Wedding Crashers (2005)
|Writers:||Steve Faber, Bob Fisher|
|Released:||Friday, July 15, 2005|
|Studio:||New Line Cinema|
|Rating:||Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.|
John Beckwith (Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vaughn), Washington D.C.'s top divorce mediators and lifelong best friends, have never met a wedding they couldn't charm their way into. Guided by a secret set of “wedding crashing rules,” the pair attends a different wedding – and romances different bridesmaids – every week. But, when they crash the social event of the season, John falls for the daughter (McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Walken) and decides to break the “rules” in pursuit of her love. What results is a wild weekend at her family’s palatial estate where the ultimate “crashers” quickly find themselves in way over their heads!
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Wedding Crashers Theatrical Review
In 2005's hit comedy "Wedding Crashers" Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson seek to educate us in the fine art of the 115 rules of getting in, getting out, and doing it all over again at next weekend's nuptials to which they have no invitation.
The film opens with John (Owner Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) consulting a couple going through a divorce. In typical Vaughn fashion, his fast talking, slick tongued rants for which he has become famous leads the couple to amicably part ways. It is this introduction to the characters that sets the tone for the rest of the film.
John and Jeremy are Wedding Crashes who, during "wedding season" (their equivalent to the armchair quarterbacks football season) show up at weddings they are uninvited to and make up a story about who they are:
(Jeremy Grey: Okay, what's our back story?
John Beckwith: We're brothers from New Hampshire. We're venture capitalists.
Jeremy Grey: I'm sick of that. Let's be from Vermont. And let's have an emerging maple syrup conglomerate.)
The rest of the movie centers on the two trying to live out lies they have created at the wedding party and establishing relationships between the two couples. John and Claire's a somewhat melodramatic romantic story rife with conflict (Claire gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend over the weekend) while Jeremy and Gloria's is a hilarious game of sexual cat and mouse - but who's the cat and who's the mouse?
-- Eric English
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