FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > American Wedding
American Wedding

American Wedding film poster
Directed by Jesse Dylan
Produced by Chris Moore
Warren Zide
Written by Adam Herz
Starring Jason Biggs
Seann William Scott
Alyson Hannigan
Eugene Levy
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) August 1, 2003
Running time 96 minutes
Language English
Budget ~ US$55,000,000
Preceded by American Pie 2
Followed by American Pie: Band Camp (spinoff)
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

American Wedding (also known as American Pie 3: The Wedding outside of America or American Pie 3) is the 2003 sequel to the comedy films American Pie (1999) and American Pie 2 (2001). It was written by Adam Herz and directed by Jesse Dylan. The story has the friends from the first two films getting together again, this time to celebrate the wedding of Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan). The film was released in the United States on August 1, 2003, and grossed $104 million in the USA and $123 million overseas on a budget of $55 million. The film is notable for the absences of several of its supporting characters from the first two films, including: Oz (Chris Klein), Sherman (Chris Owen), Heather (Mena Suvari), Vicky (Tara Reid), Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), and Jessica (Natasha Lyonne). This is because the creators of the previous movies noted it was near impossible to create interesting story lines for all of the main characters, exception being the character Oz, who was originally going to be included, but was written out due to scheduling conflicts. It is also the first (and only) film in the series to be shot in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Download high resolution version (472x705, 52 KB)American Wedding movie poster. ... Jesse Dylan, son of musician Bob Dylan, is an American director whose credits include the 2001 Redman comedy How High, the third film in the American Pie trilogy American Wedding (2003), and the 2005 Will Ferrell film Kicking & Screaming. ... Chris Moore is a film producer whose movies include the American Pie trilogy and Good Will Hunting. ... Adam Herz is a popular film writer and producer. ... Jason Biggs, born on May 12, 1978 an American actor who obtained wide fame in 1999 for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie series of teen films. ... Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American actor best known for portraying Steve Stifler in the American Pie series of teen films. ... Alyson Hannigan (born Allison Lee Hannigan on March 24, 1974) is an American actress who plays Lily Aldrin in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. ... Eugene Levy (born 17 December 1946) is a Canadian Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor, television director, producer and writer. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Pie 2 is the 2001 sequel to the comedy film American Pie. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and written by Adam Herz. ... American Pie 2 is the 2001 sequel to the comedy film American Pie. ... Adam Herz is a popular film writer and producer. ... Jesse Dylan, son of musician Bob Dylan, is an American director whose credits include the 2001 Redman comedy How High, the third film in the American Pie trilogy American Wedding (2003), and the 2005 Will Ferrell film Kicking & Screaming. ... Jason Biggs, born on May 12, 1978 an American actor who obtained wide fame in 1999 for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie series of teen films. ... Alyson Hannigan (born Allison Lee Hannigan on March 24, 1974) is an American actress who plays Lily Aldrin in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Klein Christopher Frederick Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor. ... Chris Owen (born September 25, 1980) is an actor best known for his role in the American Pie movies, as the inimitable Chuck Sherman (aka The Sherminator). ... Mena Adrienne Suvari (born February 13, 1979) is an American actress. ... Tara Reid (born November 8, 1975) is an American actress. ... Shannon Elizabeth (born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal on September 7, 1973 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress, poker player, and former fashion model. ... Natasha Lyonne (born Natasha Braunstein on April 4, 1979) is an US actress. ... The aspect ratio of an image is its displayed width divided by its height (usually expressed as x:y or x×y, with the joining colon or multiplication symbol articulated as the preposition by or sometimes to). Currently, the most popular standard ratios are the anamorphic (2. ...

Contents

Plot

The film begins with Jim Levenstein and Michelle having dinner, celebrating their college graduation. Jim intends to propose to Michelle, but receives a phone call from his dad, who says he forgot to give Jim the wedding ring and was on his way. As Jim tries to stall, Michelle gets the impression that he wants a public sex act, and proceeds to perform oral sex on him under the table. When Mr. Levenstein arrives, Jim tries to hide the fact that he's being pleasured. Not knowing Michelle was under the table, Jim's dad expresses his excitement at the proposal. Then, after Michelle bumps her head under the table in shock at hearing about the proposal, all chaos ensues as Jim ends up exposed and has to hike his pants up quickly. Saving face, he swallows what's left of his pride and asks Michelle to marry him. She says yes. Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ...


As planning begins, Jim worries that the wedding will be a disaster. Michelle's parents hate him after an accidental scene in which Jim appears to be having sex with their two dogs. Michelle's wedding dress is made by only one designer working for one store, so Jim sets out to find the dress maker for her. And Jim can't dance, but salvation comes in the form of Stifler, who took dance lessons. However, Stifler only teaches Jim to dance on the condition he allow Stifler to attend the wedding (Jim and Michelle had planned to leave Stifler in the dark about the whole event, but he found out accidentally after crashing their engagement party), and that he gets to plan the bachelor party.


