Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Comedy crash landed

An ending you can predict at the very beginning of the comedy in spurts midway of the film. The film starts with introduction of the two main actors, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and their rendezvous at various wedding. The wedding plan is revealed and laid down before us, and be it Jewish, Indian, Irish or Italian, the wedding plan remains the same and it works like anything. From great bimbos of bridesmaid to lonely wives, they are all floored upon one by one. The Comedy till this part is exciting but premeditative.

Then comes the Treasury Secretary congressman Cleary (Christopher Walken), and his his wife Kathleen (Jane Seymour), their daughter's wedding is sure to be the Washington, D. C. social event of the year. After infiltrating the lavish affair, John and Jeremy quickly set their sights on bridesmaids Claire (Rachel McAdams) and Gloria (Isla Fisher) Cleary.

Then the comedy is just relegated to a downright trend, Vince Vaughn goes thought the most outrageous profanities while Owen sets his act straight by trying to romance Claire. Their chemistry though didn't really work in the film, but that's what hold if it is at all called a romantic comedy. The second half is dragging and with hardly any laughs. The rest of the film becomes so predictable until the appearance of Will Farrell and he stretches it his own crazy ways and it almost becomes Funeral Crashers and ends in
The most predictable Hollywood romantic comedy which ends with a wedding. I don't even want to spell it out, because we have seen a million zillion times that way. And particularly that coming from a Bollywood movie buff, I had seen that coming in the first five minutes of the film.

If you had picked up the DVD, keep the fast forward button ready

My Rating: 4/10

WEDDING CRASHERS (2005)
Basic storyline: Divorce mediators John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) are business partners and life-long friends who like to indulge in a little seasonal sport - wedding crashing!

At the tail end of another successful season of toasting brides and grooms, Jeremy learns that the daughter of Treasury Secretary William Cleary (Christopher Walken) and his wife Kathleen (Jane Seymour) is getting married in what is sure to be the Washington, D. C. social event of the year. After infiltrating the lavish affair, John and Jeremy quickly set their sights on bridesmaids Claire (Rachel McAdams) and Gloria (Isla Fisher) Cleary.

With the lavish reception in full swing, Jeremy works his game plan to perfection in seducing Gloria, but John’s flirtatious banter with Claire is unexpectedly impeded by her pompous, Ivy League boyfriend Sack (Bradley Cooper). Having uncharacteristically fallen hard and fast for Claire, John convinces a resistant Jeremy to bend the crashing rules and accept an invitation to an extended weekend party at the Cleary family
compound.

Once at the palatial waterfront estate, John and Jeremy endure a multitude of comical mishaps at the hands of the hysterically dysfunctional members of the Cleary family, but also learn a few unexpected lessons about love and relationships.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Christopher Walken, Jane
Seymour, Bradley Cooper
Director: David Dobkin
Producers: Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay
Screenplay: Steve Faber & Bob Fisher
Cinematography: Julio Macat
Music: Rolfe Kent

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