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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 »

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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:

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

Gross USA:

$64,460,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,171,596
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Josh Gad says his favorite superhero is Pac Man. Josh starred in the movie Pixels in which Pac Man was an evil character. See more »

Goofs

After flower girls drop petals in the church, the pattern of the flowers on the carpet changes from moment to moment. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding Conversation
Written by David Guy, Victor Axelrod, Thomas R. Brenneck (as Thomas Brenneck), Nick Movshon (as Nicholas Movshon), Neal Sugarman, Homer Steinweiss and Leon Michels
Performed by Menahan Street Band
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Better than expected...
11 June 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee 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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