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Wedding Crashers

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Source: Catholic News Service

Raunchy romantic comedy directed by David Dobkin about two lifelong friends (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) who infiltrate weddings as a hobby and a way to seduce women, and who find themselves entangled in comic and romantic complications when they con their way into a high-profile D.C. wedding and wind up spending the weekend with the bride's dysfunctional family (headed by Christopher Walken). Despite considerable chemistry between Vaughn and Wilson, the farce makes light of casual sex and promiscuity, mucking up what could have been a smart screwball buddy film with lewd sight gags and foul-mouthed dialogue. Much crude sexual humor and situations, some involving partial nudity, a brief irreverent comment, as well as pervasive rough and vulgar language and profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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