Wedding Crashers (2005)
Robert L. Levy
Apart from a charming
Owen Wilson, a sometimes very funny Vince Vaughn, and a quirky and
delightful Hotel New
Hampshire-ish segment at the family residence of
Christopher Walken, Wedding Crashers is a film with too much on
its mind. It is unfocused, uneven, unsubtle, and even full of clichés.
All of this is due partly to bad writing, but mainly to bad cutting and
directing. Dobkin has his film all over the map, and with lack of focus
comes lack of credibility. The film has a lot of potential to come up
with quite a few laughs, but fails mostly. Vince Vaughn has his moments,
but when Wedding Crashers stops trying to be weird and starts to
become the least credible romantic comedy for some time, we feel the
film's time is up. Unfortunately, it goes on for a little while longer,
including a very painful final wedding.