In this hilarious box office hit, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have perfected the art of wedding crashing but when one of them actually falls in love their sacred rule, "never leave a fellow crasher behind," may be broken!
Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC Reviewed on 12/18/2010...
I've watched it many times and found it to be totally delightful each time. It's a good movie and you'll laugh.
Decent buddy flick....
Boggman! | Laguna Hills, CA | 08/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"John (Owen Wilson) & Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) are best buds. They've known each other for 17 years, work together, and in there spare time crash wedding parties; where they drink like sailors, mingle with unsuspecting relatives, and hit on single and willing brides maids every chance they get. They have a whole science to their crashing ( rules and all), and have become quite adept at the sport.
That all changes when they attend a wedding held by Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken), whose daughter is getting hitched. During the lavish formal affair, Jeremy makes headway with Cleary's physcopath daughter Gloria ( a hilarious Isla Fisher), while John slowly maneuvers his way into the life of the Secretary's other daughter Claire (Rachel McAdams), who just happens to have a steady bo' of her own.
Eventually, after all the formalities-- the two are privately invited back to the Secretary's estate, where they play touch football with the family, have formal dinners, sail out on the boat, & get hit on by the Secretary's sex starved wife (Jane Seymour) & his homosexual son Todd (Keir O'Donnell).
Its all very funny and silly- but the great chemistry by Wilson and Vaughn helps the film move at a steady pace. The supporting roles of McAdams and Fishler are nicely fleshed out as well. While no means a great movie, "The Wedding Crashers" is quite funny at times, and overall enjoyable.
Some people have called this a raunchy, gross-out comedy; although I noticed nothing of the sort. Besides the dialogue and a few breast shots, theres really nothing raunchy or gross-out about "Wedding Crashers" at all. It certainly wouldnt fall into the category of "Something About Mary" or the "American Pie" movies.
Vaughn and Wilson definitley shine throughout and appear to be having the time of their lives here....
Funniest Movie of the Summer, if not year.
N8 | Colorado | 11/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There were other funny movies this year and this summer. Both "Batman Begins" and "Serenity" were extremely funny and well written in their own witty manners. "Wedding Crashers," however, was written to be a comedy, and I have to say that it takes funny to an entirely new level. Both Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have been hilarious before, but the roles they nab in this flick seem to say they were born to star in this movie.
"Wedding Crashers" is that rare movie that combines the comedic excellence of the cast with a very strong, intelligent, hilarious script, and directing that executes the necessary direction flawlessly. Too often lately, I feel as though movie studios have shyed away from "R" rated comedies for many reasons. The "R" rating of course threatens who will actually see a movie, so I understand why studios often create "R" rated movies with caution. What I do not understand, however, is why, until "Wedding Crashers," intelligent, witty, adult-oriented "R" rated comedies seemed to have fallen completely off the radar. For the past 5 years or so, any comedy with an "R" rating (or often a PG-13 rating for that matter) had the rating because of disgusting, gross-out gags that forced laughs because of awkwardness and shock value. "Wedding Crashers" was a sigh of relief because it forced nothing. There were no unnecessary bodily function gags, there were no horribly moronically stupid characters. The movie worked because for the most part, everything seems believable. The characters come off as very real people in an improbable, but still possible situation, and interwined with a "cooky" love story, the comedy works really really well.
I cannot say enough about this film. I was laughing so hard the first 3 times I saw it that tears were streaming down my face. Time #4 I had to restrain myself so I could actually hear the punchlines to the jokes so I couldn't tear-up too much. This movie is great. The characters are great. They are funny, they are sweet, but somehow, they are real. And that is why this movie was so successful. We all have either been, or could see ourselves being Owen and Vince, and they were great. So were Isla and Rachel and Christopher and everyone really. This movie is awesome!"
First 70 minutes are hilarious, then.................
Jason W. Kaiser | Beaverton, Oregon | 01/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was about 30-45 minutes too long. It's like I saw two different movies shoved together so they could succeed in getting a two hour comedy movie released. I am a firm believer in the fact that I don't mind if a comedy is short in the 70-85 minute range as long as it's funny, and this one was that movie, but it just kept going and going. So, let's talk about the first half of the movie, or the 4-star part....Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are professional wedding crashers, and they are extremely talented at it, they are sure to get every slightest detail down so no mistake can be made, and for a while everything is going fine, they are eating, drinking and freakin' everything in sight. All the while making us laugh....alot. The lies and the facial expressions these two come up with are just plain priceless. The chemistry between Vaughn and Wilson is perfect, as expected, what is this the 4th or 5th movie they've been in together?
