July 25, 2005 12:00 PM

Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour, Bradley Cooper

CRITIC’S CHOICE

Don’t let all the tuxedos up there onscreen fool you. There’s nothing elegant about the bawdy humor filling this high-energy comedy about buddies (Wilson and Vaughn) in Washington, D.C., whose hobby is crashing nuptials. But who needs classy when the laughs come as fast and frequently as they do in Wedding Crashers?

Posing as distant relatives of either the bride or groom, the two enthusiastic bachelors merrily go where they haven’t been invited, availing themselves of free grub, booze and willing female guests. It’s only when Wilson falls for the sister (McAdams) of a bride whose father (Walken) is a government bigwig that he and his pal become more deeply entangled in their deception than they’d bargained for.

Like so many movies today, Crashers goes on 20 minutes too long, the better to squeeze in a late-in-the-game surprise cameo. But, by playing to each other’s strengths, the laid-back Wilson and rat-a-tat Vaughn make for a hilarious comic duo. (R)

COMEDY-DRAMA

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