Monday, April 28, 2014

04/28 (a): Wedding Crashers

Since I was well-booked yesterday, I decided to post a dual blog today and both of them have 'weddings' in the title. Here's one of my favorite movies to come out within the last ten years. It's one of those romantic comedies that keeps you watching them over and over again.

Single marriage counselors John and Jeremy (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, respectively) crash weddings when in season on the weekends. Only the two of them have the confidence to know that they will find the one drunk girl and go to bed with them that same night. And of course, not seeing them again. And who can forget about the free food and drinks? Then the two later crash the wedding of the daughter of the US Secretary of the Treasury (Christopher Walken). The two end up falling for the other daughters, while Jeremy is successful with Gloria. But keeping their identities a secret is a challenge as they are invited to a weekend-long retreat at the Secretary's family's estate.

It's a sort-of classy movie with a great cast. It is easy to forget that Bradley Cooper is the 'villain' in this movie, as he is the guy who is competing with John for Claire (Rachel McAdams). I have not seen many movies with McAdams, but I thought it was a bit strange seeing her play the main 'girl in-pursuit', as she would play roles that would be the opposite years later. The crazy, creepy yet charming Christopher Walken playing a rich man holding a high office I thought was a bit weird. But of course, I found his fictional family to be that way too! It's what you only see in the movies, I guess. And don't forget Will Ferrell's minor uncredited character, Chazz, who publicly parties like a wedding crasher but is a sick, weird man.

Definitely one you should see if you haven't already. Maybe it'll have the same effect on me: it will keep you watching it over and over.

My rating: 7 out of 10

Tomatometer: 75%

(Please note: this is the first post to now feature the Tomatometer rating. This will be the percentage it was given at the time of the post.)

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