Number of Times Seen – 2 (4 June 2006 and 28 May 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Two arbitration lawyers spend their free time crashing weddings in order to pick up girls for one night stands.
My Take on it – This is a film that I recall seeing not long after it came out and was recently reminded as to how funny it was.
It truly is hilariously done because it comes across as being quite interesting an idea that works on numerous levels.
One the one hand, it is filled with so many funny scenes and dialogue that it’s hard to not laugh even at the over the top or very racy jokes.
But the way that the charcater arcs are created, we get to see that this isn’t just a film made for laughs and it has some really nice serious scenes that come across as being quite poignant.
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are perfect in the leads and they have such amazing chemistry together that it’s quite easy to believe that they have been friends and compatriots for so many years.
They are helped by a superb supporting cast that includes Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, Jane Seymour and Christopher Walken who are all great in both their serious and comedic scenes.
The overall premise of the film is both creative and sleazy at the same time which makes it feel like a bloody car accident that one feels compelled to watch which is a good thing in the end because of the way that the story moves along and is able to redeem the sleazy parts at the beginning with some very interesting ones as the plot moves along.
Bottom Line – Hilarious film that actually works on numerous levels. Wilson and Vaughn have amazing chemistry together which helps make this story work even better. The supporting cast is extremely talented with Adams, Fisher, Walken, Cooper and Seymour are doing great jobs. The overall premise is both great and sleazy at the same time yet like a bloody accident, it’s hard to look away because of the character arcs throughout. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This film was the inspiration for the film clip of the song “Sugar” by Maroon 5, in which the band actually “crashed” several weddings by performing live without the knowledge of guests or the bridal party. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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