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Wedding Crashers
Review by Ross Anthony

It's just what you might expect from a film starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. They're a couple of fast-talking charmers so full of *bleep* that they begin to disgust even themselves. Still, as the Redford or Newman (I forget which) once said of Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid in some ways this is a love affair between two men.

Certainly a worthy rental, the film delivers its fair share of laughs and guffaws. Always amusing, fairly engaging, you'll keep a ready smile on your face from beginning to end. That said, there is no real emotional arc, no grand build and no exciting climax. That's not to say there is no climax or resolution -- there is, and it is fun, it's just not hard-hitting because the emotional lead up wasn't seriously developed.

Though strong on production value, the film suffers slightly from one other subtlety. The actors, at times, seem to be delivering their lines to the camera, not to each other. Now, the lines are funny, and the actors are excellent so the film is still good. It's just that the fluidity feels sticky because of that. That certain spontaneous repartee is slightly weakened.

Despite these imperfections, "Wedding Crashers" is still a good time. A strong B+

I'm a big fan of Owen Wilson. If you like him too, check out Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights.. He teams up with Jackie Chan. I just love those flicks. (The later film also directed by David Dobkin, as a matter of fact.)


  • Wedding Crashers. Copyright © 2005.
  • Starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Ron Canada, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Albertini Dow, Jane Seymours.
  • Directed by David Dobkin.
  • Screenplay by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher.
  • Produced by Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay at Newline/Tapestry.

Grade..........................B+ (2.5/4)

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