THE THIRD FILM IN THE AMERICAN PIE SERIES DEALS WITH THE WEDDING OF JIM AND MICHELLE AND THE GATHERING OF THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, INCLUDING JIM'S OLD FRIENDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND MICHELLE'S LITTLE SISTER.
This is a funny movie but you will not like it if you tend to be a prude. It can be a little crude at times. BUT, it is SO FUNNY if you are into this kind of humor. We liked it better than the other American Pie Movies!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
A Lot Twisted and Really Funny
Lonnie E. Holder | Columbus, Indiana, United States | 01/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really should dislike this movie, because the comedy is even more disgusting and base than the previous movies in this series, but when the movie is funny, it's hilarious, and I couldn't stop laughing. Be warned, however, that much of the humor comes from gross situations.In this edition, Jim Levinstein (Jason Biggs) asks Michelle Flaherty (Alysson Hannigan) to marry him. The big moment is to happen in a very nice restaurant. Jim hints that he wants to ask Michelle a very important question, and his hinting about is misinterpreted by Michelle, who crawls under the table to do what she thinks Jim wants. In the mean time, Jim's dad, played by SCTV alumni Joe Levy, shows up and sits in Michelle's chair, unaware that she is under the table. Michelle goes unnoticed until Jim's dad mentions the wedding proposal, which causes Michelle to bump the underside of the table. Jim jumps up, his pants are down, and it's embarrassment and pandemonium. As funny as this scene is, it gets better, or worse, depending on how you look at it, from there.The movie ends up being a series of gags from beginning to end, that are both funny and often disgusting. Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) is often involved in many of these scenes. In one scene Steve and Jim are in the library with a dog when an accident with a cake happens. When Jim's dad opens the library door to bring in Michelle's parents, Steve and Jim appear to be in a very bizarre position with respect to the dog. You'll have to see this one to understand it or believe it.There are another pair of scenes that are related involving a gay bar, a bachelor party, with Stifler involved, of course, and Michelle's parents. While not every moment of these scenes are funny, they are in several places, and I found myself laughing all the way through the scene where Jim is supposed to be having dinner at home with Michelle's parents.Stifler manages to get himself invited to the wedding, and even manages to convince Michelle's mother to let him carry the wedding ring. Unfortunately Stifler manages to lose the ring, which a small dog then eats. How Stifler gets the ring back is simultaneously funny and gross.While Stifler acts like the jerk he is for much of the movie, near the end we see Stifler make a mistake, and then pull out the stops to correct his error. For just a moment we get to see Stifler actually act like a human, and the movie turns out all right.I watched many of the extra features on the DVD. The two features I thought were the best were the deleted scenes and the outtakes. Watch them after seeing the movie.I gave this movie three stars even though it was a laugh-fest all the way through. Much of the humor is gross and disgusting, and the situations used to get the laughs are totally unrealistic and bizarre (well, none of these have ever happened to anyone I know). If you enjoyed the first two "American Pie" movies, you'll enjoy this one as well. Definitely not a family movie and many adults will find portions of the movie a bit too bizarre to be enjoyable. However, for those who like Mad Magazine and can handle gross jokes, this movie is a blast."
Are these reviewers on drugs?
Olozbal | Guam | 01/19/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I just got done seeting this movie and it was terrible! I loved American Pie #1, #2 was pretty good, #3 was so forced I was amazed. They crammed Stiffler in there so badly it ruined the movie."
The absolutely best part in the series.
MANhattan | 09/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I went to the cinema today to see the third and "last" part of the series, which kept me laughing in every movie.
And to my own surprise I noticed that this is definetely the best and funniest part of the series.
The jokes doesn't sounds old and it's still fresh and dirrty exciting. All the actors are great and the storyline is interesting and gives the audience a good and lovely "end" of a movie series that will stay in mind.P.S.: My parents did also think that it is very funny."
The movie is great, but the DVD ...
Ivan K. Samuelson | OH USA | 01/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I won't go into the movie. Those who have seen it know it's a funny, yet heart-warming story in the end. The movie itself I would give about 3.5 stars. American Pie 1 and 2 are better, but AW is NOT a bad movie and is still an excellent final chapter to the entire American Pie series. My qualms lie with what Universal Studios has chosen to do with the ads, and it occured with a previous Universal DVD release, Animal House.The AW DVD has some features that are cool, including deleted scenes and the Unrated version goes into why they created an unrated version. What I also like with the unrated DVD release is that you have both the theatrical release and the unrated version. I think that's an excellent marketing ploy. The extra scenes are okay, but I don't know if they are totally worth it except one part where Finch, Kevin and Stifler are asked if they would like to see the two strippers kiss. Their answer to it is hilarious and it pays a great homage to AP2. But, the one annoying thing about this DVD (as it is with the Animal House DVD) and is the only reason I gave the DVD a 1-star rating, is the commercials. Now, supposedly, unlike the Animal House DVD, you can skip the commercials. Yet, I was unable to skip them with my particular DVD player except by stopping the movie and then restarting it. This is better than my Animal House DVD, in which my only recourse was to turn off the DVD player. So, if you don't mind having the commercials thrown into your face and you haven't seen this movie, I would suggest possibly renting it first to see if you want it. I myself have already written my displeasure with Animal House and American Wedding to Universal. I have a feeling this is the route they will continue to take, which is sad as I have other Universal movies on DVD that I enjoy. However, if enough consumers write to them and complain, hopefully they will listen and change their tactics.Again, the movie is funny and great (3.5 stars), but the DVD release with the adds forced upon the viewer is what kills the rating for this release. In fact, if we had the option, this DVD would have possibly gotten a zero from me. And believe me, I LOVE my movies!"
Brides, Grooms, and Pie!
M. B Cole | Las Vegas, NV | 03/24/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With the third installment to the Pie trilogy, Jim and Michelle are tying the knot. So to help celebrate the upcoming event, they've invited out their family and friends. Yep... even Jim's friends. Though the movie is about Jim and Michelle, it also lets Stifler and Finch shine a tad more. When Michelle's sister comes into town, the boys are immediately interested in her. Stifler though believes he has to be someone he's not to impress her, so he tries to act more polite and sophisticated. Finch on the other hand sees through his ruse and instead of acting like himself, becomes a lot more like the Stifler we have come to know (and love?).
Eh... when I saw this in the theater, I remember laughing a good amount. Now though, I really didn't think it was that funny. There were some scenes that were just horrible and not funny at all. For example, Stifler and Jim accidently smash a `congratulations' cake onto each others pants, which then has 2 dogs licking their crotch areas, Stifler laughing, Jim trying to pull them off... and then surprise, the parents of everyone sees it. I had to swallow sadness after seeing that. Though there are plenty of good scenes to make up for it like the chocolate truffle scene. I don't know though, this one just didn't even come close to the first 2.
In the end, I would just give it a rent. Unless you are like me and like to be a completionist or like to laugh with American Pie even during its bad scenes. I own it!
P.S. - I literally gagged out loud like 5 times during the chocolate truffle scene. "