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The Wedding Ringer (2015)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 January 2015 (USA)
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Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy Callahan / Bic
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Doug Harris
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Reggie / Drysdale
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Gretchen Palmer
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Lurch / Garvey
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Bronstein / Dickerson
Corey Holcomb ...
Otis / Alzado
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Ed Palmer
Colin Kane ...
Fitzgibbons / Plunkett
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Grandma Palmer
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Doris Jenkins
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Kip / Carew
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Lois Palmer
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Endo / Rambis
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Alison Palmer
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Storyline

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a lovable 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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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He's the best man... money can buy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use and brief graphic nudity. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Golden Tux  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,500,000 (USA) (16 January 2015)

Gross:

$64,460,211 (USA) (3 April 2015)
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Trivia

When Josh Gadd and Kevin Hart crashed the wedding, the best man (Josh Peck) yells out Wolverines. Josh Peck played the title role in Red Dawn (2012) where he was the leader of group of teenage insurgents named after their football team called the Wolverines. See more »

Goofs

In the plane scene, the first shot shows Nadia in Doug's lap. However, in the next shot, Doug is sitting alone, and Nadia walks over and sits in his lap. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jimmy: Meet your groomsmen!
[Doug looks at a bunch of strangers]
Doug Harris: These guys can not be my groomsmen. It looks like the entire cast of Goonies grew up and became rapists!
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After the credits, there is a goofy scene starring Josh Gad and Kevin Hart See more »

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Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Just Tango
Written and Produced by Jared Faber
Performed by Hal Jeffrin
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Hilarious comedy with gut-busting laughs
29 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Josh Gad and Kevin Hart bring the laughs out in this hysterical buddy comedy. Josh Gad plays Doug Harris, who is two weeks away from getting married to his beloved fiancée, Gretchen Palmer. However, Doug doesn't have any close friends to attend his wedding. He hires Jimmy Callahan, played by Kevin Hart, to provide best men to attend his wedding. As the days approach, an unexpected friendship develops between Doug and Jimmy, and wild nights of hysteria ensues. This is one of the funniest R-rated comedies I've seen since 22 Jump Street, which was last summer. Its funny, hysterical, and sure had me laughing frequently.

Kevin Hart has been one of the funniest actors in Hollywood. I was quite surprised to see Josh Gad doing a comedy. I have only known him doing the voice of Olaf in Disney's Frozen, and playing Steve Wozniak in the biopic drama Jobs, which was a critical failure. I also surprised by the comedic chemistry him and Kevin Hart brought in this movie. The dance during the wedding reception scene with these two was easily one of the most laugh-inducing scenes in the film. The scene taking place a the bachelor with the dog was a bit crude, but I couldn't help laugh. Kevin Hart also delivers some of the funniest dialogue in many scenes. Sure, there are some scenes that were a bit predictable, but they still manage to be entertaining.

Overall, this movie didn't disappoint me very much. It was very funny and entertaining. If you are a Kevin Hart fan, this movie is a good choice. Be cautious, there are a few nude scenes but don't let them turn you away.


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