“The Wedding Ringer” is a raunchy, rude bromance in which pretty much every character is putting up a front.
[...] whether gleefully treading where fools rush in or subjecting characters to surprising harm for laughs, the thing is funny; at times very funny.
The usual farce complications follow, but the movie has fun with those conventions rather than getting trapped by them.
“Ringer’s” secret weapon is the Screw-Up Squad that makes up the groomsmen hired for the hoity-toity nuptials.
The scenes of recruiting the motley bag of weirdos call to mind a dirtbag Ocean’s 11.
“It looks like the entire cast of ‘Goonies’ grew up and became [horrible criminals],” says a mortified Doug.
Respect is not something viewers will find much of in “The Wedding Ringer,” nor propriety, nor any of those things that make for respectable family viewing.