The Wedding Ringer [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 3675016
  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (661 out of 690)

Special Features


  • Going to the chapel of love featurette
  • Select scenes commentary with director Jeremy Garelick and Josh Gad

Synopsis


The Wedding Ringer
Kevin Hart stars in this rowdy throwback to the freewheeling, politically incorrect buddy comedies of the 1980s. Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a nice guy with a high-powered job and a gorgeous fiancée, but with only one week to go before his big wedding to his dream girl Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), he has yet to find his best man. Cue Jimmy Callahan (Hart) the owner of Best Man Inc., which provides a rather unique service for men who need to juice up their weddings: For a fee, Jimmy will be your best man -- and not just any best man, but one whom your guests will be talking about for years to come. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Hart
    Kevin Hart - Jimmy Callahan
  • Josh Gad
    Josh Gad - Doug Harris
  • Affion Crockett
    Affion Crockett - Reggie Drysdale
  • Jorge Garcia
    Jorge Garcia - Lurch/Garvey
  • Dan Gill
    Dan Gill - Bronstein/Dickerson



Overall customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hart Delivers Laughs in 1st R-rated Comedy

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    VandyPrice
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    Writer/director Jimmy Garelick and star Kevin Hart know what they have on their hands with The Wedding Ringer. It is clear from the first moment Hart shows up on screen and they wear it on their sleeve with a badge of honor. In what is essentially a mash-up of Wedding Crashers and I Love You, Man as well as any other movie you've ever seen with "wedding" in the title there is nothing innovative or unconventional about this film, but it has its laughs and that's all that really matters. With that, the film breezes through its expected beats with a care-free tone and consistent laugh factor that kept the audience I saw it with rolling (granted, they did get to see it for free). Still, this is a film that not much was initially expected of and, if anything, solidified the fact that studios were definitely trying to mold Hart into the next Adam Sandler as here the comedian is blatantly ripping on the title of Sandler's 1998 hit. Sandler is currently experiencing something of a slight drought in bankability and so the studios have moved in on who else they might turn to and Hart has proven a winning candidate so far. The man will allow them to throw together slapdash efforts of films that will turn huge profits on minuscule budgets year after year while trusting that the on-set riffs and improvisations are enough to satisfy audiences need for laughter. Yes, The Wedding Ringer is no doubt a film put together by a committee to appeal to as many people as possible and yes, it is predictable, slightly sexist with a cast of male chauvinist pigs at the core and never aspires to be more than it has to be, but in initially setting its bar so low it doesn't have as hard a time surpassing that bar. I realize this isn't high art, but it's not intended to be and so, for what it's worth, I found the film to be highly entertaining, extremely funny at parts and a raunch aspect that serves to ease the fact this is little more than a rom-com from the perspective of the fellas. The Wedding Ringer is what it is and if you buy a ticket knowing that, you'll get what you want. I wanted a mindless comedy and that's what I was given so consider me a happy customer, Mr. Hart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ring this one on!

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    KweenB
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    This is actually a lot smarter than it looks from the outside. There are some very funny moments when a lonely, nerdy guy has the shocking revelation he not only has no best friend to stand beside him at the altar, he doesn't have any of the other groomsmen necessary to fill out the line required for his upcoming high-society wedding. Problem solved when he runs into the fixer of all potential wedding disasters. This professional is experienced in convincing any nuptial crowd the winner of the Biggest Loser Contest is now Groom of the Year. What he soon realizes is he's in the same spot as his clients when it comes to being sans amigos. The character arcs intersect nicely and the whole mess turns out exactly as it should. It's just fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Joeybaldamore
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    Awesome movie. I watched this movie at least a dozen times or more since I had it saved on my dvr. Josh Gad and Kevin Hart are a great team for an awesome comedy. I was lucky that my wife and daughter got this movie on Blu-ray, which is redone in 4k quality even though it's not an official 4k version. I definitely recommend adding this movie to your collection. I've watched it on Blu-ray a few times already in the few weeks since I received it as a gift. Never gets old, no matter how many times I've watched it. Awesome movie!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could have been much funnier

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    Phil
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    For the two big names in this movie, I expected to be laughing the whole time. I don't think my first laugh came until about 30-minutes in and it was just barely more than a chuckle. Thought Josh Gad was a lot funnier in Pixels and the signature Kevin Hart humor was not there. The supporting cast of characters had great potential but never went any where. Great premise and twist on the typical wedding comedy that just goes no where and leaves you scratching your head at the end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An interesting twist on a romantic comedy

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    wisconsinelaine
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    Doug is an accountant with no friends, so when he gets engaged to Gretchen, who has 7 attendants, he is really in trouble! He finds about about a service with best man, Jimmy (Kevin Hart) and groomsmen for hire. This is over the top, even for Jimmy, who enlists 7 unsavory guys. Everyone is learning back stories and taking photos of "past friend events", but things began to unravel when Gretchen suspects that Bic Mitchum (Jimmy) sounds like a made-up name. Good comedy with a satisfying ending!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie, great date night

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    AJP0328
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    My husband & I wanted to see this in theaters, but never had the chance. So, when we saw it on sale at Best Buy, we thought it would be a great date night find. Turns out, it was hilarious! We loved this movie, we watched it again the next day. It was funny, full of great jokes, and it had a good plot to it. I love Josh Gad & Kevin Hart, so they were bound to make an awesome movie together. We highly recommend this movie if you're in to comedy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very funny

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    sam077
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    I did not think that this would be a movie that someone my age and gender (over 35 and female) would like. However, upon the recommendation of my college-age daughter, I watched this with my husband. We were very surprised that we laughed out loud so many times. Kevin Hart was great and loved Josh Gad. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was good as expected. I recommend this highly. Very enjoyable, not that much cussing and had a good heart warming storyline

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full of laughter

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    ShwnBBCustomer
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    I didn't go see this movie at the theatre when it was first released and I didn't even hesitate to buy it when it was first released on blu ray. Boy did I miss out, first off I am a fan of Kaley aka Penny and I also like Kevin Hart. This movie is hilarious and it isn't that stupid comedy type of movie like previous ones. The acting is superb and the plot isn't predictable.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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