There are a number of movies that have
made good use of the following actors: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Luke
Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Ben Stiller. Mixing and matching these
actors has resulted in a number of funny moments on screen and
off...they form a sort of a Mr. Potato Head of film
casts...interchangeable pieces for hours of enjoyment!
Royal Tenenbaums, Starsky and Hutch -- these are but a few of the
films that the so called "Frat Pack" have in common. Now you can
add another to the list...Wedding Crashers. You probably
knew that was coming.
This film shows a bit more of a crude edge to Vince Vaughn and Owen
Wilson (the stars); they're portrayed as womanizers and "booty-hounds".
They use a lot of bad language, too. But, it's funny. Even
though some of the mainstream films they've done have been geared to a
more family-friendly audience, you shouldn't go in expecting a
The important thing about a comedy is this...is it funny? The
answer is: yes! It's not consistent, but there are plenty of good
laughs. The movie is a bit strange in that its inconsistency is
almost a plus: the writing is good in some places, weak in others; the
performances are hilarious in parts, pretty dull in others; one actor
steals a scene, then is lifeless for a while. Fortunately, there's
enough good going on that it's entertaining more-or-less all the way
There's not much to say about Vince Vaughn or Owen Wilson. You
either like them or you don't. It seems as though films are
written for them (how weird--would Hollywood DO that?), so they always
basically seem to be themselves. Vince Vaughn plays a Vince Vaughn
character, and Owen Wilson plays an Owen Wilson character. That's
probably all they had when they greenlighted the movie. And, it's
enough. They're both charismatic, and they have great chemistry.
The supporting actors do a fine job as well. Chistopher Walken
isn't used for maximum nuttiness, which is kind of too bad...when he
cuts loose, it's always something to see. Jane Seymour has a small
role but is sexy and funny at the same time. Quite a feat.
One prominent cameo will not be discussed here, per the Masked
Reviewer's non-spoiler policy. Several of the other actors were
good (especially the artsy brother and over-the-top evil boyfriend), but
the standout of the supporting cast has to be Isla Fisher who plays a
CRAZY woman. She nails it. It's a chillingly brilliant
portrayal of a psycho chick. The low point in terms of acting was
from Rachel McAdams, who plays the primary love interest. She's
... okay. She brings nothing to the table. It could be the
actress or it could be the writing, but probably it's both.
There's not much else to say, other than the fact that there's a fair
amount of pointless nudity. Bonus points for that.
It's a fun, funny, silly comedy. If you hate Vince Vaughn or
Owen Wilson, you'll hate this movie. On the other hand, if you
like either one of them, you'll like the movie. It's them.
That's all you need to know. If you don't know who either of them
are, but you like movies like, say, Animal House, you might want
to check it out too.
Expectation from the Title: When the best in the business runs
out of aluminum flux, the flame of his spirit dims and the sparks of
passion cease to fly...his one mistake leads to the collapse a
structural beam that sends a race car careening into a wall. Based
on a...oh wait, that's Welding Crashers.
Mother's Rule (Always Say Something Good About Everything):
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaugh look like such gentlemen in their tuxedoes!
The Pros: Some good writing, funny lines, and amusing
performances. Good cameo work.
The Cons: A bit uneven, not a laugh riot all the way through.
Female lead doesn't add anything.
Vince Vaugn, Owen Willson, Ben Stiller,
Owen Wilsen, crazy chick name, Weding Crashers, right here.