Having gotten the opportunity to see a pre-screening of this film we will give you the inside scoop as to what to expect from The Wedding Ringer, before it comes out in theatres January 15th. As expected there’s a gang of comedians that are featured throughout the film including Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Affion Crockett, and Aaron Takahashi. This formula allowed the movie to constantly have funny moments and take some of the pressure off Hart though he still has his hilarious moments, more importantly its cool to see Kevin Hart play a character with a bigger role other than being just comedian.
The film is about two guys, one who clearly has no real friends and is pressed for time to find himself one best man and seven groomsmen before his wedding. As, not to look lame to his current fiancee he finds, Jimmy (Kevin Hart) who received the name Bic Mitchim, from Doug (Josh Gad) which is combination of hygiene products he notices in his bathroom cabinet. Once Jimmy finds out that Doug wants the biggest and best wedding ever he offers him the “Golden Tuxedo” an elaborate package of a bestman, groomsmen, and good ole buddy friend photos; to make it seem as though they knew each other for years.
As the film progress eventually Jimmy, realize he’s actually falling into becoming Doug’s true friend and he goes completely out of his way to make it known. Through having a crazy football game in the mud along with the groomsmen and the bachelors future in-laws, throwing a bachelor party that damn near killed all of the groomsmen. Above all Jimmy made sure Doug did not move forward with making the worst decision of his life as his fiancee had other motives. In the movie she reveals she’s not in love with Doug and she only wants to marry him because he can provide a high-end lifestyle that she’s accustomed to.
Check out this bonus behind-the-scenes content provide by our homies over at The Blender WMUC. S/O to DJ Tony Drake, Miss DJ Gemz, and Knotty By Nature for catching up with Josh Gad and Kevin Hart. Easily you can see that this pair of co-workers get along and enjoy working with each other.
Overall this film was not too bad but it wasn’t the absolute best either. If your into having a few laughs and in the mood to hear Hart talk for 2hrs this just might be the film for you. On the other hand if you want a really deep story and beautiful film this might be lacking all of those traits. Therefore, this film is rated a 7.
Acting score 8
Story score 7
SFX & Music score 7