The Wedding Ringer

2015

The Wedding Ringer

Critics Consensus

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad might be two great comedians that go great together, but there's little evidence of it on display in The Wedding Ringer.

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63%

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User Ratings: 40,119
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Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy. (c) Sony

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Cast

Kevin Hart
as Jimmy Callahan
Josh Gad
as Doug Harris
Kaley Cuoco
as Gretchen Palmer
Affion Crockett
as Reggie Drysdale
Jorge Garcia
as Lurch/Garvey
Dan Gill
as Bronstein/Dickerson
Corey Holcomb
as Otis/Alzado
Ken Howard
as Ed Palmer
Colin Kane
as Fitzgibbons/Plunkett
Cloris Leachman
as Grandma Palmer
Jenifer Lewis
as Doris Jenkins
Alan Ritchson
as Kip/Carew
Mimi Rogers
as Lois Palmer
Aaron Takahashi
as Endo/Rambis
Olivia Thirlby
as Alison Palmer
Whitney Cummings
as Holly Munk
Ignacio Serricchio
as Edmundo/Dirty Eddie Sanchez
Glozell Green
as Attractive Traveler
Tristin Mays
as Cute Bridesmaid
Neal Israel
as Rabbi Steinsaltz
Justine Ezarik
as Stuart's Wife Pam
Tyler Michael Brown
as Batting Cage Kid
Peter Gilroy
as PJ The Waiter
Josh Peck
as Bad Best Man
Hal Jeffrin
as Band Leader
Amy Okuda
as Lurch's Wife Marci
Jeffrey Ross
as Hal Lane
Joe Namath
as Football Legend
John Riggins
as Football Legend
Ed Jones
as Football Legend
David Burr
as Father McNulty
Lisa Donovan
as Flight Attendant
Jessica Grace Namath
as Party Trick Girl
Olivia Rose Namath
as Party Trick Girl
Tracey Graves
as Party Trick Girl
Steve Greene
as Groom Chris
Steve Terada
as Male Flight Attendant
Ashley Jones
as Babs Fremont
Lindsay Pearce
as Alexandra Plylow
Jackie Wade
as Party Girl
Nikki Leigh
as 15-Year-Old Girl
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Audience Reviews for The Wedding Ringer

  • Jun 14, 2015
    Predictable yet entertaining.
    Shawn M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2015
    So much party and bullshit, and I mean that in the best way possible! A financially stable but friendship-challenged guy (who manages to put a ring on a hot blonde) enlists the ultimate, temporary friendship salesman. I'm not really familiar with Kevin Hart's stand-up, but he is rather excellent as Jimmy Callahan aka Bic Mitchum, the faux Best Man. He imbues all his toasts with off-the-cuff humor, crowd-pleasing meet-cutes, researched anecdotes, and unexpected poignancy. I want him as MY Best Man! Jimmy and Doug bonding through dance is hysterical, and the whole soundtrack is bumpin'. The septet of random groomsman is weird yet lovable, and Jimmy's flirtation with Alison, the bride's flinty sister (played by winsome Olivia Thirlby) is subtle and sweet. I was afraid Gretchen, the hot blonde, would just be a one-dimensional nice girl, but revealing her as a gold-digger is just as bad character development. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting didn't really have any room to play with hot and bland, but maybe she could have played the gold-digger with a bit more sympathetic intention.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2015
    A unexpected surprise which was funny and not overly smutty. Hart is quite good as a man who offers his friendship for a price and Gad plays the perfect comic foil very well. A perfect rental! 05-29-2015
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2015
    Lighthearted and fun, The Wedding Ringer is a formulaic goofball comedy with a fair amount of laughs. Unable to come up with any groomsmen for his wedding, Doug Harris turns to a small-time hustler who specializes in wedding services. Leads Kevin Hart and Josh Gad deliver solid performances, but the supporting cast is rather weak. Also, the comedy is uneven, as the raunchiness seems random and out of place. And the plot is full of clichés and stereotypes. Yet despite its weakness, The Wedding Ringer is still pretty entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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