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Wedding Crashers (2005)



Critic Consensus: Wedding Crashers is both raunchy and sweet, and features top-notch comic performances from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

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Two guys find out the hard way that sneaking into the wrong party can cause serious problems in this comedy. Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are a pair of longtime friends who work for a law firm, helping contentious couples mediate their divorces. Their job has given them a cynical attitude about marriage, and as a hobby each weekend the two make a point of crashing weddings reception, where they load up on free food and booze and try their luck at seducing the bridesmaids. When William Cleary (Christopher Walken), the nation's Secretary of the Treasury and a possible candidate for the Presidency, announces his daughter is to wed, the nuptials are billed as the social event of the year, and Jeremy and John decide they must attend the reception. However, John makes the mistake of falling head over heels for Claire (Rachel McAdams), the bride's sister, while Jeremy attracts the attentions of a woman he'd prefer not to be involved with, and soon their romantic peccadilloes get them in very hot water. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Owen Wilson
as John Beckwith
Vince Vaughn
as Jeremy Grey
Rachel McAdams
as Claire Cleary
Christopher Walken
as William Cleary
Jane Seymour
as Kathleen Cleary
Bradley Cooper
as Zack Lodge
Will Ferrell
as Chazz Reinhold
Keir O'Donnell
as Todd Cleary
Henry Gibson
as Father O'Neil
Dwight Yoakam
as Mr. Kroeger
Rebecca De Mornay
as Mrs. Kroeger
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Grandma Mary Cleary
John McCain
as Himself
Ron Canada
as Randolph
Jenny Alden
as Christina Cleary
Jennifer Alden
as Christina Cleary
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Critic Reviews for Wedding Crashers

All Critics (188) | Top Critics (52)

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are enormously funny.

April 10, 2012 | Full Review…

A bawdy summer comedy for adults and mature teens, this movie features rapid-fire dialogue and sincere affection between best-friend leads and strong chemistry between the actors who portray them.

February 18, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sharply honed, if often raunchy.

May 21, 2011

It's good, but it's no Anchorman.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sadly, in spite of its cast and seemingly can't-miss premise, Wedding Crashers is at its best a succession of mild chuckles.

September 26, 2005
Top Critic

It's an easy, breezy, lanky Hollywood rom-com with a brain, for most of its running time.

August 13, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wedding Crashers


A very funny comedy that invests more in odd situations than in punch line gags, with Vince Vaughn in a magnetic performance and a priceless Will Ferrell, but the film is unfortunately about thirty minutes longer than it should be, dragging a little bit in its third act.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

One of the least funny things my brain has had to suffer through.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer


Plumbing new depths in vulgarity and tastelessness, "Wedding Crashers" is a tiresome compilation of recent American guy-girl movie clichés. The acting is poor and the script worse, making the cinema seat harder as each long minute goes by. Of course the audience lapped it all up, guffawing at each sophomoric gag. How depressing to see that this awful movie is #1 at the box office. Good cinematography doesn't rescue it. We squirm seeing Christopher Walken and Jane Seymour repeatedly embarrassing themselves. We yawn at Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson lurching from unbelievable "I love ya Buddy" male bonding to predatory joint hunting of generic society chicks. Compared with the finer acting and script of now-running "Must Love Dogs", the winner of the toilet humor, bad language, degrade women and insult gays genre is undoubtedly "Wedding Crashers". Insatiable public appetite for this rubbish will ensure that we soon might see even worse movies, if that is possible. 2 1/2 stars 8-14-07

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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