Michelle's sister Cadence attends the wedding, and Finch is quickly attracted to her. Sadly, so is Stifler. Upon hearing that Cadence is hoping to attract a decent guy, Stifler adopts a more meek attitude and acts like Finch, and avoids swearing and speaks of philosophy and art, mostly just quoting things Finch has said in the past. But when Finch realizes that Cadence is beginning to tire of the intellectual Stifler, Finch acts rude, crude, and perverted: in other words, like Stifler as he heard Cadence being tired of "decent guys" while eavesdropping on Michelle and Cadence's conversation at the airport lavatory. However, Cadence begins to catch on that her two suitors are acting like each other, so the question of who she'll choose becomes more complicated. In the end however, Stifler kills the flowers the night before the wedding, and actually feels bad about it, prompting him to bring in the football team he coaches to set up the entire chapel with new flowers. Cadence chooses Stifler, and Finch admits that Stifler was probably better for her. Stifler, angry that he can't hate Finch after such a noble remark, is quickly reminded that Finch did sleep with his mother... twice.


The film features several trademark infamous scenes like the first two films. Stifler is charged with taking care of the bride's wedding ring, but he accidentally feeds it to a dog. Waiting for the dog to defecate, Stifler retrieves the ring in a chocolate wrapper and goes to wash it, but is intercepted by Michelle's mother. Mistaking the by-product for a truffle, Michelle's mother attempts to eat it, giving Stifler no other choice but to eat it himself to save face. Later, during the ceremony, Stifler takes a moment to quickly sniff the ring before handing it to Jim. Defecation or feceation (known colloquially as pooping or shitting) is the act of eliminating solid or semisolid waste material from the digestive tract. ... A by-product is a secondary or incidental product deriving from a manufacturing process or chemical reaction, and is not the primary product or service being produced. ... Species Tuber melanosporum Tuber brumale Tuber aestivum Tuber uncinatum Tuber mesentericum Tuber magnatum Truffle describes a group of edible mycorrhizal (symbiotic relationship between fungus and plant) fungi (genus Tuber, class Ascomycetes, division Ascomycota). ...


In a second scene, Jim's grandmother disapproves of Jim marrying a non-Jew, and refused to let the wedding go on (in reality, Biggs, whose character is Jewish, is Catholic and Hannigan, whose character is Catholic, is Jewish). The two men put in charge of watching Jim's grandmother leave her in a linen closet, just as Cadence invites Stifler to meet her in the closet. Arriving there, Stifler mistakes Jim's grandmother for Cadence, and has sex with her. When Finch and Kevin open the door and light up the closet, Stifler is horrified. However, this proves a blessing in disguise, and Jim's grandmother no longer cares about who Jim marries, and spends the ceremony winking and flirting with Stifler. Upon Michelle asking what made her so happy, Jim replies "Finch said Stifler talked to her."


In a third scene, Jim gets an electric razor as part of a gift basket for the wedding. Having heard earlier of people shaving their pubes, Jim decides to try it. Once he's done, he goes over to the window of his room and shakes a towel which he's used to collect the pubes in...only to have the hair sucked into the kitchen via its exhaust fan and get all over the wedding cake.


Michelle and Jim eventually get married. At the reception, they dance while Stifler dances with Cadence. Finch is sitting by himself when Stifler's mom arrives. They tell each other they are over each other. However, at the end of the movie it shows Stifler's mom and Finch in the tub having sex. The two men who were supposed to be watching Jim's grandma (John Cho and Justin Isfield, the ushers for the wedding) are watching in awe from the window as Finch goes under the bubbles: "This guy is the master."

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
American Wedding

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is a sister project of Wikipedia, using the same MediaWiki software. ...

Cast

Jason Biggs, born on May 12, 1978 an American actor who obtained wide fame in 1999 for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie series of teen films. ... James Emanuel Levenstein, more commonly referred to as Jim, is a fictional character depicted in the three films comprising the American Pie series. ... Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American actor best known for portraying Steve Stifler in the American Pie series of teen films. ... Steve Stifler Steve Stifler is a fictional character depicted in the three films comprising the American Pie series and played by actor Seann William Scott. ... Eddie Kaye Thomas (born on October 31, 1980 in New York City) is an American film (and stage) actor who rose to prominence in 1999 as Paul Finch in American Pie, which spawned two sequels and a direct-to-video spin-off. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Kevin portrayed by Thomas Ian Nicholas in American Pie 2 Thomas Ian Nicholas (born July 10, 1980) is an American film actor. ... Kevin Myers (born Leicester, 30 March 1947) is an Irish journalist and commentator. ... Eugene Levy (born 17 December 1946) is a Canadian Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor, television director, producer and writer. ... Jennifer Coolidge (b. ... Alyson Hannigan (born Allison Lee Hannigan on March 24, 1974) is an American actress who plays Lily Aldrin in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. ... January Jones in a screenshot from film American Wedding January Jones (born January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA) is an actress. ... Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American comedian and character actor, known for his improvisational comedy skills. ... Deborah Rush (born April 10, 1954, Chatham, New Jersey) is an American actress. ... Amanda Swisten (born December 20, 1978) is an American actress who has appeared in various hit films and TV shows. ... Eric Allan Kramer played Ator in Quest for the Mighty Sword. ... On the cover of Playboy, August 1997 On the cover of Playboy, July 2003 Nikki Schieler Ziering (born August 9, 1971 in Norwalk, California) is an American model and actress. ...

