You know how fat white guy Kevin James hired cool black guy Will Smith to be his buddy and teach him how to pick up chicks in Hitch? Well, The Wedding Ringer is pretty much just like that, only instead of hiring cool black guy Kevin Hart to be his buddy and teach him how to pick up chicks, fat white guy Josh Gad hires him to be his buddy and serve as the best man at his wedding.
Also, there is no Eva Mendes.
But back to The Wedding Ringer. You see, it seems that in this film, Josh Gad is cool enough to somehow land Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting as his fiancée, but not cool enough to have a single male friend or relative willing to serve in his wedding party. And rather than tell his hot fiancée the truth (that he’s a sad, lonely man?) Gad instead hires of Hart, who runs a company that provides “best man services.”
Obviously, it’s all a bit far-fetched, but with these types of movies you really just have to go with it. If nothing else, this certainly looks like a movie I’d find hilarious when I’m drunk. And I should know, because I’m a little bit drunk right now. (I mean, come on, it’s Friday!)
The Wedding Ringer hits theaters January 16, 2015.