I went to this film expecting (or, at least, hoping) to like it. I like Vince Vaughn, a lot. I think he's sexy, in a dorky sort of way. Owen Wilson I'm not quite as crazy about, but he can be funny. The trailer looked somewhat promising, so I wasn't without hope that this would be an enjoyable two hours. The film is directed by David Dobkin, who previously directed Wilson in Shanghai Knights. With Shanghai Knights, Dobkin smartly stayed out of the way and let his charismatic leads do the work, and he does the same thing here, giving Vaughn and Wilson lots of wiggle-room to play around. When the film is at it's best, Vaughn and Wilson are quite funny. Unfortunately, that's just not enough to carry this film.
Here's the basic problem with The Wedding Crashers: everyone in the movie is a caricature, and not in a good way like the characters in Dodgeball.