The concept of a holy matrimony has always had a stigma to be the best day of a girl’s (and hopefully the guy’s) life. Even the most soulless of people find themselves shedding a tear when that blinding white dress comes a-strolling down the aisle to wed the man of her dreams. But unfortunately, if you’ve followed along with cinema at least, weddings don’t always go off with a hitch. And dearly beloved, we are all gathered here today.. But it’s to get stoned out of our minds. Now, everyone, raise a glass and be extremely thankful that these short-lived summer months mean one thing: It’s wedding season. Here are five marital-focused movies (in no particular order) that’ll make you want to forget the words “seating chart” forever. Without further ado..
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Back when Adam Sandler was a main player in comedy cinema, he was stuck in the ‘80s romancing a cute little event waitress we know better as Drew Barrymore. This classic washed out wedding film molds seamlessly with the retro vibe of big dreams, bigger musical cameos, and the biggest hair, and you’ll find a sweet spot for it whether you’re a hopeless romantic or just a reject at Table 9. It’s impossible not to sing along by the film’s end when things drift a lot further past “church tongue.”
Munchie: So, so many meatballs.
Easily comparable to its Bridesmaids predecessor, this lowkey Sundance comedy focuses on a trio of bridesmaids (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher) who gather for the wedding of their formerly ridiculed high school friend (Rebel Wilson). While the bride-to-be unexpectedly retires in the night before her big day, the three decide to tear apart New York City, and the bride’s dress, in just a few hours time. The film turns into a race against the clock as they start to learn more about themselves during this rambunctious, drug-charged ride than they ever have before.
Munchie: A champagne toast with the most.
Very Bad Things (1998)
When most people think of wedding mishaps, their thoughts would probably land on not enough chairs, too much steak and not enough fish, or maybe even a bride’s cold feet. Unfortunately for the boys of this ‘90s dark comedy, it’s all fun and games until there’s a dead hooker at a bachelor party. In a much heavier tone that may have inspired the likes of The Hangover, secrets are hard to keep at bay even if you did bury them deep in the desert. And, if that plot didn’t sell you, the work by a terrificly bonkers Cameron Diaz may do just the trick.
Munchie: Steak, extra bloody.
Who would’ve thought a bridal party could be so dysfunctional? Led by an all-star group of women, including Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, and an Oscar-nominated Melissa McCarthy, this Paul Feig comedy rips apart the traditions of pre-wedding jitters by forcing most of the attention on the bride’s motley crew of gal pals. Things become an all-out battle with botched bachelorette parties and really, really bad Brazilian food, but once the attention finally gets to the nuptials themselves, you’re still too busy laughing over the lead-up.
Munchie: Jordan almonds, your favorite.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Because it’s probably not the brightest idea in the world to actually crash a wedding, your best bet is to live vicariously through Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson with this one. While the two brothers have no real intentions of tying the knot or falling anywhere close to love, things change mighty quickly when one of them sets his sights on a high profile senator’s daughter. Hilarity ensues, Will Ferrell makes a solid funeral-filled cameo, and even the toughest of bros will come to appreciate this raunchy rom-com’s mushy wedding flick.
Munchie: Where’s the meatloaf?!