Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are an unbeatable combination as two Washington DC lawyers who get their kicks, and their girls, by crashing weddings. Displaying talent, wit, intelligence, and ample charm, the pair seldom fails at their mutual mission of seduction. But eventually they get bored with the routine. Everything explodes when they crash an upper-crust wedding given by US Senator William Cleary (Christopher Walken). Jeremy (Vaughn) makes the ostensible mistake of seducing Cleary's sexually ravenous daughter Gloria (Isla Fisher) and John (Wilson) falls head over heels for the beautiful, slightly sarcastic older sister, Claire (Rachel McAdams). But Claire is nearly engaged to a slimy, macho, ivy-league snob played with beady-eyed gusto by ALIAS's Bradley Cooper. The boys get lured away on a weekend trip to the Cleary's estate, which is when the film begins to resemble an early 1930s pre-code comedy with its innuendo-filled banter, eccentric grandmothers, suspicious rivals, and copious bed-hopping.
Vaughn's motor-mouth aggression plays off Wilson's irresistible sensitivity (and vice versa) to such perfection that they leave other contemporary romantic comedy teams in the dust. They manage to get plenty of laughs and warmth from their believably close male friendship without resorting to any clichéd homoerotic references. Their respective love interests are also outstanding, particularly McAdams who displays extraordinary wit and presence in addition to her stunning beauty. Walken is surprisingly low-key as the senator, tuning his usual craziness down to a few tensile stares. Seventies mini-series staple Jane Seymour is memorable as the senator's sex-starved, boozed-up wife, who makes a play for John.
Steve Faber - Screenwriter, WEDDING CRASHERS (2005)
Robert L. Levy - Producer/Executive
Bob Fisher - Screenwriter, WEDDING CRASHERS (2005)
Isla Fisher - Actress, WEDDING CRASHERS
Jane Seymour - TV/Movie Actress, DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN (1990s)
Rolfe Kent - Producer/Composer, MERCY (1996)
Rachel McAdams - Actress, THE NOTEBOOK (2004), MEAN GIRLS
Christopher Walken - Oscar-winning American actor, THE DEER HUNTER
Peter Abrams - Producer/"Point Break"
David Dobkin - WRITER
Andrew Panay - Producer, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER (2002)
Vince Vaughn - Actor, SWINGERS
Owen Wilson - Actor, screenwriter, THE WEDDING CRASHERS, MEET THE PARENTS
Owen C. Wilson - Actor, screenwriter, THE WEDDING CRASHERS, MEET THE PARENTS
Theatrical Release: July 15, 2005
"[A] funny, ungirdled romp....Garrulous Vaughn makes expert use of his off-the-cuff, chow-it-down, guy-to-guy solidity..." - 07/22/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.52-53
"[A]miably raunchy....[Mr. Wilson] has carved out a singular movie niche as our reigning dude, the quintessential American guy..." - 07/15/2005 New York Times, p.E11
"It's the anything-goes sass that crashes CRASHERS into the level of comic nirvana....McAdams is a showstopping beauty with the talent to bend a laugh line to her will." - 07/28/2005 Rolling Stone, p.91
"The comedy's both astute and bawdy..." - 01/01/2006 Uncut, p.138
"Scene-for-scene, this was last year's funniest movie....The funny here is all in the journey..." - 02/01/2006 Premiere, p.107
Ranked #20 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are on peerless comic form here as committed bachelors stalking wedding receptions..." - 01/01/2006 Uncut, p.82-83
"[A] film blessed with language that's sharply honed..." - 05/20/2011 Wall Street Journal