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The Wedding Ringer (2015)

R | | Comedy | 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.

Director:

Jeremy Garelick
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Jimmy Callahan / Bic
Josh Gad ... Doug Harris
Affion Crockett ... Reggie / Drysdale
Kaley Cuoco ... Gretchen Palmer (as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting)
Jorge Garcia ... Lurch / Garvey
Dan Gill ... Bronstein / Dickerson
Corey Holcomb ... Otis / Alzado
Ken Howard ... Ed Palmer
Colin Kane Colin Kane ... Fitzgibbons / Plunkett
Cloris Leachman ... Grandma Palmer
Jenifer Lewis ... Doris Jenkins
Alan Ritchson ... Kip / Carew
Mimi Rogers ... Lois Palmer
Aaron Takahashi ... Endo / Rambis
Olivia Thirlby ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy

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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Trivia

This was originally set to be a starring vehicle for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. See more »

Goofs

In the football scene between the groomsmen and old guys; after the first touchdown, the Father-in-Law shouts "touchdown, 7 to nothing." There was no extra point attempt or field goal. It was only 6-0. However, many pickup football games count touchdowns as seven points without the extra point. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: It doesn't mean that we're not going to have a good time, Doug.
Doug Harris: I said I got it. You're anybody's friend for a price, but nobody's when it counts.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a goofy scene starring Josh Gad and Kevin Hart See more »

Connections

References Lost (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Deez Tits
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Aaron Sandlofer and Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis)
Performed by Dem Naughty Boyz
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
Under license from Format Entertainment
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Hilarious comedy with gut-busting laughs
29 April 2015 | by Screen_BlitzSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Tux See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,649,306, 18 January 2015

Gross USA:

$64,460,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,799,880
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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