*** Official AMERICAN WEDDING Discussion Thread

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "American Wedding" please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

    All HTF member film reviews of "American Wedding" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

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  2. BertFalasco

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    Just got back from seeing it.

    Initial thoughts, I feel like just finishing Catch Me If You Can or any other films where you establish bonds with characters..felt odd without Chris Klein and Tara Reid, and yes even Mina Suvari (it ticked me off there was no ackowledgement whatsoever [even Next Friday had Tucker ackowledgement]) but I thought it was really funny..

    It would have been comically flawless if Stifler did not overact in the beginning, it didn't seem Stifler, you know?
    It was like he was going out of his way to be too damn rowdy.

    Trilogies always get the best of me because the first leaves you wanting more and when you get that more, it leaves you happy and sad, pretty much how I feel now..watching them in high school, college, and basically steady adults. The bar scene with Kevin's toast and how they killed it saddened me too.

    [Anyone know why new director????]

    I laughed very hard, but it didn't feel the same.

    I want another slice, baked just right.

    -Bert
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    I didn't miss the other characters at all, well, except maybe the Nadia character. Kevin was an afterthought, basically. They milked a lot of laughs from Stifler and also some from Finch. I laughed a lot in the movie, and so did the audience in attendance. In two spots, I did have tears from the laughs.

    One of the better lines from Finch to Stifler was:

    Grandmother fucker!

    and also the one regarding his relationship with Stifler's mom.

    Eugene also got good mileage out of his scenes.
     
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    Am I the only one who noticed the aspect ratio for this film was 2.35:1 instead of the 1.85:1 used for the first two? It surprised me at first, but the wider frame did seem to work better for a lot of the scenes, especially the wedding.
     
  5. Jason Harbaugh

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    I noticed that too Adam, right when the curtains started widening. [​IMG] I don't think 2.35:1 is really necissary on a comedy like this but I thought they used it quite nicely.

    Come the DVD release, it should really help out the OAR community when P&S diehards find out that they will see half the nudity on the 'fullscreen' version. [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't use the term caliber, but usually wider ARs are reserved for movies that are more epic in scope. Barring obvious exceptions, talking-heads films usually stick to a ~1.85:1 AR. For example, I remember Kevin Smith mentioning in one of the Dogma commentaries that a few critics questioned why he used the 2.35:1 AR for the film...so it is a bit of an established norm.

    A notable change that comes to mind is Blade. The first film was 2.35:1 and the second was 1.85:1.

    As far as American Pie...I don't particularly care either way why this one was 2.35:1, but I wonder why the DP decided to use a different AR from the other two films.
     
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    Thanks, Holadem. Richard, note that I didn't rule out all talking-heads films as not using a wider AR...I just said it's generally an established normality of the film industry. I love the composition in most of the films that you mentioned, especially the Anderson's flicks.

     
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    Back to the topic at hand... [​IMG]

    I had a really good time with this movie!

    Stifler for President!

    "I'm gonna hang out...with my wang out!"

    That delivery had me ROLLING.

    I'll post my review in the appropriate thread, but chalk up a [​IMG] from a stunned me!
     
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    Yeah Stifler had some great lines in this one. Heck the whole relationship between him and Finch and their banter was priceless.

    "What is the capitol of Thailand?"
    "Bangkok...whack"

    and of course...

    Stifler: "God I hate not hating you."
    Finch: "I ****ed your mom."
    [​IMG]
     
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    I liked his muffled delivery of "Cock-block!" when Jim called him outside to the meeting. Great stuff [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Good one, Matt! Not only is his delivery funny, but he effectively squashes any semi-schmaltz by running off like that.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just wanted to try out my new sig [​IMG]
     
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    I forgot...

    I also really liked when Kevin raised a glass at another toast to "the next step" and Jim/Finch shot it down. Funny stuff. On second thought, and after re-examining the second film...AW is growing on me more and more.
     
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    I still breakout laughing at the thought of the 'chocolate' truffle and linen closet sequences.[​IMG] Gotta love Stifler.[​IMG]
     
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    I saw it and loved it. Agree that Stifler was a bit annoying/over the top at the beginning, but then he kinda settled in afterwards.

    Kevin was really minimal in this one--don't know if that
    was good or bad.

    Some great lines in this movie:

    Rock out with my cock out!
    & Grandmother fucker!

    Greatly enjoyed it.
     

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