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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
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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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Doug needs a best man, in the worst way. Jimmy is the best friend money can buy. But sometimes when you buy a friend, there's a price to be paid... See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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:

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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

The music used during the football scene was from the score of Rudy. 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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References Red Dawn (2012) See more »

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It's Only A Paper Moon
Written by Billy Rose, E.Y. Harburg (as E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) and Harold Arlen
Produced by Jared Faber
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Better than expected...
11 June 2015 | by (the Edge of the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

I'm now writing this review back to back with another (similar?) comedy Unfinished Business (2015) with Vince Vaughn (who actually was supposed to be the star of the wedding ringer along with Owen Wilson).

I'm disappointed from most of the recent comedies, so I had low expectations with this one too. Well...the verdict is...it's better than expected! Not a masterpiece or anything but it works.

The premise? You've seen it before in many variations. A socially unpopular guy is engaged to be married with a "hot" woman, above his looks and status. His problem? He doesn't have any friends, so he hires a professional "best man" and his team, so he can offer to his woman the wedding she dreamed of.

Josh Gad and Kevin Hart are not first class comedians. They have some chemistry though, so the inevitable bromance works.

There are some funny moments. A dance. Some crude humor but not too much. It looks like Wedding Crashers "Lite".

Overall: Watch it if you had the time. Not great but overall is satisfying enough.

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