you like to touch them, I've just had them done"
wedding season again and for John (Wilson) and Jeremy (Vaughn) it is time to sneak
into as many ceremonies as they can so they can meet all the romance-fuelled women
and take advantage. With their own set of rules, research and plan of attack they
never failed to score and were always the life and soul of the party. As this
season draws to a close however, Jeremy discovers the big one. Treasury Secretary
William Cleary's (Walken) daughter is getting married and it is the biggest social
event on the Washington D.C. calendar, making this THE wedding they had to crash.
an ingenious premise, can 'Wedding Crashers' deliver on its comic potential or
will you be left waiting at the alter?
The combination of
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as a couple of guys who crash weddings to sleep with
women has all the possibility to become a comedy classic and while 'Wedding Crashes'
does delivers many laughs it doesn't quite have what it takes to make it into
the classic category. The main reason for this is that the film looses its way
as soon as the boys go to the Cleary wedding. This is when Hollywood sentimentality
and the rom-com elements really kick in.
Going from a riotous,
outrageous comedic approach to a basic rom-com kills much of the momentum gained
in the first act of the movie. While you can understand that Wilson's John might
start thinking he is getting too old for this and in Claire, he might have finally
found someone he doesn't want to leave behind after the festivities have finished,
his story becomes far too cheesy and predictable. This is a role that Wilson plays
very well but he loses most of his trademark deadpan one-liners that have become
his trademark. Rachel McAdams is beautiful as Claire, the object of John's affections
but this is a role that doesn't really challenge her acting skills, as she is
just there to look nice.
Saving the day is Vince Vaughn's
Jeremy's romance with the slightly cuckoo Gloria. Played brilliantly in a breakout
performance by Isla Fisher, Gloria is the psycho girlfriend that everyman fears
getting. Over the weekend an innocent liaison on the beach turns into an obsession
that turns Jeremy's weekend into relationship hell. This is the comedic heartbeat
of the remainder of the movie and Vince Vaughn and Isla Fisher play off each other
brilliantly. This is a Vaughn at his best and some of the mishaps that happen
to him will have you laughing out loud.
The rest of the cast
are ok, with Bradley Cooper getting the best part as the overly competitive boyfriend
but Jane Seymour and especially Christopher Walken are wasted, even when their
parts had get potential.
'Wedding Crashers' is a comedy movie
that has a great premise but doesn't deliver as much as it could have. Vince Vaughn
and Isla Fisher bring the comedy however and make this an amusing rom-com that
will have you laughing but just don't expect to be quoting from it as soon as
you leave. It makes you feel like you are falling for the beautiful bridesmaid
and you wake up with the bride's least favourite and slightly large Aunt but that's
Weddings for you.
An option to watch the film
as the version seen in cinemas!
Audio commentary from director David Dobkin
Audio commentary from lead actors Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn
'Event Planning' featurette
'The Rules' featurette
The rules of wedding crashing!
''99 Red Balloons" scene
'Circus' music video from The Sights
Theatrical trailer & Teaser trailer
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