1 hour 45 minutes
Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Ken Howard, Olivia Thirlby
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Sometimes, even the crudest, most vulgar comedy contains a grain of wisdom. “The Wedding Ringer” reveals the moment of truth when loser Josh Gad approaches his wedding, realizing he doesn’t have a friend in the world.
Fortunately, Kevin Hart runs a best man and groomsmen rental service. Hart’s simply hilarious as the matrimonial con man. Gad matches him every step of the way, through their devious deception. Hart was born to play the cynical Imposter who rescues fools from their social shortcomings.
Since “The Wedding Ringer” needs approval from the young adult moviegoers, you’ll forgive the writers for straying into campus comedy once too often.
Just because she’s marrying a fool, doesn’t mean Gad’s fiance should be taken for a fool.
You might even find it delightfully strange that this raunchy comedy can be charming and even sentimental at times.
It’s a lively romp that’ll keep you laughing all the way through. “The Wedding Ringer” had me walking down the aisle singing its praises with 3 stars.
Look, I’m not crazy about sequels, but Kevin Hart and Josh Gad have such chemistry, we deserve a repeat performance.