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Wedding Crashers

Genre: Comedy
Rated: R
Directed by
Released by: New Line Cinema

In Short: Absolutely, positively, undoubtedly, "Wedding Crashers" is the funniest movie to come along in years and is a must-go movie-theater experience.

Laughing So Hard It Hurts
A Wedding You'll Want to Crash!
By Jenny Peters

The buzz in Hollywood has been building for months around "Wedding Crashers," with people saying it will be the sleeper hit of the summer. Amazingly, this time the hype is actually true, for "Wedding Crashers" is so hilarious that word is going to spread like wildfire that it really is the movie to see this season. From the laugh-filled opening scene to the unforgettably raunchy dinner party sequence to the unexpected ending, "Wedding Crashers" satisfies on every level, a side-splittingly funny film that will make your cheeks and stomach actually hurt from laughing so hard.

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play two aging party boys who delight in crashing strangers' weddings in order to hook up with a different gal every time. Together they strike just the right note of cool yet slightly pathetic dudes, whose lives are flipped when they crash the ultimate wedding, that of a big-time D.C. politico's eldest daughter.

The hilarity comes fast and furious as the guys are swept into that distinctly twisted family headed by patriarch Christopher Walken, who gives a memorable performance as the normal one in a family of freaks. And that's the beauty of "Wedding Crashers." No one is what you expect (wait until you see Jane Seymour as his wife), making just about every scene a clever surprise as the writers make sure not to do the predictable. Especially watch for Australian actress Isla Fisher, who steals every scene she's in as Vaughn's one-night stand gone haywire, and Will Ferrell, whose cameo appearance is unforgettable.

And while there are no mind-boggling special effects or huge explosions to make "Wedding Crashers" the sort of movie that cries out to be seen on the big screen, there's a very different reason to head to the theater to see this exemplary comedy. It is truly rare to experience a huge room of people all laughing together so hard they are crying; that's something that can't be duplicated in your living room, and one that is too much fun to miss.

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