Wedding Crashers

New Line Cinema presents a film directed by David Dobkin. Written by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher. Running time: 119 minutes. Rated R (for sexual content/nudity and language).

 

This is one of those films like Stripes or Caddyshack where you have several very funny movie stars in their prime getting together just for the exercise of making a movie. Were you like me sitting in the theater watching Old School and Vince Vaughn standing next to Will Farrell as a wedding was in progress listening to Vaughn coaxing Farrell out of his commitment, “it’s not too late,” as his bride is walking towards them? Were you like me thinking man if only this one scene or moment could last an entire film? Well shit if you were you were probably elated to see The Wedding Crashers. And if you weren’t than shit we don’t have as much in common as I originally thought.

 

This movie thrives on sarcasm and a complete and utter disrespect for the whole union of marriage. That is until of course the end of the film where everyone grows into the person we all should be. But until then this is one of the funniest films of the year. You can’t even begin to keep up with Vaughn in this picture as his lines come as fast and underhanded as any of Chevy Chase’s best work.

 

Rachel McAdams was a surprise to see in this film. Already and out of nowhere she has already succeeded in Comedy (Mean Girls) Drama (The Notebook) Thriller (Red Eye) Looks (She’s Gorgeous). As insignificant as a movie this seemed her performance still exceeds its original writing and is as real and honest as any of her previous work.

 

This movie does tend to go on a bit long, but it was worth it when we finally get to meet the much talked about and Yoda of Wedding Crasher, Chaz. This is a cameo that starts as just that and then turns into a disturbing sequence for the down and out morally shaken Owen Wilson.

 

This film begins with a rather large montage of celebrations and dancing and drinking and girls and naked girls and maintains this overall positive energy for the duration of the film. This film and these characters give a good name to a generally frown upon black sheep of a party goer, The Wedding Crasher.

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~ by fumikaelson on October 16, 2005.

One Response to “Wedding Crashers”

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