Time: 96 mins.
Those who wish to be entertained by their friends from AMERICAN PIE would be better served re-watching the original or even the sequel rather than this obviously tired and, thankfully, final installment. Since the obvious next step in life after graduation is marriage, screenwriter Adam Herz uses this milestone as the reason to bring the cast together for one last hurrah. Unfortunately, the usual sexual misadventures of Jim (Biggs) and his comrades Finch (Thomas) and Kevin (Nicholas) are shoved onto the backburner in order to present the crude antics of everyone's "favorite" potty-mouthed pervert Steven Stifler (Scott). The wedding is a mere device to drive the film forward and give the characters something to do, but the actual ceremony carries not one ounce of emotional weight.
The story merely goes through the motions, forcing Jim and Michelle (Hannigan) to share a future together for the sake of their past, since we certainly learn nothing about why they're still together after all these years. Jim's character is the only one of the group who would even contemplate getting married, so they brought Hannigan back to be the bride. What sucks is that they don't use her talent at all. It's her quirky mixture of sweet and kinky that gave the second film some of its' best laughs. Never has the bride been more unnecessary to a wedding story than Hannigan is here. Hell, January Jones (who plays Michelle's younger sister) and the bachelor party strippers have more screen time than Hannigan, which only adds insult to injury.
I know this series has always been about the boys, but this film suffers from too much Stifler and not enough Jim. Stifler may be the spice, but Jim is the heart and soul of this franchise. Herz clearly decided to indulge his Id, which leaves a giant hole in the middle of this film since there's really only so much gross out humor one can take. The wedding planning actually takes a back seat to Stifler's ongoing attempt to get into little sis's pants. His competition with Finch for her affections is not at all funny or believable they sort of switch personalities but at least it gives Eddie Kaye Thomas something to do.