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The Wedding Ringer (2015)

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Critic 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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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
Rating:
R (for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use andf brief graphic nudity)
Genre:
Comedy
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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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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Ringer

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (24)

The plot's old, the title's borrowed and the jokes are blue - but there's nothing remotely new in this wearying bromantic comedy.

Full Review… | February 16, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Screenwriters Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender don't even try to make the premise seem plausible; rather, they use it as a springboard for screwball complications and verbal humor.

Full Review… | January 23, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What saves the film are its two leads, who aren't afraid to show their sensitive sides -- along with other parts of themselves.

Full Review… | January 19, 2015
Newsday
Top Critic

The Wedding Ringer feels spat out for people who love Katherine Heigl movies but wish that Eddie Murphy were in her role instead.

Full Review… | January 16, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

A mostly disposable, occasionally quite funny bromance distinguished at times by its earnestness.

Full Review… | January 16, 2015
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Hart rants, Gad fidgets, and together this pair barrels through the plot, shaping between them a surprisingly potent friendship.

Full Review… | January 16, 2015
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Ringer

Wasn't awful, but the cast didn't do much for me and the storyline was pretty predictable. I don't know, I'm not mad keen on weddings and movies about them (with very few exceptions), so maybe it would appeal more to others. Okay for a free watch on tv. I didn't really laugh at anything and a few things were mildly offensive but I guess I've seen worse comedies.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Predictable yet entertaining.

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

½

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 Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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