Eventually, Wilson falls in love, breaking 1 of the some thousand wedding crashing rules, and to top it off, the woman Wilson fell in love with (the lovely Rachel McAdams) is the daughter of Christopher Walken, who just happens to be running for office. To add more crazyness to the plot, Vaughn's character nails another one of the daughters, who in turn falls in love with him. Got all that? Good, moving on....The dialogue between Wilson and Vaughn is very funny, most of the jokes work, and while a bit raunchy here and there, it fits well. Now here's where things start to fall apart, both with the movie and our heroe's.
The second part of the movie, or the 2-star part, goes all out on Hollywood cliches' We get the family bickering, the big 'fight' between Wilson and Vaughn, the speech during the wedding , it just seemed forced and that they just ran out of good jokes, so they recycled some old, lamer ones. I saw the ending coming a mile away and the edge and character the movie had is all but gone now.
So, I gave 4-stars and 2-stars, another bit of the 4-star part I rather enjoyed are the minor roles played by Jane Seymour, she plays Christopher Walken's drunk wife with new breasts, and Will Ferrell (surprised? nah, me either, I think there is an agreement with these 3 men along with Ben Stiller to appear in everyone of each other's movies. just a thought) as Chaz, the legendary wedding crasher Vaughn and Wilson are always quoting. He plays a man in his late 30's, still leaving with his mother, now crashing funerals cuz' it's so easy to get laid by a depressed chick, or so Ferrell says.
There are many subplots, most I didn't care for, but be sure and check out Vaughn's confession to a preist at the breakfeast table........priceless!!! and Jane Seymour's half-ass attempt at seducing Owen Wilson with her new ta-ta's, very funny!!
acting......4 stars, You know you can't go wrong with these two directing....3 stars, 30-54 minutes too long special effects...N/A, comedy here, not thrills and chills comedy rating .....4 stars first 70 minutes, 2 stars after that quality........3.5 stars, Decent picture quality, little grain, but great soundtrack"
Crashes and burns (1.5 stars)
Wheelchair Assassin | The Great Concavity | 01/30/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Going into Wedding Crashers, I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but nor was I expecting the abomination that ended up unfolding on the big screen. I figured I'd at least get a nice, lowbrow, politically incorrect goofball comedy with a few good laughs in the mold of Old School and Anchorman, but instead Wedding Crashers turned out to be the kind of cynical, implausible, and overlong dead whale of a movie that's causing ever-greater dissatisfaction with Hollywood. Padded out to a laughable running time of 119 minutes, this movie can't even be saved by the deliriously cute Rachel McAdams, which is saying something. Obviously Wedding Crashers was designed to be a classic buddy comedy, but it only deserves that label if you think Black Sheep does as well.
The movie starts out promisingly enough, as we see a pair of thirty-something divorce mediators (I think it says something that I don't even remember their names at this point) devoting their midyear weekends to going uninvited to weddings of various religions and ethnicities to pick up chicks, culminating in a few good lines and some nice gratuitious nudity. It's all downhill from there, though, as a clever concept is ruined by humor that would cease to exist if it were any broader or more watered down. There are a few good ideas to be found in the first half of the movie, notably with some of the ancillary characters: the crazed clingy girl, the evil alpha-male boyfriend, and the social-misfit brother all manage to provoke a few guffaws. Ultimately, though, Wedding Crashers turns out to be some decent ideas in search of a movie. Great comedies-Rushmore, Election, The Big Lebwoski, Swingers-have memorable main characters, interesting plots, and intelligent dialogue. Weighed down by sitcom-level writing and a mailed-in lead performance by the talented Owen Wilson (Vince Vaughn isn't much better), Wedding Crashers boasts none of these things.
Even worse, about halfway through, after a cryptic conversation between Vaughn and the underused Christopher Walken and an agonizing beach pattycake scene, the movie sells out and ventures into sappy relationship territory, turning into the most ghastly of all creations: a romantic comedy without the comedy. Even the inevitable Will Ferrell cameo near the end isn't enough to redeem Wedding Crashers from the horrors witnessed in its final hour. This movie was clearly trying to be all things to all people, making it sort of the cinematic equivalent of a John Mayer album: soulless, corporate, and irritatingly ingratiating. Had the makers of the film decided to go lowbrow and stay there they might have had something, but in the end all we're left with is yet another piece of big-studio tripe to rival anything Julia Roberts has starred in."
Keilli L. Brathwaite | Nassau, Bahamas | 02/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this movie is one of the few movies that men and women will enjoy. i love this and this movie is a must own"