Every bride and groom wants their big day to go off without a hitch. Engaged couples spend countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars making sure every detail is perfect. In this new one-hour hidden camera reality series the couples actually team up with five improvisational performers to crash their own bash making for the most memorable wedding ever!
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Real Wedding Crashers - Sugar (Maroon 5 song) - Netflix
“Sugar” is a song recorded by American pop rock band Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album V (2014). It was written by Mike Posner, Adam Levine, Dr. Luke, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin together with its producers Ammo and Cirkut. It was sent to contemporary hit radio in the United States, as the third single from the album on January 13, 2015. “Sugar” is a disco, funk-pop and soul song that features a wide range of instruments including percussion, keyboards and guitars. Commercially, “Sugar” peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the band's third top 10 single from V, and eighth consecutive top 10 entry. “Sugar” is the 68th song in history to score at least 20 weeks in the top 10 of the Hot 100. Film director David Dobkin shot the accompanying music video for the single in Los Angeles. Inspired by the 2005 romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, it features Maroon 5 crashing weddings that happened in the city. The video premiered on January 14, 2015, and received its television premiere on January 17. The song is also used as the encore of the shows during the Maroon 5 Tour. A remix of the song, featuring rapper Nicki Minaj was digitally released on March 10 via the iTunes Store. It also featured in a 2015 Nissan GT-R commercial. “Sugar” received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Real Wedding Crashers - Analysis and reception - Netflix
According to Ryan Reed of Rolling Stone, in the video the band channels the roles of actors Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers while surprising the audience with their performance of “Sugar”. The Daily Telegraph's Catherine Gee thought that the video proves that “not a soul in Los Angeles would mind if the rock band arrived at their reception unannounced and performed their new single”. Elias Leight of Billboard noted that the reaction of the people in the crash ranged from screaming, pointing, then shouting, while in the end they were finally dancing. He also noted that the women were quicker to recognize Levine than the men. Melodi Smith of CNN wrote that the looks of faces in the rooms are “priceless: delight, tears, confusion”. Jennifer Maas of Entertainment Weekly noted how every groom should be embarrassed by Levine hugging his bride after the performance and wrote, “All in all, if this is somehow an authentic stunt, the music video director totally stole the thunder of those couples' wedding videographers.” Steven Gottlieb of Video Static called the video “fun” and a “gambit” with a goal just to surprise the wedding and not to pick up drunk bridesmaids, a reference to Wedding Crashers. Elizabeth Vanmetre of Daily News wrote that, “Having Adam Levine crash your wedding would be the icing on any wedding cake.” Time's Laura Stampler reviewed the video and wrote that although the video will not make you mad like Maroon 5's previous visual for “Animals” in which Levine stalks a woman who is played by his real wife, model Behati Prinsloo, while covered in blood, “but you’ll probably still be annoyed”. She further stated that “I do” is the happiest moment in your life, but seeing Levine singing the lyrics “hotter than southern California Bay” to the new wife “is the happiest moment in your life”. According to Leigh Weingus of The Huffington Post in the video, Levine made the wedding crashing a lot more “awesome” than Wilson and Vaughn. Paul Grein of Yahoo! Music's Chart Watch labeled the video as a little bit “corny”; however, according to him it's also “cute” and “fun”. As of June 2018, the video is YouTube's eighth most viewed video with over 2.6 billion views.
The Real Wedding Crashers - References - Netflix