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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Movie Review: The Wedding Ringer (2015)


The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Corey Holcomb, Ignacio Serriccho
Summary: Doug Harris (Gad) realizes that he has no groomsmen and that time is running out and his wedding to the girl of his dreams (Cuoco) is soon. So he hires Jimmy Callahan (Hart) to be the best man at his wedding.

My Thoughts: Although hilarious most of the time, The Wedding Ringer falls short. It's different from things I've seen in the past plot wise, but everything within the movie becomes all too predictable. I literally called every supposed "plot-twist" of the film about 30 minutes into it. This movie relied more on the jokes and it's apparent because of the events that happened (the girl's grandmother being set on fire, the dog eating the poor man's junk) and how poorly they unraveled. The jokes were funny, don't get me wrong, it's just that a stronger plot would have strengthened the movie. The jokes, I must say, are well written and stand tall amongst the unhumorous and unwitty sex jokes. These jokes are just funny from the pop culture references to just good gags that run throughout the film, but the "groomsmen" could have had more parts in the film. They didn't get much screen time and I felt they could have been used more for the film's benefit. 

Of all the stupidity, what struck me the most was Josh Gad. He plays the nerdy, awkward part very well and here he doesn't fail to commit to the role. I am always happy to see Gad in these roles. Even though it's a bit repetitious, he never fails to amuse me. I have a bit of a crush on Josh Gad, to be honest. Then there's Kevin Hart who is the complete opposite of Gad and, boy, when I saw opposites attract, they do. The chemistry and relationship these two have made this movie what it was. It was watchable all because of them!

Therefore, The Wedding Ringer isn't the best film out there, but it isn't a complete waste of time. You'll just wish there was a bit more there.


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