The Wedding Ringer [ Home]
dramatic and considered comedy with enough pratfalls, junk jokes and setting the elderly on fire to appeal to most audience types. None of the gags are extraordinary but they get the job done. Still there are contrivances aplenty for a film which presumably had more than a decade for rewrites. For a start, there’s absolutely nothing believable about the supposedly happy couple about to get married and no attempt made to put audiences at ease. It also suffers from never establishing any kind of antagonist, making the payoff feel a bit weak. The Wedding Ringer does serve up laughs though, and that instantly makes it better than many recent comedies. It’s also nice to see a studio release that’s happy to go out with an R- rating but doesn’t revolve too much around bodily fluid humour. If nothing else, it makes me look forward to seeing Gad and Hart work together again in the future.