Wedding Crashers (DVD) Review

One of the funniest and most outrageous comedies of 2005, Wedding Crashers will have you falling out of your chair with laughter. Directed by the underrated David Dobkin, the film features now veteran Hollywood funny men Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in their first film together as the central headliners. TV writers Steve Faber and Bob Fisher author the screenplay, a breakout hit for both, that has to be considered one of the best written comedies of the year. Of course, it helps to have the perfect comic duo delivering the lines, and Wedding Crashers offers just that. The onscreen personas of Vaughn and Wilson compliment each other extremely well, providing a flux between the laid back approach of Wilson and the fast talking banter of Vaughn.

Wedding Crashers follows the lives of two business partners and best friends, John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn). Making their living as divorce counselors, they often mediate between warring couples. But in reality, neither man is married himself. They are, however, loyally dedicated to a set of principles: the wedding crasher rules. Adhering to a specific set of intricately engineered rules for crashing weddings, John and Jeremy share a common passion for wedding receptions and carefree bridesmaids.

When the new wedding season arrives, the two set out in earnest to schmooze with relatives, deliver masterful toasts, and conquer as many beautiful women as possible. No race, religion, or social caste is left untouched by their elite wedding crashing skills. But as the wedding season comes to a close with the ultimate crescendo, the wedding of Treasury Secretary William Cleary’s (Christopher Walken) daughter, the duo’s perfectly laid plans go awry. While chasing after the Secretary’s remaining two daughters, Claire (Rachel McAdams) and Gloria (Isla Fisher), the unthinkable occurs. John breaks a rule by harboring genuine feelings for Claire.

Things are further exacerbated when John breaks another rule and accepts an invitation to spend the weekend with the Cleary family so he can get closer to Claire. Masquerading as distant relatives, John must fend off the advances of Claire’s mother Kathleen (Jane Seymour) while also attempting to eliminate Claire’s pompous boyfriend Zach (Bradley Cooper). Meanwhile, Jeremy is tortured by an extended weekend with the clingy and borderline insane Gloria and her crazy brother Todd (Keir O’Donnell). As John gets closer to falling in love with Claire, Zach gets closer to blowing the lid off their wedding crasher conspiracy…

Utterly hilarious in every way, Wedding Crashers features some of the funniest movie scenes of 2005. A brief appearance by Will Ferrell who plays the role of Chazz Reinhold, one of the original wedding crashers, makes the film doubly hilarious. Apparently, Chazz has discovered that grieving women at funerals are easier to pick up than bridesmaids. So, of course, he turns to funeral crashing. The comic sequence where Vince Vaughn gets demolished playing football is ancient slapstick, but hilarious nonetheless. Isla Fisher can be annoying at times, but her character is so ridiculously insane that it become funny to watch her after a while, and some of the pick-up lines and wedding crasher techniques are just as entertaining. Overall, Wedding Crashers is a film you’ll probably want to watch more than once. If anything, just to catch the laughs you missed the first time around…

How to Check for Wedding Crashers

Planning a wedding is a very exciting and stressful thing to do. There is so much to consider and many people are usually involved with the process. The last thing that you want to have to deal with when planning a wedding is dealing with people that do not belong at your wedding. These people are called wedding crashers.

In some cases, the wedding crashers are complete strangers. This is just a simple and harmless prank that some people like to do to random weddings. They do not cause any trouble while they are there. They will eat dinner, drink and enjoy the people and music just like everyone else. There are some people that do this on a regular basis a little bit of fun for them.

Another type of wedding crasher is the people that do this to bring turmoil to the happy couple’s special day. These are people that usually know at least someone in the wedding party. They may want to destroy the wedding and make it impossible to be a success. This is some thing that every wedding couple needs to be on the lookout for.

There are many people that can help to take watch for these wedding crashers. This is some thing that would make the couple feel better and allow the couple to have a peaceful marriage without interruptions. This is especially a good idea if there is someone that is suspected of doing this to the wedding.

Having a successful and wonderful wedding is something that can be achieved with out having a wedding crasher totally destroys the wedding. You can be a little cautious and be aware of what can happen. Having the right information and the right help is one thing that makes a wedding a fabulous success.

Wedding crashers can happen at any time. They are everywhere and usually have no preference when it comes to the wedding that they crash. Most of the time, they are doing it for the thrill and excitement of seeing if they can actually get away with it. Most of the people that are wedding crashers are doing it because they have nothing better planned for their night. This is a way for them to have some harmless fun and get a good meal at the same time.

Being prepared for a wedding crasher to join your party is always a good idea. If you do notice that one is intruding you on, you may want to just let them alone. If they are not causing any grief, they may be no threat at all. In other cases, you may want to quietly ask them to leave the party with no trouble.