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American Wedding (2003)

R | | Comedy | 1 August 2003 (USA)
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It's 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.


Jesse Dylan


Adam Herz (characters), Adam Herz
2,814 ( 580)
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Jim Levenstein
Seann William Scott ... Steve Stifler
Alyson Hannigan ... Michelle Flaherty
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Paul Finch
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Kevin Myers
January Jones ... Cadence Flaherty
Eugene Levy ... Jim's Dad
Molly Cheek ... Jim's Mom
Deborah Rush ... Mary Flaherty
Fred Willard ... Harold Flaherty
Angela Paton ... Grandma
Eric Allan Kramer ... Bear (as Eric Allen Kramer)
Amanda Swisten ... Fraulein Brandi
Nikki Ziering ... Officer Krystal (as Nikki Schieler Ziering)
Lawrence Pressman ... Head Coach


Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


"Jim's finally taking her up the aisle" See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Jim's dad's first name was never defined as it was never used. In the bonus footage where the writer explains some unanswered questions, he invents a name for Jim's dad, calling him Bullwinkle. See more »


When the strippers and Bear are arriving at Jim's house, it is dark outside. When the bride's parents arrive, daylight can be seen through the curtains. See more »


[first lines]
Jim: Well, Michelle, we did it. Happy graduation.
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Crazy Credits

American Pie is a registered trademark of Don McLean. See more »

Alternate Versions

In all military versions of this film, the scene in the Gay bar where a man in a U.S. Navy Uniform is seen kissing another man is deleted. See more »


Followed by American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) See more »


Written by Robbie van Leeuwen (as Robert Van Leeuwen)
Performed by Bananarama
Courtesy of London-Sire Records LTD
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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The Weakest of the Series but Still Worth Watching
6 July 2005 | by christian123See all my reviews

American Wedding is the weakest of the series but its still very funny and very enjoyable to watch. Jim and Michelle are getting married and Jim wants nothing wrong to happen. Stifler is going to the wedding against the wishes of Jim and Michelle. He is more interested in Cadence who is Michelle's sister and one of her bridesmaids. The wedding is close and there are a lot of things left to do. However, some of the wedding plans go wrong and it looks like this wedding is going to be a disaster, Can Jim pull it together and make it through the wedding? The plot is interesting as one of the guys get married. With this type of film though, the plot is a non issue. People who see this type of movie just want to have a good laugh and they won't be disappointed. The bets thing about this sequel is defiantly Stifler. Sean William Scott gives a really funny performance and pretty much carries this film. He goes over the top sometimes but for the most part he is pretty good. Jason Biggs gives a god performance as Jim. He is pretty much the same as the first two films so if you liked him before then you will like him again. Alyson Hannigan plays Michelle and I find her character really annoying and not funny. Eddie Kaye Thomas does an okay job as Finch, he just isn't as funny as he is in the previous films. Thomas Ian Nicholas plays Kevin and he is sort of just there. He doesn't do anything memorable his character is kind of countless at times. Eugene Levy is back as Jim's dad and he gives a funny performance. Compared to the first two though, its not as strong. January Jones plays Cadence and does a really bad job. If she wasn't pretty then she probably wouldn't be in Hollywood. Fred Willard and Deborah Rush play Michelle's parents. They both are very funny and nice additions to the cast. Missing from the film this time around are Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Natasha Lyonne and Mena Suvari. They are not missed and their characters wouldn't really feel right in this film either. James B. Rogers directs and does a good job. The jokes in the film may be funny but they are not as good as the first two. Its surprising how good this film turned out to be as the second sequel is usually stale and bad. Running time is 106 minutes with the directors cut and it's the version you should see. The movie is also a bit more serious at times then the other two. This isn't a bad thing but its just a little different mood then expected. In the end, this is a very funny sequel that's worth checking out. Rating 7.2/10

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1 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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American Pie 3: Piece of Pie See more »


Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,369,440, 3 August 2003

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