Music

The film's soundtrack includes songs by Van Morrison, Blue October, The Working Title, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Avril Lavigne, American Hi-Fi, Sum 41, the All-American Rejects and Hot Action Cop. Badly Drawn Boy and The Libertines also have songs in the feature. Note that most songs used were already singles. And, this is the first film to feature the song "Laid" (Matt Nathanson covering the band James) in both the trailers and the opening sequence. Notably, it is also the only film to not play the song "Mrs. Robinson" in a scene where Finch has sex with Stifler's mother. It is, also, the only film in the American Pie trilogy to not include a blink-182 song. George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Blue October is a rock band originally from Houston, Texas. ... // The Working Title formed in 2001 and released their first E.P. Everyone Here Is Wrong in 2003. ... This article is about the band. ... Feeder are a British rock band who formed in Newport, South Wales during 1992. ... Avril Ramona Lavigne-Whibley[1] (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock singer and musician. ... American Hi-Fi is a power pop/alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for their 2001 hit Flavor of the Weak. To date they have released three studio albums, as well as a live album released only in Japan. ... Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... POSSIBLE COPYRIGHT VIOLATION Categories: Possible copyright violations | Stub | American musical groups | Later punk groups ... Hot Action Cop is an American funk rock/rap metal band. ... Damon Gough (nicknamed Badly Drawn Boy, born 2 October 1969, in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England) is an indie singer/songwriter. ... This article is about the band The Libertines. ... Laid is the title song from Manchester rock band James 1993 album Laid. Emotionally evocative and featuring the risqué lyrics she only cums when shes on top, it quickly gained popularity on American college radio and remains the groups best known song in that country. ... Matt Nathanson (born 28 March 1973 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a singer-songwriter whose work is a blend of folk and rock music. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mrs. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Trivia

  • Fred Willard and Deborah Rush (who play the mother and father, Harold and Mary Flaherty, in the movie) have also starred as the mother and father in the movie Idle Hands.
  • Chris Klein opted not to star in this film, claiming that it would prove a flop. Instead Klein chose to star in Rollerball, which proved itself to be a flop, while American Wedding was a success at the box office. His character, Chris Ostreicher, is not mentioned at all in the film as a result. A deleted scene revealed that Oz would have been able to get back from Spain for the originally planned wedding date.
  • Early drafts of the script contained a scene revealing that Jim's Dad's name is Noah.
  • Originally there was going to be a subplot about Stifler's Mom remarrying Stifler's Dad, with Finch rushing to the ceremony to try and stop it. Tim Allen and Chris Penn were both attached at various points in the film's production to play the part.
  • When Stifler gets angry with Jim and says "Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge; I'm trying not to lose my head," he is reciting lyrics from The Message by Grandmaster Flash.
  • Jim's grandma doesn't want the wedding to happen because Jim's (Jason Biggs) marrying Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), who is not Jewish. In real life, Biggs (Jim) isn't Jewish (he is Catholic), and Hannigan (Michelle) is.

Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American comedian and character actor, known for his improvisational comedy skills. ... Deborah Rush (born April 10, 1954, Chatham, New Jersey) is an American actress. ... Idle Hands is a 1999 comedy/horror movie starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, and Jessica Alba. ... Chris Klein Christopher Frederick Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor. ... Rollerball was a 2002 remake of the 1975 science fiction film of the same name. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopaedia entry. ... Tim Allen (born Timothy Allen Dick on June 13, 1953) is a Golden Globe-winning American comedian, character actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer perhaps best known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement and his roles in Disney films, such as The Santa Clause and Toy Story. ... Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... The Message is an old school rap song released in 1982, performed by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. ... DJ Grandmaster Flash was one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ... For a discussion of Jews as an ethnicity or ethnic group see the article on Jew. ...

External links

Preceded by
"Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over"
List of Box Office #1 Movies
August 3, 2003
Succeeded by
"S.W.A.T."

  Results from FactBites:
 
Central American Wedding Traditions (496 words)
Weddings in Central America tend to be large, boisterous, happy affairs, filled with friends and family—children are always welcomed with open arms at a Central American wedding.
In a traditional Guatemalan wedding it is customary for the bride and groom to be bound together with a silver rope symbolizing their eternal union.
But Weddings here, as everywhere, celebrate the joining of two people together as a family of their own, and celebrate the spirit of the continuation of life and the need to share ourselves with another.
North American Wedding Traditions (579 words)
North American wedding traditions are among the most flexible and varied in all the world.
At a Mexican wedding reception it is customary for the guests to form a heart-shaped circle around the wedding couple as they engage in their first dance as husband and wife.
Wedding gifts are a way for friends and family to help the young couple set up their new home together and to help smooth the path of their new life together.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m