In the outrageous comedy, "Wedding Crashers," divorce mediators John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince
Vaughn) are business partners and life-long friends who share one truly unique springtime hobby...crashing weddings!
Whatever the ethnicity of the wedding party - Jewish, Italian, Irish, Chinese, Hindu - the charismatic and charming duo
always have clever back stories for inquisitive guests and inevitably become the hit of every reception, where they strictly
adhere to their proven "rules of wedding crashing" to meet and pick up women aroused by the very thought of marriage.
At the tail end of another successful season of toasting brides and grooms, Jeremy learns that the daughter of Treasury
Secretary William Cleary (Christopher Walken) and his wife Kathleen (Jane Seymour) is getting married in what is sure to be
the Washington, D. C. social event of the year. After infiltrating the lavish affair, John and Jeremy quickly set their sights
on bridesmaids Claire (Rachel McAdams) and Gloria (Isla Fisher) Cleary.
With the lavish reception in full swing, Jeremy works his game plan to perfection in seducing Gloria, but John's flirtatious
banter with Claire is unexpectedly impeded by her pompous, Ivy League boyfriend Sack (Bradley Cooper). Having uncharacteristically
fallen hard and fast for Claire, John convinces a resistant Jeremy to bend the crashing rules and accept an invitation to
an extended weekend party at the Cleary family compound.
Once at the palatial waterfront estate, John and Jeremy endure a multitude of comical mishaps at the hands of the hysterically
dysfunctional members of the Cleary family, but also learn a few unexpected lessons about love and relationships.
"Wedding Crashers" was directed and written by Steve Faber & Bob Fisher.
The talented cast also includes Ellen Albertini Dow and Ron Canada.
Vince Vaughn worked with "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin before on Dobkin's first film, 1998's "Clay Pigeons," and
Owen Wilson worked on Dobkin's second film, 2003's "Shanghai Knights." Now both Vaughn and Wilson star in Dobkin's third film.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory," about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie (Freddie Highmore), a good-hearted
boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory.
Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky
children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making
facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years.
Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring
Screenwriter John August had never even seen 1971's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" when asked by Tim Burton to write
the script for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." After finishing the screenplay, he finally watched the 1971 version, only
to be surprised at how much darker the "family" film was to his own, which follows the book much more closely.
Mamie (Lisa Kudrow) is being blackmailed. This filmmaker named Nick (Jesse Bradford) claims to know Mamie's son - the one
she gave up for adoption - but Nick won't introduce her to him unless he can film the reunion. Enter Javier (Bobby Cannavale),
Mamie's massage therapist boyfriend, who convinces Nick to film him instead. Now they're all making a movie about massage.
And 'happy endings'...
Charley (Steve Coogan) has a longtime boyfriend named Gil (David Sutcliffe). Their best friends, Pam (Laura Dern) and
Diane (Sarah Clarke), once tried using Gil as a sperm donor. They said his sperm didn't take, but Charley thinks those selfish,
control-freak lesbians are lying. Pam and Diane's two-year-old son looks exactly like Gil. And it's time to set the record
Jude (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is pissed. Not at anyone in particular. Just in general. When her cousin kicks her out of the
house, Jude shacks up with Otis (Jason Ritter), who's still trying to convince his father, Frank (Tom Arnold), that he's straight.
Frank's a widower. And he's rich. So Jude decides to sleep with him, too. Really. The last thing she expected was to fall
Just when you thought you knew everything about love and dysfunction, along comes "Happy Endings," the hilarious
and heartfelt new comedy by writer/director Don Roos. Featuring a talented ensemble cast "Happy Endings" deftly
weaves together multiple stories to create a sharp, witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.
A feast of buried secrets, missed opportunities and welcome second chances, this wildly original comedy proves that the
happiest ending of all is the one you least expect.
Lisa Kudrow worked with "Happy Endings" director Don Roos before on Roos' first film, 1998's "The Opposite of Sex." Gwyneth
Paltrow worked with Roos in his second film, 2000's "Bounce." Paltrow was going to star in Roos' third film "Happy Endings"
but bailed in order to properly mourn the death of her father, Bruce. Jennifer Garner then stepped in for Paltrow but she
also bailed and so Kudrow then took over the role.