Movie Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’ [Video]
“The Wedding Ringer” is a new comedy out starring Kevin Hart.
He plays the wedding ringer, a friend to the friendless. His company provides best man services for guys who, for whatever reason, don’t have any friends.
Doug (played by Josh Gad) is his latest client. Doug is only two weeks away from marrying the trophy wife of his dreams, Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, of NBC’s “The Big Bang Theory), and after asking guys from grade school to colleges, he can’t a best man. Enter the wedding ringer.
Hart devises a plan to convince his wife’s entire family that he (Bic) and Doug are longtime best friends and he recruits an army of social mis-fits to play the roles of groomsmen. The situations that arise during this charade are hilarious. However; some may not appreciate the raunchy humor and blatant stereotypes of gay men and every race, color and creed. (At least Hart makes fun of all races and sexual orientations equally.)
Hart is charismatic on the big screen. He’s definitely up to the challenge of being a leading man. He’s a wildly funny bundle of energy that leaves you laughing non-stop for the entire movie. (My jaws were hurting by the end of the movie.)
Also, the on-screen chemistry between Hart and Gad, his socially inept client, is great.
The movie also co-stars a supporting cast of colorful characters that include Cloris Leachman as the grandmother, Jennifer Lewis (“Think Like a Man”) and Affion Crockett (“A Haunted House”).
The movie has a run time of 100 minutes and it’s rated R for crude and sexual content and foul language. On my Hollywood Popcorn Scale, “The Wedding Ringer” rates a LARGE!
Source: The Touch Radio