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Wedding Crashers
(2005)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:
Rolfe Kent

Orchestrated by:
Tony Blondal
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New Line Records
(January 24th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you appreciate Rolfe Kent's ability to overachieve in these kinds of ridiculous romantic comedies, for Wedding Crashers maintains instrumental dynamism and melodic complexity beyond the call of duty.

Avoid it... if you always wither when you hear scores in this genre that inevitably gravitate back to standard orchestral drama of a light sappiness, though Kent does his best not to lose all the pizzazz with which he opens this score for the two leads.
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WRITTEN 1/23/12
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Wedding Crashers: (Rolfe Kent) One of the biggest surprise hits of the 2005 summer season was David Dobkin's pop culture romantic comedy Wedding Crashers that strived to bridge the gap between the juvenile style of Will Ferrell laughs and the deeper, heartfelt drama that appeals to women in the crowd. The duo of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn returned to the screen again to portray a pair of Washington D.C.-area womanizers who crash weddings (with a number of carefully planned explanations for their presence) for the expressed purpose of enjoying free food and the pleasures of the flesh with bridesmaids. When they crash the wedding of a daughter of a famous American politician, they become embroiled in complicated relationships with the powerful man's other daughters, forcing them to continue their charade while being pulled deeper into the plot. Raunchy sex and genuine emotional connections alternate throughout Wedding Crashers as the focus of the comedy, with plenty of rough and violent sequences interspersed, though the feel-good story ends well for the interests of both genders. Up against tough competition during its theatrical run, Wedding Crashers managed to use its star power, positive reviews, and strong word of mouth to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in grosses for New Line Cinema, and it was no wonder that the studio's music branch heavily promoted the accompanying song-compilation soundtrack for the movie. Not figuring on that product was Rolfe Kent's orchestral score, which was released on its own product early the following year to coincide with the movie's DVD debut. Kent has made a career out of scoring some of the industry's most popular mainstream comedies of dubious intelligence, and he was already experienced to a degree in this regard by 2005. The composer had recently been nominated for a Golden Globe for Sideways, a project that better illuminated his cross-genre musical capabilities. By comparison, Wedding Crashers is somewhat mundane in its more generic romantic comedy sound, though Kent overachieves here as much as would for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and several other subsequent entries of similar personality. While it may seem easy to simply disregard these scores as the fluff that goes largely unnoticed in between song placements in ridiculous comedies, Kent's approach to such circumstances is often more intelligent than necessary and recorded with a keen balance of dynamic enthusiasm and instrumental detail, and these traits are clearly heard in Wedding Crashers once again.



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Average: 2.92 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 34:59
• 1. Wedding Crashing (2:46)
• 2. Claire's Theme (3:02)
• 3. Not That Young (1:12)
• 4. The Cleary's Waltz (Seeing Claire For the First Time) (1:18)
• 5. Boats, Bodily Fluids & a Little Football (2:54)
• 6. Gloria and Jeremy Connect (2:19)
• 7. All Tied Up With Todd (1:15)
• 8. Sack Plots Against John (0:42)
• 9. Sailing With John and Claire (3:05)
• 10. Quail Hunt (1:13)
• 11. Gloria, Rope, a Sock and Duct Tape (2:30)
• 12. Claire, a Beach and John (3:20)
• 13. The Crashers Masked and Expelled! (2:03)
• 14. John the Waiter/Sack's Beating (2:24)
• 15. Claire's Tears (0:54)
• 16. Winning Claire Back (4:02)

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The insert includes a note from the director about the score and film.
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