THE WEDDING RINGER (2015) – My rating: 7/10

TheWeddingRingerI am pleasantly surprised because I’m not a Kevin Hart fan. I found The Wedding Ringer to be quite a descent story. Kevin wasn’t non-stop talking and he didn’t get on my nerves. The plot was somewhat ridiculous, but it was well acted and convincing. A smart, sort of geeky tax attorney named Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is getting married to a pretty, sort of hot chick named Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). It’s clear how anxious Doug is to please Gretchen because he can’t bring himself to tell her he has no friends. She continuously urges Doug to give her his list of the wedding party, as the wedding is growing near. Doug’s desperation doesn’t go unnoticed by the party planner, Edmundo (Ignacio Serricchio) who refers him to The Best Man Inc., located under an amusement park. Doug meets Jimmy Gallahan (Kevin Hart) who is the owner of the company.  After much discussion, Doug decides on the top package, “Golden Tux” (seven groomsmen) to coincide with Gretchen’s seven bridesmaids. This has never been done before so Jim says no because of the stress involved. After listening to Doug’s story and negotiating a fee of $50,000 plus all paid expenses, Jim becomes Doug’s best man and the journey begins. Jim has to recruit old friends from everywhere to pull this off. The lies are non-stop from all involved on the groom’s side. Jim’s name is now Bic Mitchum and he is a Military Priest. You might think you see the handwriting on the wall but there are many surprises and lots of laughs. Jennifer Lewis plays Doris Jenkins, his receptionist and adviser who keeps the company and Jim in perspective.   The ending is worth the wait and your time.  All in all, I found it entertaining and I thought the movie sent a pretty good message. I enjoyed it and Kevin Hart went up a notch. The Wedding Ringer is on DVD, so you really don’t have much to lose.


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