Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour, Christopher Walken, Bradley Cooper

"Life's a party. Crash it!"

Wedding Crashers

No, I haven't neglected this blog, I've been busy and even went off on a little vacation at the beach for some sand, sun and seafood thus I haven't been watching movies as much as I want to. But I've rented a few films and hopefully I can come up with coherent reviews.
First up is Wedding Crashers about a pair of con artists that's how I define them because the movie doesn't clearly state what their true occupations are. They are two guys who crash weddings, mingle with the guests, ingratiate themselves just to score with the ladies. Early on, we are shown a melange of all types of weddings they 'attend' - Italian, Jewish, Asian - you name it they have gatecrashed! As well as a brief scene of them jumping into bed with all types of women. Soon enough they decide to pull their old routine in the high society wedding of the year. The daughter of US Treasury Secretary Cleary played with aplomb by the indefatigable Christopher Walken marries her 'Captain and First Mate'. Breaking their rule of going beyond the wedding ceremony and the reception to seal the deal, they manage to get themselves invited to spend the weekend with the Clearys at their summer mansion. Their adventures posing as New Hamphire venture capitalists begin. In the process they break all their rules like rule no. 1 "Never leave a fellow crasher behind" when both of them end up falling for the 2 other Cleary daughters. Their friendship is put on the line, they briefly go their separate ways but of course reunite for the sappy ending. Moral of the story even 'con artists' repent and mend their ways.
Good comedic timing by the duo of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Rachel McAdams is a refreshing sight as the typical nice girl next door type. You have Bradley Cooper, who I will forever know as Will Tippen in the series "Alias" play a total stuck up preppie Ivy Leaguer fiance of Rachel McAdams.
The film has good entertainment value, a few laughs, other scenes which just merit a few chuckles, some witty remarks and is peppered with cheesy yet funny dialogue such as:

Claire Cleary: What is true love?
John Beckwith: True love is your soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another.
Claire Cleary: It's a little cheesy but I like it.
John Beckwith: I read it on a bumper sticker

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