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American Wedding

comedy


You're on the guest list - for this uproarious comedy hit packed with exclusive Pie-style features! The American Pie gang returns to wreak havoc with a new rite of passage when Jim and Michelle decide to get married!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    55%
  • Audience Score
    63%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Another slice of American Pie. Older teens only.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is an exuberantly outrageous movie with humor that is good-hearted but extremely explicit. There are jokes about every body part and function and about every kind of sexual practice, heterosexual and homosexual, including oral sex, mild S&M, and the use of sex toys. The language is extremely strong, with nonstop swearwords and exceptionally explicit sexual references. A character moons the others. A character has sex with someone thinking it is someone else. Stifler once again ingests a substance for gross-out effect. There is social drinking. The issue of religious intermarriage is raised when one family member objects, but everyone else is completely supportive.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this third movie iin the fanchise compares with the previous two. Is it still working or getting tired?
  • American Wedding plays with younger-vs.-older-generation and male- vs.-female humor. Which gender or generation in this movie understands the other one best?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    55%
    reviews counted: 8
    see all American Wedding reviews
  • Audience

    63%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Clint Morris, Mediasharx, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The "American Pie" franchise throws in another kitchen sink of gross-out sight gags by screenwriter Adam Herz ("American Pie" 1 and 2) in this third, and hopefully final installment, of percolating testosterone commotion.

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Audience Reviews

2 stars

American Wedding is mediocre to say the least. The film lacks the originality that made the first film so enjoyable, but by this third film, it's easy to see why sometimes the comedic formula tends to be a bit tired out. There are a few good moments to be had here, good laughs too, but I just felt that they tried too hard with this one. However there are some hilarious moments here, especially when Stiffler is on-screen. The film loses its charm at times, and it's a shame because the idea for the film was very interesting, unfortunately the film is the worst of four films, and the writing is pretty lazy, and some jokes really don't work. This is a film just ran out of effective ideas. The film started off well, but by the end was pretty mediocre. The film has too many bits where the humour falls flat. I think that the film could have used a few rewrites to really work out the kinks in the script. Add to that the fact that many of the cast that made the first film so much fun weren't there to add more excitement to the film made this film a very ordinary mediocre comedy. With this film, it just felt like the filmmakers were trying too hard. American Wedding was mediocre at best, but in the end I just thought that this was the weakest film in the four film franchise. The jokes here are stale, and a lot of them don't work. I just thought that they could have put more effort into this film.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Monday, April 9, 2012

2 stars

American Wedding is mediocre to say the least. The film lacks the originality that made the first film so enjoyable, but by this third film, it's easy to see why sometimes the comedic formula tends to be a bit tired out. There are a few good moments to be had here, good laughs too, but I just felt that they tried too hard with this one. However there are some hilarious moments here, especially when Stiffler is on-screen. The film loses its charm at times, and it's a shame because the idea for the film was very interesting, unfortunately the film is the worst of four films, and the writing is pretty lazy, and some jokes really don't work. This is a film just ran out of effective ideas. The film started off well, but by the end was pretty mediocre. The film has too many bits where the humour falls flat. I think that the film could have used a few rewrites to really work out the kinks in the script. Add to that the fact that many of the cast that made the first film so much fun weren't there to add more excitement to the film made this film a very ordinary mediocre comedy. With this film, it just felt like the filmmakers were trying too hard. American Wedding was mediocre at best, but in the end I just thought that this was the weakest film in the four film franchise. The jokes here are stale, and a lot of them don't work. I just thought that they could have put more effort into this film.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Monday, April 9, 2012

3 stars

The best part of the American Pie films for me has been the relationship between lovable yet geeky horndog Jim and Michelle the band geek who proved she has quite a wild side. First they hooked up at prom, then, in part two they genuinely fell in love. In this, the third (and for a while, final) film in the series, the film takes the logical route to a story that started with maturation and virginity loss and concludes with Jim proposing marriage to Michelle. What follows, as you might expect, is a zany plot filled to the brim with gross out gags and crude sexual humor, as well as one bad thing after another happening, but all ends well, and, much like the first film, there's a good story here, as well as tons of heart, charm, and sweetness. Stiffler has never really been my favorite character, but he becomes quite the focus for a lot of the time. The way they handle his character though marks a big turn for him, and he really shows his true colors, even if it means Finch (my favorite) and Kevin take a back seat to helping Jim get through all his problems to come out on top. The film sees the departure of several significant characters in the series, absent in reality due to scheduling conflicts and difficulties with coming up with good plot lines for them all. It bugs me though, because there's no explanation given within the film for all of this. Things I liked about this film, aside from a logical story line that people care about, and a good mix of heart to go with the raunch, the casting of the great Fred Willard as Michelle's dad, made even more fun by the fact that he and Eugene Levy together can ham it up as the well meaning and caring, but sometimes embarrassing dads. Seeing Finch and Stiffler trade roles and behavior in order to fight over Michelle's hot little sister (a young January Jones) is good too. The use of two versions (due to licensing issues) of the great Van Morrison song "Into the Mystic" during the big climax is great too. Overall, the film is a lot of fun and wraps up a good trilogy nicely. It's not perfect, and despite his coming around, there's still too much Stiffler and not enough of Jim's 'real' friends, although, like I said, the way they handle the Stiffler subplot acts works nicely. Oh and of course, you have to throw in John Cho and Jennifer Coolidge for good measure. I enjoyed this film, and think you should give it a shot.

- cosmo313, Monday, November 12, 2012