THE WEDDING RINGER Movie Review
It’s the month of love, so everyone knows what that means! That’s right guys a movie all about romance that very well could miss the whole point simply because it goes for the cheapest jokes possible. This, ladies and gentlemen is The Wedding Ringer.
Doug (Josh Gad) is getting married, and his fiancé Gretchen (Kaley Cucuo-Sweeting) is wondering where all his groomsmen are? Well there’s the problem, Doug has no friends to call upon, he has no friends, none. Enter Jimmy (Kevin Hart) a professional best man. A guy who makes money by being the best man for grooms who don’t have friends. With Doug having no groomsmen as well as no best man Jimmy realizes that he’ll have to bring his “S” game to pull off this job. Enter hilarity, right?
Wrong! What follows is the most formulaic, unfunny movies that I’ve had the displeasure to watch in months. I felt like this is the baby of Adam Sandler’s Blended and Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy. Terrible characters, terrible situations and throwaway toilet humour. Both our leads have a charm to themselves and when they’re by themselves it’s nice but when they are surrounded by the terrible supporting cast they are brought down into the dirt and grime that The Wedding Ringer revels in. There is nothing original, nothing fun and nothing smart in this movie. From the get-go you know where everyone will end up and you do not care.
The characters include some of the most insulting and unfunny characters around. Jimmy brings in this supposed crack team of groomsmen for the job and I hated a lot of them. One of the more insulting elements was that all the characters have a weird quirk that makes them creepy to people. Okay, but when one of the characters has a stutter, and that’s what makes him weird, it makes it insulting and in poor taste. There’s nothing here for cinematography, and the soundtrack is five years old starting with “I’ve Got A Feeling” by The Black Eye Peas and going from there.
I can only say suggest that you don’t pay to see this movie. If you can see it for free, go and have a few beers (if you can) and enjoy (if you can…). Don’t, I repeat, don’t pay for this movie. Charm and a clear chemistry between our leads Hart and Gad do not save The Wedding Ringer from it’s many, many faults.