Parents' Guide to

Wedding Crashers

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

This raucous, boisterous comedy is not for kids.

Movie R 2005 119 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

Parent of 12 and 14 year old

Some bad language nothing they don’t already hear in school and for the nudity there teens all they talk about with friends is porn and sex
age 18+

OMG...

What ever I just watched... don’t watch it. Ridiculously inappropriate. And not the kind that you want to continue watching... but the kind that, makes you feel sick and dirty after. Just don’t... don’t. I feel like my clean soul was just dipped in dirt.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (24 ):

Raucous and happily obnoxious, WEDDING CRASHERS makes fun of liars and cheaters, ultimately celebrating a shlocky version of "true love." The premise of David Dobkin's frantic comedy has been described as a return to R-rated jokes (like the hair gel gag in Something About Mary), set against a PG-13 tide. But here the R leads to less risky or even imaginative writing than predictable uses of explicit language, sexual situations, and adolescent humor. At Claire's house, The Meet the Parents-style commotion includes familiar, if vaguely raunchy humor.

Usually, a little Vaughn goes a long way, but here he serves as welcome respite from Wilson's cloying romantic lead. Though Vaughn embodies the film's embrace of vulgar comedy, he also maintains a sense of irony. But Wilson is stuck with the "sincere" role in an otherwise mostly boisterous movie, and he's unconvincing during his moony-eyed romance montages and slow-moving amid the mayhem.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 15, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: January 3, 2006
  • Cast: Christopher Walken , Owen Wilson , Vince Vaughn
  • Director: David Dobkin
  • Inclusion Information: Middle Eastern/North African actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 119 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content/nudity and language
  • Last updated: June 1, 2023

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