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The Wedding Ringer

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The Wedding Ringer

Jeremy Garelick (2015)

97min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Worried that he'll look like a chump at his forthcoming nuptials without a best man to give a speech, fat, friendless Josh Gad takes on the services of a fast-talking wedding "fixer". This situation comedy with a touch of "bromance" stars Kevin Hart as the resourceful wheeler-dealer posing as the groom's best mate from way back, with inevitable comedic consequences. The movie does well enough by its promising central conceit but it's a shame that the cast and film-makers don't make more of their material. Instead they fall for the easy options of vulgar set pieces (one party scene involving a plucky canine is simply indescribable) and tired gay-panic humour. As for Gad's role as the tubby guy who falls over a lot, it's unenviable to say the least. Hart works hard to keep the energy levels high, but though there are intermittent guffaws, charm is in short supply.

Summary

A socially awkward young groom-to-be hires a professional best man to make him look good at his forthcoming wedding. Convincing his fiancee and guests that they really do know each other proves to be problematic, but at least a real friendship begins to develop between the mismatched pair. Comedy, starring Josh Gad, Kevin Hart and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy Callahan / Bic Kevin Hart
Doug Harris Josh Gad
Gretchen Palmer Kaley Cuoco
Lurch / Garvey Jorge Garcia
Bronstein / Dickerson Dan Gill
Otis / Alzado Corey Holcomb
Ed Palmer Ken Howard
Fitzgibbons / Plunkett Colin Kane
Grandma Palmer Cloris Leachman
Doris Jenkins Jenifer Lewis
Kip / Carew Alan Ritchson
Director Jeremy Garelick
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Guidance: Swearing, sexual references, drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 20 Feb 2015

Comedy Drama

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