pie tried to capitalize on the characters popularity but came off a little overblown by going off on many tangents. But the third installment in this seemingly endless franchise (like the National Lampoons) focuses on a smaller group of core characters and effectively solidifies their roles in the process.

Not bringing back every popular character for the third installment allowed the filmmakers and audience to effectively focus on the main point of the movie, Jim and Michelle's wedding. But don't get me wrong as there is no lack of comical subplots along the way.

Although the movie still fails to find the magic of the Original American Pie, audiences will still walk away with more than a few good laughs from this well-thought out motion picture. 

See this movie if you're a fan of:

American Pie (1999)

American Pie 2 (2001)

National Lampoon's Van Wilder. (2002)

Porky's (1982)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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Box Office Info:

Jason Biggs (as Jim Levinstein)
Seann William Scott (as Steve Stifler)
Alyson Hannigan (as Michelle Flaherty)
Eddie Kaye Thomas (as Paul Finch)
Thomas Ian Nicholas (as Kevin Myers)
January Jones (as Cadence Flaherty)
Eugene Levy (as Jim's Dad)

Directed By: Jesse Dylan
Written By: Adam Herz
Produced By: Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): July 24, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 41min

Budget: $55,000,000

Opening Weekend: $33,369,440

American Wedding Soundtrack

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1. Times Like These - Foo Fighters
2. Anthem - Good Charlotte
3. Forget Everything - New Found Glory
4. The Hell Song - Sum 41
5. Swing Swing - The All-American Rejects
6. I Don't Give - Avril Lavigne
7. Laid - Matt Nathanson
8. The Art Of Losing - American Hi-Fi
9. Fever For The Flava - Hot Action Cop
10. Give Up The Grudge - GOB
11. Bouncing Off The Walls - Sugarcult
12. Come Back Around - Feeder
13. Any Ohter Girl - NU
14. Beloved - The Working Title
15. Calling You - Blue October
16. Honey & The Moon - Joseph Arthur
17. Into The Mystic - The Wallflowers

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