The diminutive funny man Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man, Grudge Match) may not be a big deal when it comes to physical stature, but he apparently is when it comes to the Hollywood box-office. You may have notices that Hart seems to be popping up in every second movie nowadays, so much so that he has clearly exhausted his movie ideas and is now already into rehashing other comedies. At least that’s what I think happened, and why we’ve ended up with The Wedding Ringer, a film that looks a mish-mash of ideas from Hitch and I Love You, Man, only with less Will Smith and Jason Segel/Paul Rudd and more Josh Gad (Jobs, Frozen). Also, grannies being set on fire.
Given the right material, Hart can be quite hilarious – and this first trailer for the film does contain one rather funny line from Gad about Goonies – but based on this litle snippet I’m not holding out too much hope that the highlight of this movie will be something other than Gad faceplanting on the pavement.
In “The Wedding Ringer,” Jimmy (Kevin Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug (Josh Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
The Wedding Ringer also stars Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Roger ands Olivia Thirlby, and will be walking down the box-office aisle
Last Updated: June 24, 2014