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Wedding Crashers (2005)

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John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

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David Dobkin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... John Beckwith
Vince Vaughn ... Jeremy Grey
Christopher Walken ... Secretary Cleary
Rachel McAdams ... Claire Cleary
Isla Fisher ... Gloria Cleary
Jane Seymour ... Kathleen Cleary
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Grandma Mary Cleary
Keir O'Donnell ... Todd Cleary
Bradley Cooper ... Sack Lodge
Ron Canada ... Randolph
Henry Gibson ... Father O'Neil
Dwight Yoakam ... Mr. Kroeger
Rebecca De Mornay ... Mrs. Kroeger
David Conrad ... Trap
Jennifer Alden ... Christina Cleary (as Jenny Alden)
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Storyline

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Instead of short-term flings they end up being invited to the Clearys' island estate, and potentially meet the loves of their lives... Written by grantss

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On July 15th, they're coming to your wedding...with or without invitations. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams starred as a couple again in "Midnight in Paris" (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Todd comes in to Jeremy's room in the middle of the night, he and Jeremy move around a lot in the bed when they hear Sen. Cleary coming. The blankets are all messed up when Todd is finally in the closet but when the camera cuts back once Cleary is in the room, the blankets are all smoothed out. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Kroeger: I don't have custody of the kids.
Mrs. Kroeger: You know what?
Mr. Kroeger: I don't get custody.
Mrs. Kroeger: It is an insane pathetic joke, what I've had to go through.
Mr. Kroeger: Right now, right now, she doesn't know where the kids are, do you?
Mrs. Kroeger: Do not talk about me as a mother.
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The Unrated version for home video is ~7:30 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

References The Most Dangerous Game (1932) See more »

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Sparks
(2000)
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Really Click Well In This One.
19 July 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Wedding Crashers is the latest installment in the new, over-the-top comedies cut from the same cloth as Old School or Meet The Parents. It will take it's rightful place in history along side these great comedies as it deserves.

Business partners John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) are also best friends that go way back. Every year they get together and go on a binge of crashing weddings to take advantage of the romance in the air and ultimately, to score with the jealous bridesmaids, or any other single woman for that matter. John and Jeremy are very smooth and do a lot of research to get a back-story that explains who they are, how they are connected to the families and why they are there. They also have what seems to be at least a hundred rules to ensure the crashing of the wedding goes as planned and of course, this could not be possible without the original wedding crasher, Chaz (Will Ferrell), who is not only THE wedding crasher, but also an innovator, as you will see.

This all works very well for them until they decide to crash the wedding of weddings, Secretary Cleary's (Christopher Walken) daughter and her new husband-to-be. John was unable to achieve his goal at the Cleary wedding of establishing a relationship with his other daughter, Claire (Rachel McAdams), who he is also falling in love with. Jeremy, too, is having his problems after achieving his goal with the Secretary's other daughter, Gloria (Isla Fisher), perhaps a bit too quickly, as he finds out it was her first time and she quickly attaches herself.

The long story made short, both John and Jeremy end up on an extended weekend with the Cleary family and hilarity ensues, very much the same way Ben Stiller was put in uncomfortable positions by his fiancé's family in Meet The Parents.

This was a great comedy in which I have heard compared to There's Something About Mary. I would not place it on such an iconic platform but it was very good and holds it's own along with other great comedies of today. Vaughn and Owen are a great team. Will Ferrell is typical Will Ferrell in his small bit part as Chaz. Christopher Walken's part was too small to really be noticed. Isla Fisher played the psycho first-timer in such a way that it even scared me.

The biggest surprise of this movie for me was Rachel McAdams. I took notice of her in Mean Girls and I believed she would be typecast in such roles for probably her whole career but she proved she could carry a movie as the lead love interest and was very captivating with her gorgeous smile.

If you liked the movies mentioned in this review, then I highly recommend seeing this one as well. It will not disappoint. 8.5/10


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,200,000, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$209,255,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,467,645
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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