HE’S THE BEST MAN… MONEY CAN BUY.
Doug Harris (Josh Gad) hasn’t told his fiancée (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) that he has absolutely no one to invite to their upcoming wedding, so he hires Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart) who’s running a “best-man service” for lonely guys. It takes almost an hour until you realize that at the bottom of this contrived, occasionally dreadful comedy are a few not irrelevant thoughts about loneliness among men. In spite of the crassness, the film is passable on the whole and has enthusiastic efforts by everybody involved. But it’s a shame to waste Cloris Leachman like this; she has one or two lines.
2015-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jeremy Garelick. Cast: Kevin Hart (Jimmy Callahan), Josh Gad (Doug Harris), Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Gretchen Palmer), Alan Ritchson, Cloris Leachman, Mimi Rogers.
Trivia: Several football legends, including Joe Namath, appear in cameos.