Wedding Crashers

July 15th, 2005

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Wedding Crashers

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John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 7.1/10 (134,813 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: David Dobkin

Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams

Divorce mediators John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are business partners and lifelong friends who share one truly unique springtime hobby--crashing weddings! Whatever the ethnicity of the wedding party--Jewish, Italian, Irish, Chinese, Hindu--the charismatic and charming duo always have clever back stories for inquisitive guests and inevitably become the hit of every reception, where they strictly adhere to their proven rules of wedding crashing to meet and pick up women aroused by the very thought of marriage. At the tail end of another successful season of toasting brides and grooms, Jeremy learns that the daughter of Treasury Secretary William Cleary and his wife, Kathleen, is getting married in what is sure to be the Washington D.C. social event of the year. After infiltrating the lavish affair, John and Jeremy quickly set their sights on two bridesmaids, Claire and Gloria Cleary. With the lavish reception in full swing...

Writers: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher

Owen Wilson - John Beckwith
Vince Vaughn - Jeremy Grey
Christopher Walken - Secretary Cleary
Rachel McAdams - Claire Cleary
Isla Fisher - Gloria Cleary
Jane Seymour - Kathleen Cleary
Ellen Albertini Dow - Grandma Mary Cleary
Keir O'Donnell - Todd Cleary
Bradley Cooper - Sack Lodge
Ron Canada - Randolph
Henry Gibson - Father O'Neil
Dwight Yoakam - Mr. Kroeger
Rebecca De Mornay - Mrs. Kroeger
David Conrad - Trap
Jennifer Alden - Christina Cleary (as Jenny Alden)

Taglines: They're just a couple of guys who just wanna have fun.


Official Website: Metropolitan Filmexport [France] | New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 15 July 2005

Filming Locations: Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $33,900,720 (USA) (17 July 2005) (2925 Screens)

Gross: $285,176,741 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

Owen Wilson came up with the line "I think we only use 10% of our hearts."

Audio/visual unsynchronized: When John and Secretary Cleary are having cigars on the balcony at the wedding, their backs are to the camera. We hear Cleary speaking when he obviously should not be able to because he is puffing on his cigar.

[first lines]
Mr. Kroeger: I don't have custody of the kids.
Mrs. Kroeger: You know what?
Mr. Kroeger: I don't get custody.
Mrs. Kroeger: It is an insane pathetic joke, what I've had to go through.
Mr. Kroeger: Right now, right now, she doesn't know where the kids are, do you?
Mrs. Kroeger: Do not talk about me as a mother.

User Review

Witty, raunchy and sure to become a 'classic'

Rating: 10/10

Saw a advance screening of this on Friday night. Hilarious doesn't do the film justice. You know how in most films you remember the funniest parts and bring them up as you leave the theater? This one, it's hard to remember the best parts because there's so many of them.

Unlike his previous films, where Vince Vaughn is usually reduced to the role of 'scene stealer', here we get a full dose of Babaganush, and he's in his finest form since 'Swingers'. If you liked him in his Swingers/Made persona, you'll love him here. Some of the riffs that he has literally will have you holding your sides with laughter.

Owen Wilson is Owen Wilson. You either like him or you don't. He's more of the straight man in this film, although he does have some pretty good lines too, and he has great chemistry with Vaughn, especially in the scenes where they're fighting. He's the ying to Vaughn's yang.

The movie certainly 'earns' it's R rating. There's a healthy dose of nudity, sex related hijinks, and f-bombs. But it's not 'gross out' humor a la American Pie. It pushes boundaries, but not just in a 'shock value' way. It's genuinely funny.

I saw the movie with a bunch of critics, who usually the jaded type, were laughing their asses of as well. Guys will love this movie and will be quoting it for the rest of the year. Girls will love it too though, and there is a romantic subplot (cheesy at times, but forgivable given how funny the movie is), with Rachael McAdams doing a great job as Owen Wilson's love interest. Isla Fischer plays the role of 'scene stealer' in this one, serving as Vince Vaughn's psycho love interest. And Chris Walken is Chris Walken.

So overall..inappropriate, hilarious and glorious. Better than Oldschool. Way better than Anchorman. Best comedy of the year, maybe the last couple of years.

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