March 25, 2007
Movies: Wedding Crashers
Directed by David Dobkin
Screenplay by Steve Faber and Bob Pisher
Starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher
You can view the trailer here: Trailer
Wedding Crashersis a comedy filled with fun, excitement, and laughter mainly because of the stellar performances by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Their on-screen chemistry is uncanny and unmatched by any another other comedic duo in Hollywood. There could not have been better casting for the roles of Jeremy Gray (Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Wilson). Although Christopher Walken and a famous cameo actor have their moments, Vaughn and Wilson easily steal the spotlight.
As successful lawyers, Jeremy and John crash weddings in order to score with beautiful vulnerable woman. By using ridiculous identities that woman fall for (such as charter member of the Oprah Book Club) they are easily able to sweep these women off their feet. Although their abilities to woo women are implausible and somewhat pathetic, their tactics are comedic and deserve recognition.
Although this film is a romantic comedy, the main emphasis should be placed on the comedic element. The love story between John and Clair is underdeveloped and their chemistry cannot hold a candle to that of John and Jeremy. The love between John and Clair is not as apparent as the unquestionable brotherly friendship between John and Jeremy. Without trying to sound too cliché, John and Jeremy’s relationship literally come off the screen. Vaughn and Wilson however, cannot take all the credit for their performances. The clever writing by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher make possible hilarious interactions and childish arguments of the comedic duo. This is immediately established in the opening scene of the movie where John and Jeremy cooperate and use their sharp rhetoric to settle an angry divorce between a couple arguing over miniscule frequent flyer miles.
The movie, however, does have a few loop holes and loose ends. Some scenes are absolutely ridiculously and have very little substance other than for humor. But if you can look past the unrealistic elements and walk in to the film ready to laugh, then you will certainly be in for a treat. Expect anything more than humor and you may be disappointed. But what most definitely won’t disappoint you is the on-screen chemistry of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Posted by vatran at March 25, 2007 04:06 PM
Another classic comedy. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson work so well together.
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