Movie Stats & Links
||Vince Vaughn, Owen
Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken
||R - Thank God!!!!
New Line Cinema
||This one is
strictly for adults, unless you want to teach them early how
to pick up girls at weddings.
||If she likes this
kind of comedy, otherwise she might think you are a pig.
||Some very nice
nudity and Gloria is pretty much a nympho.
||Some punching is
||Not too much
||Start to finish.
||Dinner at the
Secretary's house, and I still can't figure out why the
Secretary didn't notice the ropes in Jeremy's room.
||Way too many to
Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay
First I would like to pray…
A Movie Review
"Thank you God for not intervening and making the movie
folks for ‘Wedding Crashers’ decide they needed to clean up
the film so it could get a PG-13 rating, even though they
supposedly told Senator John McCain that the movie would be
rated PG-13. I realize there are probably some things in the
movie that might be offensive to you, but I’m guessing you
had your hands full helping some baseball players get a
couple of homeruns, a bunch of singers getting their songs
right, and I’m pretty sure you’re still trying to figure out
the Christian folks who want to ban abortion yet think the
death penalty is a good thing. I know we’re a nutty group
down here, you know, killing in the name of religion and
all, but I just wanted to thank you for letting a very funny
movie be made. Amen."
Now let’s get to "Wedding Crashers." Here’s the story…
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are divorce mediators,
Jeremy and John respectively. We get introduced to them as
they are trying to work a divorcing couple through a tough
time in how to split the airline miles. But John and Jeremy
are in happy mode now because of the change of season – it
is now wedding season. As it is, Jeremy has learned from the
master, Chaz, the art of crashing weddings and scoring with
the ladies. He has now teamed with John because, well, Chaz
had gotten even a little too weird for Jeremy and John is
his best friend. The season is going swimmingly, as our
heroes go from wedding to wedding, bedding many a beauty.
But the season is coming to an end, yet there is one more
wedding to crash, the wedding of all weddings, as the
daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury is getting
married. The Secretary of the Treasury in this case happens
to be played by Christopher Walken.
Low and behold, and wouldn’t you know it, the boys get
into the church, and each ends up setting their sites on two
of the other daughters of the Secretary, namely Gloria (Isla
Fisher) and Claire (Rachel McAdams). Jeremy works his magic on
Gloria, meanwhile John is smitten with Claire from the
minute she walks down the isle as a bridesmaid. Jeremy works
quickly, only to find that Gloria is more of a stalker, but
John finds trouble when he finds out Claire has a boyfriend.
But John is different this time, falling for Claire, whereas
Jeremy is done and just wants to get out of Dodge. Jeremy,
though, being the good friend and unable to leave a fellow
crasher, sticks it out even as they find themselves invited
to Dad’s for the weekend, and having some issues with his
Yea, you can probably figure out how things end up, the
impending friends hating each other, the cameo you would
expect, and everyone ending up happily ever after. And you
know what, you probably won’t care because for a couple of
hours you’ve been laughing your ass off.
Look, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, you know what
kind of laughs to expect, and they are all over this film.
From the opening scenes with them working with the divorcing
couple, to their antics at the weddings, to being stuck at
the Secretary’s pad for the weekend, to the last scene, to
the blatant nudity, to the gay son, to Vince insisting he
keep the painting, this movie is a laugh riot.
I won’t go into this any more; if you liked the trailer
you’ll probably love the movie. If you found the concept
revolting, you’ll hate the movie even more. For me it will
be hard to top this in terms of a comedy this year, and this
one vaulted quickly into my top ten comedy movies of all
time. 5 stars out of 5 for "Wedding Crashers." I haven’t
laughed that hard during a movie in a long time, and again,
I’d like to thank God for it.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!!