Anyone in need of a best man?
Directed by Jeremy Garelick, “The Wedding Ringer” stars Kevin Hart who plays Jimmy Callahan, a best-man-for-hire, who for the right price, will step in for friendless soon-to-be-grooms and help save their wedding day. Likeable but slightly awkward groom-to-be Doug Harris (Josh Gad), is one of these grooms in need.
Harris who is set to marry his fiancée Gretchen Palmer (played by Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) is in desperate need of a best man and 7 groomsmen seek Callahan’s help to achieve this task in less than 2 weeks. Together, Callahan and Harris come up with an identity and believable backstory for the long heard of, but never before seen “best friend” and fool everyone, including his bride-to-be into thinking that it’s all legit.
Apart from just playing Harris’ best man, Callahan was also required to round up a group of 7 misfits to serve as the groomsmen at the wedding, and if everything goes to plan, they could perhaps achieve what Callahan refers to as “The Golden Tux”, the biggest stunt they’ve ever done.
Stressing that their relationship is nothing but a business, Callahan gets rather fond of Harris throughout the movie. From going through mishaps together to taking pictures at random occasions like a marathon and at a bowling alley to make their story even more legit to throwing Harris a bachelor’s party, everything seems to be going as planned for the big day.
We’re going to leave the ending of the movie out because we don’t want to spoil it too much for you guys. What we will say though, is this: “The Wedding Ringer” is not a great movie, it’s cliché and yes, very predictable. It offers nothing new to the table as it’s rather similar to flicks in this genre but those are no reasons to not watch the movie. We say, you should still watch it because “The Wedding Ringer” is actually pretty fun to watch.
Definitely something you’d watch if you’re looking for something to entertain you because it is an affably crude bromantic comedy and the solid chemistry between Hart and Gad will have you laughing your butts off throughout the movie.
“The Wedding Ringer” will arrive at a cinema near you on January 29th, so keep a lookout for it.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below: