Wedding Crashers (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Wedding Crashers is both raunchy and sweet, and features top-notch comic performances from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

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Two guys find out the hard way that sneaking into the wrong party can cause serious problems in this comedy. Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are a pair of longtime friends who work for a law firm, helping contentious couples mediate their divorces. Their job has given them a cynical attitude about marriage, and as a hobby each weekend the two make a point of crashing weddings reception, where they load up on free food and booze and try their luck at seducing the bridesmaids. When William Cleary (Christopher Walken), the nation's Secretary of the Treasury and a possible candidate for the Presidency, announces his daughter is to wed, the nuptials are billed as the social event of the year, and Jeremy and John decide they must attend the reception. However, John makes the mistake of falling head over heels for Claire (Rachel McAdams), the bride's sister, while Jeremy attracts the attentions of a woman he'd prefer not to be involved with, and soon their romantic peccadilloes get them in very hot water. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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R (for sexual content/nudity and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Cast

Owen Wilson
as John Beckwith
Vince Vaughn
as Jeremy Grey
Rachel McAdams
as Claire Cleary
Christopher Walken
as William Cleary
Isla Fisher
as Gloria
Jane Seymour
as Kathleen Cleary
Bradley Cooper
as Zack Lodge
Keir O'Donnell
as Todd Cleary
Will Ferrell
as Chazz Reinhold
Henry Gibson
as Father O'Neil
Dwight Yoakam
as Mr. Kroeger
Rebecca De Mornay
as Mrs. Kroeger
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Grandma Mary Cleary
Ron Canada
as Randolph
Jenny Alden
as Christina Cleary
Jennifer Alden
as Christina Cleary
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Critic Reviews for Wedding Crashers

All Critics (182) | Top Critics (46)

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are enormously funny.

Full Review… | April 10, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sharply honed, if often raunchy.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's good, but it's no Anchorman.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Sadly, in spite of its cast and seemingly can't-miss premise, Wedding Crashers is at its best a succession of mild chuckles.

September 25, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Sometimes a movie comedy just clicks. Welcome to one of those times.

July 27, 2005
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wedding Crashers

½

A very funny comedy that invests more in odd situations than in punch line gags, with a priceless Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn in a magnetic performance, but the film is unfortunately about thirty minutes longer than it should be, dragging a little in the third act.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

One of the least funny things my brain has had to suffer through.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

½

Plumbing new depths in vulgarity and tastelessness, "Wedding Crashers" is a tiresome compilation of recent American guy-girl movie clichés. The acting is poor and the script worse, making the cinema seat harder as each long minute goes by. Of course the audience lapped it all up, guffawing at each sophomoric gag. How depressing to see that this awful movie is #1 at the box office. Good cinematography doesn't rescue it. We squirm seeing Christopher Walken and Jane Seymour repeatedly embarrassing themselves. We yawn at Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson lurching from unbelievable "I love ya Buddy" male bonding to predatory joint hunting of generic society chicks. Compared with the finer acting and script of now-running "Must Love Dogs", the winner of the toilet humor, bad language, degrade women and insult gays genre is undoubtedly "Wedding Crashers". Insatiable public appetite for this rubbish will ensure that we soon might see even worse movies, if that is possible. 2 1/2 stars 8-14-07

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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