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The Wedding Ringer (2015)

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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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Jeremy Garelick
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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

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Taglines:

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

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

Gross USA:

$64,460,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,171,596
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

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Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Ritchson references his Blue Mountain State character Thad Castle when they first meet Doug by saying "Oil Change!" 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

Bad Best Man: [walks on stage and starts beatboxing] Haha, just kidding, just kidding. The moment Chris asked me to be his best man, I sat down and I wrote a pretty awesome speech. But, I don't know, I think I'd rather speak from the heart.
[rips paper in half]
Jimmy: Oh, don't do that. Don't you rip that paper up. You never do that.
Bad Best Man: Ah. You know, when Chris... Chris and I first met, we, um... uh, wha... Chris and I, um... have known each other since, uh... hah... Chris and I, you know, we, we did stuff together.
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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

Lean On Me
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by ProSound Karaoke Band
Courtesy of Priddis Music
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Another Feel-Good Comedy
6 February 2015 | by ipseclewisSee all my reviews

There's honestly not much more to say on this movie. It did exactly what it seems it set out to do- make people laugh and have them walk away with the warm fuzzies.

The characters have great chemistry on screen, especially Kevin Hart and Josh Gad. The plot is pretty easy to predict, but there are still a few surprises on how some points are executed. There are some great laugh-out-loud moments, even with a couple of cringe-worthy ones (was the view of what the dog chomped on really needed?).

All in all, I had a good time watching it. I kind of wish I had waited to see it in the $2 theater, but I'd watch it again if given the chance.


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