Parents' Guide to

American Wedding

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Another slice of American Pie. Older teens only.

Movie R 2003 95 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

I laughed, I laughed some more, I almost threw up, and laughed some more.

I gave this movie a 10 out of 10 because for a comedy it made me laugh continuously. Not a minute was wasted. Even if the situation was totally absurd, as many were, the conviction of the actors in their roles was enough to keep it going. Stiffler and Finch's rivalry reached new highs and lows in this one as they compete for the affections of Michelles virgin little sister Cadence. Fred Willards addition in this third movie was welcome, even if his role was subtle. I can't think of anything bad to say about this movie. The plots were simple but believable.. How complex can a wedding story be anyways. It made sense, it was funny, it was definately funnier than the second american pie movie.. im not going to say it was funnier than the first but I definately laughed longer and harder in this one. Well done. Plus Alyson Hannigan is somehow getting hotter as the movies progress.
age 15+

Good

It has its moments mostly for adults and teens.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (9 ):

AMERICAN WEDDING is funny but very crude. Its antics include conventional setups for humor like a dance-off in a gay bar and a personality switch as the irrepressible Stifler pretends to be a sweet, polite, preppy philosopher and Finch pretends to be an obnoxious bad boy. But mostly it is just a series of humiliating escapades as the straight-laced in-laws walk in on what appears to be Jim having sex with another man and some dogs, a bachelor party that involves strippers, a guy in bondage, and some very revealing leather pants, a character unexpectedly ends up having sex with an elderly lady, and yet another dessert is destroyed by Jim. As in all classic sex farces, the outrageous situations are really a morality tale -- the good are rewarded and the naughty are punished.

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