I actually like raunchy R-rated comedies quite a bit, so please don’t take this criticism as coming from someone who’s offended. I’m not. I’m just not laughing. I’d still go see The Wedding Ringer when it comes out in January, but it won’t be based off this trailer that’s for sure. When I started this post, I hadn’t actually seen anything from the film yet (including the earlier trailer) and this red band trailer on its own had me almost ready to write the whole thing off. But then I went back and watched the green band trailer and actually laughed. There, I saw a movie that had some jokes and a sense of character. Here, all I see is every possible use of “fuck” at the marketing team’s disposal, dumped into a trailer with little or no context.
So I’m almost posting this as an experiment. I’m including the green band trailer again below the new red band trailer. Tell me which one you actually think works (if at all). The film was directed by Jeremy Garelick (who did The Break-Up - a movie I really like) and stars Josh Gad, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Olivia Thirlby, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, and Mimi Rogers. Hit the jump for The Wedding Ringer red band trailer. The film opens in theaters on January 16, 2015.