The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Runtime : 101 min
Genre : Comedy | Romance
Movie Release : 16 January 2015 (USA)
Ratings: 6,8/10 from 1.382 users
Director: Jeremy Garelick
Writers: Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender
Stars: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
More Movie Info : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884732/
Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.
This movie is wrong on so many levels; I found it misogynistic, homophobic, racist, you name the prejudice and it’s probably in there. There is absolutely nothing modern about it at all (it is the most stereotypical story in the book) and every character seems to completely lack depth of thought and feeling. There are 2 scenes in particular where I literally thought to myself “Have they just given up on this movie and are adding these scenes in because it looks like it would be an absolute blast to act?” Even the plot isn’t new; it’s a recycled theme and a movie with this plot comes out maybe once every couple of years.
AND YET with all the terrible caricatures of people (and women in particular) I actually found myself laughing out loud (literally) in the cinema on more than one occasion.
You can’t take it too seriously, and if you’re looking for anything remotely deep or even believable, or if you’re likely to be offended right at the start (because the movie is offensive for all the reasons mentioned above) don’t watch this movie. But if you just want an hour and a bit of mindless comedic entertainment, then give it a go.
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