- Directors: David Dobkin
- Region: All Regions
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B005V0ZY7S
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Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are an unbeatable combination as two Washington DC lawyers who get their kicks, and their girls, by crashing weddings. Displaying talent, wit, intelligence, and ample charm, the pair seldom fails at their mutual mission of seduction. But eventually they get bored with the routine. Everything explodes when they crash an upper-crust wedding given by US Senator William Cleary (Christopher Walken). Jeremy (Vaughn) makes the ostensible mistake of seducing Cleary's sexually ravenous daughter Gloria (Isla Fisher) and John (Wilson) falls head over heels for the beautiful, slightly sarcastic older sister, Claire (Rachel McAdams). But Claire is nearly engaged to a slimy, macho, ivy-league snob played with beady-eyed gusto by ALIAS's Bradley Cooper. The boys get lured away on a weekend trip to the Cleary's estate, which is when the film begins to resemble an early 1930s pre-code comedy with its innuendo-filled banter, eccentric grandmothers, suspicious rivals, and copious bed-hopping. Vaughn's motor-mouth aggression plays off Wilson's irresistible sensitivity (and vice versa) to such perfection that they leave other contemporary romantic comedy teams in the dust. They manage to get plenty of laughs and warmth from their believably close male friendship without resorting to any cliched homoerotic references. Their respective love interests are also outstanding, particularly McAdams who displays extraordinary wit and presence in addition to her stunning beauty. Walken is surprisingly low-key as the senator, tuning his usual craziness down to a few tensile stares. Seventies mini-series staple Jane Seymour is memorable as the senator's sex-starved, boozed-up wife, who makes a play for John.
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The story in itself is unique in a way and not so unique in other ways. Firstly, it is a rom com, so has a typical plot ending, but it is unique in the way that never has anther film dealt with 2 guys who crash weddings One thing I can say is that if there is another film about 2 guys crashing weddings, then it didnt have the delightful Rachel McAdams in it! I adore her! Everytime I watch her she is like a breath of fresh air, so pretty and talented, she is one of my fave actresses! and although Owen Wilson is not what I might call a 'catch', they play off eachother very well and are very cute with together!
The always funny Vince Vaughn is a riot as usual and the very talented but sometimes over-looked Isla Fisher is very funny and cute too! Also, I forgot bradley cooper was in this, lol! and Chris Walken and Jane Seymour are welcome editions!
All in all, if u are looking for a rom com with a difference, that is both hilarious and heart-breaking at the same time with a cracking cast (and u cant find another one with wedding crashing in it) then stop in ur search and look no further!
I would recommend it if you definitely have a gap in your timetable to fill.
These guys have had a good run of flicks to date, they seem to find something a little different to base a series of jokes around, a sport (Semi-Pro-basketball, Blades of Glory-ice skating, Dodgeball-err dodgeball) or a subject matter to reel gags out on (Zoolander-modelling, Starsky & Hutch-Cops) or in this case crashing weddings.
They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, but fear not, this flick is not it.
With possibly the best teaming of the Frat packers, the relaxed, lovable charm of Wilson and the verbal diarrhoea of Vinny bounce one liners and comic metaphors off each other like a pinball table with multi-ball bonus on full tilt (See what I did there?). It really is jam full with quotable spiel you'll be scrabbling for a piece of paper to jot down ready to unleash on the guys up the pub.
So the basic story is this. The two leads play a couple of divorce mediators who during the week help couples realise where they went wrong and settle their problems, then by weekend, crash weddings under the cover of long lost relatives to hook up with girls, with much success. After a full season, and a cracking montage, the encore is to crash a huge wedding, the daughter of the Secretary of Treasury, one last blast to put the icing on the cake.
The Secretary in question is Christopher Walken, who, I'm sorry, can deliver a line better than anyone...Read more ›
The film's greatest strength lies in the sheer range of well-defined characters. All of them are integral to the film's substance, but the interplay between Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan is especially important. The buddy-buddy feel that predominates through the first two thirds of the film gives rise to some of the most memorable lines and quotes I think I can remember from recent films. The roles played by Christopher Walken, and his family, are fantastic. A true achiever in Hollywood, Walken brings his "ever-so-slightly-creepy" acting style into line with his obvious comedic talents to sublime effect - perhaps a precursor to his amusing but slightly unnerving role as an Angel of Death in "Click!". The inclusion of Will Ferrel as the ninja-master of 'crashing may not be to everyone's taste, but his role is kept to a minimal, and is actually particularly funny.
The plot is fairly predictable, so I won't go into it at length; basically two best friends who have daytime jobs as divorce mediates get their kicks out of gatecrashing local weddings, picking up emotional girls and then moving on.Read more ›
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Good movie about how strange love can be for normal people and not for those who pretend to be someone they are not, your true colours will be found out, just be yourself.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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