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Wedding Crashers Review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A showcase for Vince Vaughn's rantings and Owen Wilson's standard but affable chum act.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The two key roles are wonderfully cast with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and the gross-but-not-too-gross humor will score with young moviegoers. But Wedding Crashers is still a letdown. The film never quite lives up to the promise of its premise.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Head, shoulders, funny bone and brain above the competition. It's the best comedy I've seen this year.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Funny, ungirdled romp - a buddy picture about buddies who actually know what women want.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

This raucous, boisterous comedy is not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Wedding Crashers features sexual humor, imagery (bared breasts), and language (including slang for gay and lesbian sex and repeated uses of the F-word). There is lying, drinking, smoking, and sex (couples appear in various states of undress, including a bondage scene). The film includes a reference to "rolling a fatty," some rough touch football (hard tackling by a very competitive player, whom someone jokingly describes as being "on steroids"), a bloody beating, vomiting, a couple misplaced, comedic attempted seductions (both opposite- and same- sex), and a woman's masturbation of her lover under the dinner table. Note: The unrated version of this movie contains coarser language and more sexuality, though no more nudity, than is noted in this review.

  • Families can talk about the lessons learned by John and Jeremy. How do they come to realize that their self-centered gallivanting is immature? How does the movie set up a contrast between their deceitfulness and that of Sack, who cheats at touch football and on his fiancée?
  • Who is the audience for this movie? How can you tell?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Sets up a difference between cheaters who hurt others by their actions, and those who are deceitful in the name of fun.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Most characters lie, cheat, and abuse trust; some learn the error of their ways.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Rough football and a beatdown, shot mostly in shadows.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Exposed breasts, sexual situations (including bondage and masturbation).

  • language false5

    Language: Frequent obscenities and sexual slang, rendered comedically.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Visibly branded food and beverage products.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: At weddings, the crashers get drunk repeatedly; one reference to "a fatty."