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The Wedding Ringer

Score: 83%
Rating: R
Publisher: Sony Pictures Home

Region: A
Media: Blu-ray/1
Running Time: 101 Mins.
Genre: Comedy
Audio: English, French 5.1 DTS-HD MA,
           English - Audio Descriptive
           Track, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English, English SDH, French,


  • Deleted Scenes - Blu-ray Exclusive
  • Outtake Reels - Blu-ray Exclusive
  • Line-O-Rama - Blu-ray Exclusive
  • "Can You Do This" Music Video by Aloe Blacc - Blu-ray Exclusive
  • Going to the Chapel of Love Featurette
  • Select Scenes Commentary with Director Jeremy Garelick and Josh Gad
  • Digital HD Ultraviolet Copy

The Wedding Ringer explores what happens when the nerdy guy gets the hot girl, only to have to scramble to find his portion of the wedding party, most importantly, a best man. Doug Harris (Josh Gad, Frozen) is in quite a pickle. The woman of his dreams, Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, The Big Bang Theory) has agreed to marry him, but he is shy a best man, or really, any friends at all. When he comes up empty, he makes up a best friend named Bic Mitchum and then stumbles upon a man whose business it is to be the perfect Best Man stand-in, Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart).

As foul-mouthed Jimmy settles into his new role as the ridiculously named Bic Mitchum, army priest, he sets about coming up with the never before accomplished 7 Groomsmen, the "Golden Tux" which will cost Doug a whopping $50,000, gathering all sorts of odd men to fill their assigned roles as Doug's best buddies. Gretchen's family, including her mom (Mimi Rogers) and jerk of a dad (Ken Howard) seem to buy into this charade, but Gretchen's clever sister Alison (Olivia Thirlby) is definitely suspicious of this motley crew, specifically "Bic" himself. Ridiculous shenanigans ensue, including a really weird and wild bachelor party where hookers, cops and a dog are involved. But during all of this nonsense, Doug comes to realize what it must be like to have a true friend, even if it is some guy who is paid to just play a role... or is he?

As the wedding marches forward (pun intended), more insanity occurs, along with some near misses with Jimmy/Bic almost getting made by some former friends and clients. Just when it seems things couldn't get any crazier and the wedding is finally here, Doug discovers who his true friends in life are and maybe everything isn't quite as it seems.

The Wedding Ringer is a nonsensical movie that reminded me a lot of I Love You, Man, although that film was funnier in my opinion. The Wedding Ringer was quite raunchy, but still brought on a number of laughs. I especially enjoyed seeing Jorge Garcia (Lost) as one of the groomsmen and Josh Peck (Red Dawn) also makes a cameo as an example of a bad best man, as Jimmy is schooling Doug at various weddings. Both Garcia and Peck make small nods to their previous roles and I found them quite amusing. This film has several special features including deleted scenes, outtakes, and line-o-ramas, as you would expect, although there is a bit of repeat among them, which was odd. There is also an audio commentary, a music video and a featurette on making the film.

Overall, The Wedding Ringer is a funny, raunchy film that will bring about some laughs, but its been done better before. The funniest parts of the film are Kevin Hart showing his diversity in playing his various roles as best man in different weddings and circumstances, my favorite being the Jewish guy. If you like films along this line, catch it on Netflix, but I can't say it's worth a purchase.

-Psibabe, GameVortex Communications
AKA Ashley Perkins

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