Preview by: Jack Foley
HAVING successfully come of age (or is that cum of age?), the
American Pie team now invite you to a very special occasion -
an American Wedding.
The third film in the series finds Jason Biggs' Jim and Alyson
Hannigan's Michelle ('this one time, at band camp'!) heading down
the aisle, in a bid to get serious and, well, grow up.
The 'I do's', however, don't come until the end of the movie,
allowing plenty of time for pre-nuptial pranks galore, especially
on stag/hen nights - and with friends like Jim's, what could possibly
American Wedding comes a little lighter than previous AP movies,
given that about half of the cast has been shed. Gone is the loved-up
likes of Chris Klein and Mena Suvari, as well as Natasha Lyonne,
Tara Reid and, rather more regrettably, Shannon Elizabeth's sex-crazed
But Seann William Scott is back, as Stifler, as is the real comedian
of the piece - Eugene Levy, as Jim's father, who, according to
some articles, completes a series hat-trick by interrupting another
of his son's orgasms (although how, we're not revealing just yet!).
Also back is Eddie Kaye Thomas, as Finch, who finds himself competing
with Stifler for the affections of Michelle's hot sister, Cadence
(January Jones), while organising the debauchery intended for
Jim's stag do (complete with the obligatory strippers).
However, having sworn, at the end of American
Pie 2 that there would be no third film in the series, it
took some persuading for some of the cast members to come back.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Scott recalls: ''My
agent said, 'I know you're not going to do it, but just read it'.
''I read it and I was so angry that a lot of the funniest lines
were in the third. I was like, 'Why wasn't this in the second?'''
Scott ultimately agreed to reprise his role, in exchange for
the opportunity to set up a production company at Universal, which
is intended to further progress his career path - the actor has
already branched out into the action genre with roles in films
such as the recent Bulletproof
Monk and the upcoming Welcome to the Jungle, alongside The
Rock and Christopher Walken.
He added: ''I thought, I haven't done a comedy in, like, a year,
so if I was going to go back and do a comedy, why not go back
to the part that started it all off for me?''
On directing duty is the music-video veteran, Jesse Dylan (son
of Bob), who previously directed the Method Man/Redman comedy,