RELEASE DATE: 22/01/2015
RUN TIME: 1HR 41MIN
Lovable, wealthy schlub Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is just weeks away from marrying Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), the woman of everyone’s dreams. With no siblings and having moved around a lot as a child, Doug’s never had any real friends and finds himself in a web of lies when he promises his wife-to-be a best man and seven groomsmen. Enter Jimmy - the best-man-for-hire. Together Jimmy and Doug have to pull off the impossible “Golden Tux” package - convincing everyone, including the bride, that these merry band of misfit men are the best of friends and have been all along. Easy, right?
A 5’4” black man and a chubby Jew may smells of a comedy stinker, but this 'Wedding Ringer' is surprisingly comedy gold. Buddy films are all about the mismatch and allowing the wackiness to ensue. Here, Hart’s quick-witted, fast-talking brashness alongside Gad’s quiet irreverence is a perfectly balanced match made in heaven. They share great chemistry, along with their support cast Jorge Garcia, Affion Crockett, Aaron Takahashi and Alan Ritchson.
‘The Wedding Ringer’ will not go down as a classic, but it is highly enjoyable and delivers genuinely great laughs and good times. Mazel tov!