All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
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
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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 »
After flower girls drop petals in the church, the pattern of the flowers on the carpet changes from moment to moment. See more »
Meet your groomsmen!
[Doug looks at a bunch of strangers]
These guys can not be my groomsmen. It looks like the entire cast of Goonies grew up and became rapists!
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After the credits, there is a goofy scene starring Josh Gad and Kevin Hart See more »
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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