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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Callahan / Bic
... Doug Harris
... Reggie / Drysdale
... Gretchen Palmer (as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting)
... Lurch / Garvey
... Bronstein / Dickerson
... Otis / Alzado
... Ed Palmer
Colin Kane ... Fitzgibbons / Plunkett
... Grandma Palmer
... Doris Jenkins
... Kip / Carew
... Lois Palmer
... Endo / Rambis
... 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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Rated R for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use and brief graphic nudity. | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,500,000, 18 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,460,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,171,596
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Trivia

During the football scene, the quarterback for the old guys is none other than Joe Namath who is also wearing his signature #12. He played for the New York Jets from 1965 to 1976. See more »

Goofs

The van carrying Doug, his best men, Nadia and the dog to the hospital after the bachelor party mishap are pulled over by a police officer. The driver of the van puts the van into reverse and smashes into the front end of the police car, causing apparent damage to the front end of the car. In the next scene, there is no damage to the police car. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jimmy: You can hide a fat ass in baggy pants, but you cannot hide a bad dancer!
Doug Harris: You ask how a girl like Gretchen could fall for me? I took her dancing!
[a dance off ensues]
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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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Written by Kid Rock (as R.J. Ritchie), Uncle Kracker (as Matthew Shafer), Jason Krause, David Parker and Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Kid Rock
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By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Hilarious comedy with gut-busting laughs
29 April 2015 | by 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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