You will never look at "Weddings" the same way again after this film!. Finally, we seem to be getting back to 'Raw Comedy' after this Politically Correct era!. I Propose a Toast! to "Wedding Crashers"- starring 2 great guys and 2 hot ladies who made this comedy work!.
The premise is simple. Two divorce mediators, John and Jeremy, have mastered the art of seduction and all they have to do is bring their fake stories and an empty box. They get fed, boozed, and ladies from total strangers at weddings and in return....they are the life of every one they attend..
First, I think Vince Vaughn (Jeremy) should be made a 'Priest' in the church or Male Comedy!. While when he plays it straight quite well it's when he has to play "uncomfortable" he really sells the laughs. Guys will dig his bravado but, he might have met his match in Aussie born actress Isla Fisher (Gloria). She's his anti-thesis in this film and every cad's worst nightmare. Where Vince is the cool cat who take's his lovin' and escapes into the night like Cassanova, Fisher is a grade A praying mantis of seemingly stalkerish dependency and "clingyness".
Owen Wilson (John) is just as adept as Vaughn here but, in a passive way that sneaks up on the ladies (he can fake tears and sincerity in second- LOL). However, it's Rachel McAdams (Clair) who's on the fast track to stardom and the "belle" of this ball who steals Owen's heart and unbalences the natural order in his life. She's got the smile of Jennifer Garner, the Moxie of Kate Bosworth and the regal natural beauty of Kate Beckensale...
This film is almost a drunked bash in some areas and trying to be 'sensitive' in others and it's got a few quirks in the 3rd act but- it's still a unique comedy trip!. Not since the over the top antics of "Bad Santa" have I enjoyed such blunt, sex-driven, an profanity laced comedy. Forget, your 'touchy-feely' fruity "Fockers" and Kate Hudson - these are Men!. You've got to be be bold and bawdy sometimes...You know how loose, free, and drunkenly euphroic people that are blitzed at Wedding's act?. It's a release!...just like this film is.
Chicks will like how the Rachel and Isla play with out heroes and the men will enjoy the male humor and tips on how to appear to care...(did I say that?).
Film Review by idolmasher_99
Anyway , Alkis and I loved it. we had such a good laugh tonight at Cineplex, Larnaca. Fortunately enough, there are some really good films on at the cinema these days.