Wedding Crashers (2005)

DailyView: Day 98, Movie 165

With his role of Mobius on the Marvel Studios show Loki, I became a big fan of Owen Wilson. So much so that I was willing to go and visit some movies of Owen Wilson that never felt like my cup of tea. Wedding Crashers always seemed like this loud and abrasive film with unlikeable characters and I was not into it.

I still think that critique is close to accurate, but I liked this movie more than I thought I would.

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play two longtime friends John and Jeremy who crash weddings together looking to sleep with girls. Crashing the wedding of a daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken), John was caught off guard when he fell hard for another daughter of Secretary Cleary, Claire (Rachel McAdams). Unfortunately, Claire was already engaged to Sack Lodge (Bradley Cooper).

While I do think some of the film was sophomoric, there was actually some realness to the film. The friendship between John and Jeremey felt real and there were some great scenes between Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. Bradley Cooper was about as big of a jerk as you could be. Christopher Walken is always epic.

The whole Cleary family was nuts. Sex crazed Gloria (Isla Fisher) who clings onto Jeremy turned into some really funny moments. Grandma Mary (Ellen Albertini Dow) was a hoot. Jane Seymour had a couple of memorable scenes that would never be forgotten. There is a great cameo from Will Farrell. The cast was top notch.

And the story itself, though fairly predictable, had some heart. Both Jeremy and John learned lessons and their characters grew from the beginning. Plus, it was a funny movie and that helps.

Wedding Crashers was an entertaining romp, at times raunchy, but usually funny. There is an A+ cast that have chemistry with each other and displays its share of sweetness.

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