Wedding Crashers: Richard Cartwright
EW Staff
April 20, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We’re dying to see ”Wedding Crashers”


WHY WE CAN’T WAIT In a season of otherwise family-friendly films, there are few opportunities for raunchy comedy, Old School-style, as provided by Owen Wilson (left) and Vince Vaughn. Advance buzz says this one is as shameless as it is hilarious.

THE PREMISE Wilson and Vaughn are pals who, like the title says, crash weddings to pick up women. But they get more than they bargained for when their latest conquests drag them along to a weekend retreat at the home of a scary government bigwig (Christopher Walken).

SOURCE A screenplay by former TV sitcom writers Steve Faber and Bob Fisher

THE BACKSTORY Vaughn reportedly applied some of the lessons he learned back in his Swingers days with Jon Favreau to his Crashers character’s pick-up technique.

BURNING QUESTION Are moviegoers getting sick of Vaughn, Wilson, and their comedy clique (including Will Ferrell, who has a walk-on here)?

COME FOR The aging-fratboy charm of the two leads

STAY FOR Ellen Albertini Dow, who takes her hip grandma shtick from The Wedding Singer to a new, cruder level

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