Reviewer's Rating 4 out of 5   User Rating 3 out of 5
Wedding Crashers (2005)
15Contains strong language and moderate sex

There's something for both the boys and the girls in this raucously funny romantic comedy by director David Dobkin. In fact the real chemistry happens between Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as womanisers who crash weddings to pick up aspiring brides for one-night-stands - until one of them falls in love. Outrageous set-ups and saucy dialogue keep the party going and, while it staggers erratically to its conclusion, Wedding Crashers always has its heart in the right place.

An intriguing encounter with bridesmaid Claire (Rachel McAdams) prompts John (Owen Wilson) to accept an invitation to a weekend-long wedding celebration at the home of high-ranking politico William Cleary (Christopher Walken). Buddy Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) is more than a little peeved since he's desperate to shake off Claire's bunny-boiling sister Gloria (Isla Fisher) and the longer they spend with the Clearys, the more likely it is their cover will be blown.


One mishap leads to another provoking the kind of laughs that'll leave your jaw on the floor (a wild-eyed Gloria 'pleasuring' Jeremy under the family dinner table is particularly hilarious). However, Dobkin also proves a bit of a tease by introducing a couple of tantalising subplots that lead nowhere. For instance, Claire's mother (Jane Seymour) makes a brazen attempt to seduce John, but this is then quickly brushed aside. Towards the end of the film so many complications prove a little too hot for Dobkin to handle, but side-splitting support from Will Ferrell more than makes up for it. Indeed it's the charm of these rogues that guarantees you'll go all the way.

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Director: David Dobkin

Writer: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher

Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Length: 119 minutes

Cinema: 15 July 2005

Country: USA

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