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Wedding Crashers

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 2005
  • David Dobkin
  • 121 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken. Lifelong pals John and Jeremy spend their free time gate-crashing weddings together to pick up women. After infiltrating the lavish nuptials of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, William Cleary, Jeremy accepts an invitation to an extended weekend party at the dysfunctional family's residence.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Having previously worked with both actors separately, Shanghai Knights director David Dobkin thought Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would be a good match, and in some respects he was right. Paired in this lowbrow comedy as lifelong buddies who spend their free time gate-crashing spring weddings to pick up women, they enjoy an easy chemistry that's difficult to dislike. With Wilson doing his customary laid-back shtick in contrast to Vaughn's more slapstick turn, they play off each other perfectly. There are a few funny moments as their season-end event culminates in a weekend with the US Treasury Secretary (Christopher Walken) and his dysfunctional family, which comes about when Wilson's character falls for the engaged middle daughter (Rachel McAdams). However, the leads can't sustain the humour throughout (particularly when violence rears its ugly head), and they struggle with an overstretched storyline and material that often feels stale and contrived.

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Credits

Cast

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John BeckwithOwen Wilson
Jeremy GreyVince Vaughn
William ClearyChristopher Walken
Claire ClearyRachel McAdams
Gloria ClearyIsla Fisher
Kathleen ClearyJane Seymour (2)
Grandma Mary ClearyEllen Albertini Dow
Sack LodgeBradley Cooper
Father O'NeilHenry Gibson
RandolphRon Canada
Mr KroegerDwight Yoakam
Mrs KroegerRebecca De Mornay
ChazzWill Ferrell

Crew

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DirectorDavid Dobkin

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2005-07-14
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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