After finishing college Jim (Biggs)
sees the next natural step in his relationship with Michelle (Hannigan) is
to get married. After a rather public proposal, the two start to plan their
dream wedding. With the help of Finch (Thomas) and Kevin (Nicholas), Jim hopes
to get everything right for Michelle but when Stifler (William Scott) finds
out that he is not included, he takes matters into his own hands by getting
close to Michelle's parents and her extremely attractive younger sister Cadence
Most of the gang return
for a third slice of American Pie and the jokes are as sordid and childish
Even though a lot
of the cast are missing (Chris Klein as Oz, Shannon Elizabeth as Nadia, Mena
Suvari as Heather and Tara Reid as Vicky), the key and best characters have
returned for more fun with toilet, sexual humour. Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan
are as good as ever as the hapless Jim and the nymphomaniac Michelle. They
have excellent screen chemistry and have really grown into the roles. They
are so well suited that you just can't help smiling as you watch the two characters
at the altar exchanging their vows. Seann William Scott and Eddie Kaye Thomas
continue their mutual dislike of one another as Stifler and Finch. Fighting
for the attention of Cadence, played by January Jones, Stifler and Finch go
through a hysterical reversal of roles. Just imagine Stifler trying to be
intelligent and you'll get the picture. Thomas Ian Nicholas's Kevin is still
as uninteresting as ever, as the role is still seriously underwritten. Eugene
Levy as Jim's Dad steals the show again with some classic one-liners and his
usual brand of advice.
The humour is as gross
as ever and the comedic set pieces match the tone set by the previous movies.
You know what to expect and the American Pie team deliver the goods, been
the best exponents of the teen gross out comedy genre. But what sets these
movies apart from the multitude of facsimiles that followed the original is
the underlying themes that run through each film. The first covered sexual
discovery and the second relationships, the third covers marriage, responsibility
and finally growing up and again it does it really well. Credit has to go
to the writer of all three movies, Adam Hertz who has injected these elements
of Jim's life in between his usual disastrous escapades.
American Pie: The
Wedding is as funny as the previous two films and a great conclusion to a
very well written and acted series (Unless we get a fourth outing of course).
While I would have liked to have seen a bigger bachelor party and had a better
explanation why so many of the characters where missing in the plot, the remaining
cast members more than made up the ensemble sort comings. Just put it this
way, you will never eat a chocolate truffle again.
PICTURE & SOUND
Presented in Widescreen
2.35:1 Anamorphic with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, the transfer as with
most modern films, is crystal clear and sounds superb. The colours are vibrant,
especially during the wedding scene and the surround sound comes into its
own during the 'Nightclub Dance-battle' scene.
This is also the Un-rated, extended version that is riddled with extra or
extended scenes. Most are expanded character interaction but the highlight
is the extra scenes in the Bachelor Party, which makes an already funny scene
even more hysterical.
from director Jesse Dylan and star Seann William Scott
This is a very funny commentary from both the director and star. Director
Jesse Dylan tries to talk about the more technical side of the filmmaking
process but the constant gags and interruption for Seann William Scott turn
this commentary into a fun, amusing insight into the movie.
from stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas & Thomas Ian Nicholas
The best commentaries are one with groups of cast members and this is no exception.
You can tell the four young stars have become firm friends over the last three
movies, as there is a real sense of fun and mockery in their conversation,
which you would only get among good mates. Some of Eddie Kaye Thomas's (Finch)
put downs and one-liners are priceless and Jason Biggs is a genuinely funny
Twelve deleted scenes introduced by writer/producer Adam Herz and star Seann
William Scott. Each of them gets an explanation why it was cut but you can
honestly see why for yourself. The extended Blow-up Doll scene is a highlight
Bloopers from filming which mainly feature Jason Biggs as Jim and Seann William
Scott as Stifler. It makes you think that William Scott can't help but laugh
during every take.
Stifler Speak (7.15
Writer Adam Herz and Seann William Scott talk about everyone's favourite foul-mouthed
Jock, Steve Stifler. William Scott shows us behind-the-scenes footage of him
improvising many of Stifler's lines and Herz explains his joy at creating
and writing the character. Seann William Scott's first casting video is also
included and the rest of the cast talk about living with Stifler.
Enter the Dominatrix:
Inside the Bachelor Party (9.47 mins)
Ex-Playboy Playmate Nikki Ziering introduces a spicier behind-the-scenes featurette.
From the writers coming up with all the crazy ideas to the actual filming,
Nikki takes you on a tour of the set and all the props used in the outrageous
scene. There is also a Finch cam, as Eddie Kaye Thomas walks around the set
eyeing the girls and laughing at his friends.
Grooming the Groom
Star Jason Biggs discusses Jim's region, as the hapless Groom gives himself
a special haircut for his wedding night. We also go behind-the-scenes of the
Video (2.59 mins)
Behind-the-scenes of the wedding but filmed in a way to look like a stereotypical
wedding video, right down to the awful backing music.
Journal (9.54 mins)
The beautiful and funny Nikki Ziering's video diary about how she prepared
for the LA premiere of the movie. It includes trips to the gym, skin doctor,
dress shop and of course hair and make-up.
With an extended version of the movie and some excellent bonus material, this
is a must for all American Pie fans. The commentaries are very funny and the
featurettes are a superb insight into the making of the film. Writer Adam
Herz is the star of the show, as he speaks passionately about his creations
and the sense of fun runs through every part of this DVD.
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