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Wedding Crashers - Uncorked

A comedy movie directed by David Dobkin.

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Christopher Walken and Witty Dialogue Tainted By Juvenile Humor.

  • Sep 8, 2007
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John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) are lifelong friends and business partners who work as divorce mediators in Washington, D.C. They are fairly good at what they do and seem to enjoy what they do. The reason for this is that in the springtime they take off and travel around the country seeking weddings to crash. It doesn't matter the ethnicity or culture of the people involved, they have an identity for each one. Besides the free food and drinks, the reason the duo crashes these weddings is so that they can pick up women who have become sexually aroused by the weddings. It's one woman after another and a seemingly neverending party. That is until Jeremy convinces John to attend the wedding of the daughter of Treasure Secretary William Cleary (Christopher Walken). It's a lavish affair and John becomes smitten with Cleary's daughter, Claire (Rachel McAdams) while Jeremy just wants to roll around in the hay with Cleary's daughter, Gloria (Isla Fisher). John and Jeremy are invited by the daughters back to the family estate for the weekend and John begs Jeremy to go so that he can try to get to know Claire better, even though she has a jerk boyfriend named Sack (Bradley Cooper). It's a weekend full of comic mishaps and misunderstandings that eventually leads to some sappy nonsense about love and relationships.

WEDDING CRASHERS features a lot of situational comedy and is seeped in innuendo. There's also some brief glimpses of nude women. All of that appeals heavily to adolescent males and helped make the movie one of the top grossing films of 2005, led it to be named as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006 by Premiere magazine, and gave both Wilson and Vaughn one of the biggest movies of their careers up to that point.

But that's really all just fluff. The main reasons to watch WEDDING CRASHERS is for the dialogue and to see Christopher Walken. Props to writers Steve Faber and Bob Fisher (as well as Olson and Vaughn who adlibbed some bits) for giving Jeremy and John such witty diatribe throughout the film. Whether it's about the virtues of not-dating, thoughtfully reflecting upon how to live a meaningful life, or a pontification about falling in love, WEDDING CRASHERS has some great dialogue to quote. As for the other reason to watch, it's Christopher Walken. We should watch anything that man does. Enough said.

I don't enjoy WEDDING CRASHERS as much as my brothers or some of my friends do. It has some funny moments and I can see why it is so popular. However, it's definitely not a movie for everyone. That's not to say that I didn't like it, because that's not true. I just don't think it's as funny as a lot of people think it is. Still, it's still a movie that any serious movie buff should see at least once. If nothing else, you'll at least have some great dialogue to bring up in conversations later.

The DVD includes two commentaries, one with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, the other with director David Dobkin. Also included are deleted scenes, two featurettes "Event Planning" and "A Crash Course in Wedding Crashing", and a music video from The Sights called "Circus".

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review by . August 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    John (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) are a pair of peculiar male specimens. They work as divorce mediators in Washington, D.C. pretty much year-round; that is, until what they call "wedding season" kicks in. It is then they spool through the local papers so that they may pick and choose which weddings they intend to "crash". And not "crash" in the sense that they cause a ruckus. Every time they assume the position of a distant relative or family friend …
Quick Tip by . May 31, 2010
Great fun for adults- not great for kids
review by . September 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Wedding Crashers is another in the line of adolescent comedy that seems so popular nowadays. There are some funny scenes, and Will Farrell has a great cameo. However, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, I was expecting to be laughing out loud a lot more, and I wasn't. By the end of the film, it seems more like a shallow love story than a comedy film. Good for some laughs, but these actors have done better films.
review by . April 24, 2009
I actually caught myself laughing out loud hard to almost tears several times. Two divorce attorneys live their fantasy by crashing weddings to get free food and seduce women. Then at a wedding for a relative of a senator, Owen Wilson meets the woman of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) and Vaughn meets her wild sister who he deflowers. The girls invite them to stay the weekend at their estate. The weekend proves to be too much because the longer they are with someone, the more likely their lies will …
review by . September 10, 2006
Pros: Vince Vaughn carried this movie, and Rachel McAdams is a beauty.     Cons: Nothing really...     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. I have to admit that I went into Wedding Crashers with every intentions of hating the Vince Vaughn (Jeremy), Owen Wilson (John), romantic comedy vehicle. I came out the other side with new respect for the acting abilities of Vince Vaughn and a new admiration for Rachel McAdams (Clair).   …
review by . February 16, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
The Frat-Pack, are surely the hardest working collective in Hollywood. Hardly a couple of month's goes by without a movie featuring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, or those Wilson boys Luke and Owen being released. When Starsky and Hutch paired Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller it was good, when Dodge ball put Vince Vaughn with Ben Stiller it was better, but "Wedding Crashers" could well be the finest Frat-Pack pairing to date.    Although Wilson and Vaughn have …
review by . January 10, 2006
"Wedding Crashers" is a very funny film. It's got more laughs and potty humor in it than you can shake a stick at. It's almost perfect, but there's one flaw. It tries too hard to appeal to both men and women at the same time. It takes raunchy fun and tries to couple it with a romantic comedy. The two genres rarely mix well. Considering this, though, the film is worth multiple views.    Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are two buddies out for a little tail. In order to achieve said …
review by . January 06, 2006
I actually caught myself laughing out loud hard to almost tears several times. Two divorce attorneys live their fantasy by crashing weddings to get free food and seduce women. Then at a wedding for a relative of a senator, Owen Wilson meets the woman of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) and Vaughn meets her wild sister who he deflowers. The girls invite them to stay the weekend at their estate. The weekend proves to be too much because the longer they are with someone, the more likely their lies will …
review by . January 05, 2006
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With Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as a pair of brazen wedding crashers, this buddy/romantic comedy milks a few big laughs from its foolproof premise. Under the direction of David Dobkin (who previously worked with Wilson onShanghai Knights), the movie ranges from bawdy romp to mushy romance, and that tonal identity crisis curtails the overall hilarity. But when the well-teamed costars are firing on all pistons with fast-paced dialogue and manic situations, belly laughs are delivered at a steady clip. Things get complicated when the guys infiltrate the family of the Treasury Secretary (Christopher Walken), resulting in a romantic pair-off between Vaughn and the congressman's oversexed daughter Gloria (Isla Fisher) while Wilson sincerely woos another daughter, Claire (Rachel McAdams), who's unhappily engaged to an Ivy League cheater (Bradley Cooper). Walken is more or less wasted in his role, but Jane Seymour and Henry Gibson make amusing appearances, and a surprise guest arrives late in the game for some over-the-top scene-stealing. It's all a bit uneven, but McAdams (considered by some to be "the next Julia Roberts") is a pure delight, and with enough laughs to make it easily recommended,Wedding Crasherswill likely find its place on DVD shelves alongside other flawed but enjoyable R-rated comedies that embrace a naughtier, nastier brand of humor with no need for apologies.--Jeff Shannon

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Director: David Dobkin
Genre: Comedy
Screen Writer: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: New Line Home Video
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