I saw the third installment of the American Pie series this weekend and have to say it was enjoyable, and yet kind of sad in a way.
Basically, as you probably gathered from the trailers, Jim and Michelle are getting married so (most of) the gang is back together for the weding of the year.
Awkward Jim continues to bumble his way into situations that must be seen to be believed.
Oz and Heather are no-shows but it is never explained why. (Probably because Chris Klein is too busy filming Rollerball 2). It doesn’t really matter though as their story was basically concluded in AP1 and never really developed any furthur.
Kevin is essentially irrelevent to the movie as Oz and Heather were in AP2.
Finch and Stifler are back as each other’s comic foil but the movie is really about Stifler. We find him in the beginning of the movie as an even bigger loud-mouth asshole. So much so that he’s essentially ostracized from the rest of the gang (fuckers!!). Throughout the movie his character is given the most depth and shows the most growth without turning him into a big pussy.
Basically, the rest of the movie is standard wedding/bachelor party comedy (where’s the ring?, class issues, in-laws, stripper schenanigans, etc). A few characters return (like the MILF guys), but most don’t (Nadia, The Sherminator, Kevin’s Brother, Stifler’s brother etc) which makes sense since no one invites everyone they ever met to their weding.
All in all, unless they plan to make an American Old-School showing them all in their 30s, a fitting end to the series.
A couple of my favorite scenes:
Jim’s proposal in the restuarant.
Stifler in the gay bar (he can dance)
Coach Stifler trying to convince Jim to invite him while his team has formed a circle around them chanting “JIM SUCKS DONKEY DICK!!..JIM SUCKS DONKEY DICK!!”
Finch becomes a ‘cretin’ and Stifler becomes ‘Stephen’ to impress the same girl.
Sifler has some ‘shit to attend to’.
The bachelor party