(Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) are two friends who, in their
own minds, seem to have found the perfect answer to perpetual single-hood.
They crash weddings, looking for lonely, despondent women, play to their
sensibilities and then take them home. Their perfect plan goes awry when Owen
Wilson falls for one of the bridesmaids (Rachel McAdams as Claire Cleary) at a
high profile wedding. Jeremy is dragged along as John’s “wingman” on a
weekend getaway with Claire’s family, hoping to help him get the woman of his
complicate matters, Rachel’s family immediately latches onto the two young
men, from William (Christopher Walken) the straight man of the supporting cast
and his wife and Kathleen (Jane Seymour) who has a fascination with teasing
young men with her breasts, to Claire’s sister Gloria (Isla Fisher) who goes
crazy for Jeremy and her asocial brother Todd (Keir O’Donnell) who expresses
his appreciation for Jeremy in some of the very same ways, along with a
memorable cameo by Will Ferrell as their mentor who has figured out a unique
way to take the wedding crashing idea to an all new high.. um err.. low. With
the help of the supporting cast, this movie takes full advantage of it’s “R”
rating, creating some of the most awkward sexual humor I have ever laughed at,
while at the same time looking around to make sure I wasn’t the only one
laughing of course.
and Vince Vaughn are hilarious together. Owen Wilson’s calm and sometimes
unassuming demeanor plays perfectly against Vince Vaughn’s hyper active
aggressiveness. The scenes with just the two of them together, some of the
more subtle humor in the film, was some of the best comedic chemistry I have
seen in a very long time.
On the whole,
the film’s attempt to tell a coherent story only gets in the way of laughing
until my gut hurt. The lack of any kind of story can be forgiven, because
this movie is really only about moving on to the next over the top joke. And
this movie is more than funny enough to compensate.
BIGFANBOY.com score - On a scale of
1 to 10, 10 being the best, I give WEDDING CRASHERS a 8.
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