Wedding Crashers (2005)
Length: 119 minutes
Release date: July 15th, 2005
Directed by: David Dobkin
Genre: Comedy/ Romance
Cast: Full Cast
Official Website: Wedding Crashers
“Wedding Crashers” is a romantic comedy starring two divorce mediators John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) who’s spring time hobby is crashing weddings. Lifetime friends these two can charm their way into any wedding (Jewish, Italian, Chinese) and into the hearts of any woman at the party. Following wedding crashing rules set by their previous predecessor Chazz Reinhold (Will Ferrell) the duo inevitably become the hit at every wedding reception. These womanizers take advantage of any soul drunk on the idea of marriage and commit a lustful one night stand each week.
Finishing the season on a hot streak and learning of the biggest nuptials in the area, Jeremy coaxes John into finishing the season on the largest social event of the year. Appearing at Secretary Cleary’s daughter’s wedding, John and Jeremy swiftly set their sights on two bridesmaids: Claire (Rachel McAdams) and Gloria Cleary (Isla Fisher). After discussing the game plans for the day, Jeremy quickly works his A-game to sweep Gloria literally off her feet. However, John’s flirtation method with Claire is delayed due to her arrogant boyfriend Sack who is clearly an overprotective companion.
To become closer to Claire, John breaks the wedding crashing rules and accepts a weekend getaway party at the Cleary family estate. Jeremy opposes until John says “never leave a fellow crasher behind.” Numerous comical disasters arise as John and Jeremy find themselves at the mercy of the Cleary family. “Wedding Crashers” concludes with John and Jeremy finding their true love and making a set of rules about love.
“Wedding Crashers” is one of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn’s best romantic comedies. I would rate this film in the top ten of these celebrities best comedy motion pictures because of the way they portray themselves. They’re outgoing charismatic womanizing gentlemen that any girl would fall for despite the fact that they sleep with a new woman each week. John makes you laugh over putting eye drops in his eyes, while Jeremy makes you chuckle when he’s shot by Sack.
If these two characters were actual people in real life they would woo woman off their feet. They know exactly what to say and when to say it. This film makes people realize that even the most selfish men want to find love. According to Owen Wilson in an interview, he didn’t want to come across as sappy or corny so he worked with David Dobkin to re-write the end of “Wedding Crashers.” As a whole this film has hilarious moments between Wilson and Vaughn with a predictable love story ending.
Each actor that is portrayed in this film is matched perfectly with their part. In moviefone unscripted all of the main characters talk about how much they loved their part and how incredibly funny “Wedding Crashers” is. It shows as Jane Seymour tells Owen Wilson to put his hand on her breasts and when Christopher Walken gives Vince Vaughn the evil eye. Overall this cast rocks out “Wedding Crashers.”
This film has one of the best titles ever because it’s not confusing and it’s straight to the point. As Owen Wilson states, “the title is simple, I go to weddings to pick up girls and that’s it.” “Wedding Crashers” simplicity also relates to how the modest characters portray themselves. Rachel McAdams tells of Claire’s “grounded” behavior when she is wooed by her co-star. Likewise Vaughn relates as he expresses that his character is like a “big child that is forgiven for his short comings.” In all this motion picture shows the predictability of people and what happens when cupid strikes.
In 2005 “Wedding Crashers” was the top grossing film for romantic comedies. The budget was estimated around 40,000,000 with the opening weekend grossing 33,900,720. Overall, the film grossed $209,218,368 to top the box office charts for the year.
Robin Williams crashed a wedding
Increase in people crashing weddings after the film’s debut
Bottom Line: 4 out of 5 stars