If you like romantic comedies a little on the risque side, you will
enjoy “Wedding Crashers.” If you’re looking for a true R-rated
comedy, you should skip these film nuptials.
“Wedding Crashers” is about two guys (Vince Vaughn and Owen
Wilson) who crash weddings. There is nothing misleading about the
title of this film. What is misleading is the R rating. This movie is
not that risque other than a few shots of topless women and some bad
language, or in other words, just a typical day at Venice Beach.
Vaughn and Wilson are perfectly cast as the two bachelors who
sneak into weddings in the Washington, D.C., area to score women and
free booze. While watching the movie, the first question I asked
myself was, “Why didn’t I think of this”?
The guys meet their match when they fall in love with two sisters
at a fancy wedding they’ve crashed. This plot line pushes the film
through its many comedic turns. Christopher Walken plays the father
of the girls but is underused in his role.
“Wedding Crashers” is a decent date movie and may be the first
R-rated comedy that appeals directly to women. This film is actually
a chick flick in disguise.
It’s very subliminal but you should notice it when you see the
Believe me, I could write all day about this anomaly.
Most people at my screening left the theater laughing but I was
troubled about the message, that guys can only be happy if they
settle down and get married. Now that’s funny.
“Wedding Crashers” takes a while to get going and the two-hour
running time is a long one for a comedy, but Vaughn and Wilson keep
things moving with their wonderful banter. Their scenes together are
extremely funny and Vaughn can expect a huge paycheck for his next
The soundtrack is very basic and neither adds or takes away from
the experience. What does add to the humor are the great cameos
sprinkled throughout the movie.
If you’re looking for some laughter this summer, you should
definitely RSVP “Yes” for “Wedding Crashers.”
* MATT BELLNER is an actor and freelance writer from Burbank who
loves going to weddings!