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Saturday, June 7, 2008

WEDDING CRASHERS (2005)

Hurrah!, a high-concept comedy blockbuster that lives up to the hype. It begins with a certifiably perfect plot (two best buds crash weddings for easy lays, but come to grief when true love rears its head), then raises the ante with a smart production, perfect casting & David Dobkin’s surprisingly elegant direction. While the second act is overextended and unable to maintain the initial level of comic inspiration [we’re trapped for too long with a Kennedyesque family that’s half screwball & half psycho/sexual loony bin; the fall guy is painted with misjudged viciousness; and Will Ferrell’s OTT feral act goes on too long just when the film needs to wrap up], Owen Wilson & especially Vince Vaughn make a tremendously entertaining duo.

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