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'Crashers,' a Buddy Flick with Chemistry

Vince Vaughn, left, and Owen Wilson star in <i>Wedding Crashers</i>.
Vince Vaughn, left, and Owen Wilson star in Wedding Crashers.

Wall Street Journal movie critic Joe Morgenstern tells Scott Simon about the movie Wedding Crashers, a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson opening this weekend.

Wilson and Vaughn star as freewheeling lotharios (both divorce mediators, natch) who trawl matrimonial occasions for women. Christopher Walken also appears as the odd patriarch and politician. Morgenstern says Wilson and Vaughn display real chemistry onscreen and notes that the film is a "comedy of language."

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.