Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates:

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates:


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates:

Underneath all the over-the-top partying and crude humor are the messages that family comes first, and loyalty is essential. Also: Honesty is the best policy, but so is forgiving yourself and others for being human. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)

But Jake Szymanski, in his debut as director, seems unsure how best to use his cast, and too often mistakes risqué for witty. Wacky set-piece follows wacky set-piece. Dialogue ranges from the shouty and vulgar (“If you don’t get in here, I’m going to start masturbating”) to the hopefully improvised (“She looks like a waffle that the chef threw away”) to the head-slappingly hackneyed (“Cheque, please!”). The masseuse industry, meanwhile, will surely be dismayed at yet another tired “happy ending” gag. (Source: www.empireonline.com)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Jake Szymanski and written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Zac Efron and Adam DeVine as the title characters, who put out an ad for dates to their sister's wedding, and features Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza as the girls who answer the ad. The film is based on a real Craigslist ad placed by two brothers who wanted dates for their cousin's wedding that became popular in February 2013, which they then turned into a book, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Meanwhile, Tatiana and Alice are slacker party girls who have just been fired from their jobs as waitresses, because Alice showed up drunk and dancing on the tables. Tatiana sees the brothers' appearance on TV and decides that this free trip is just the vacation they need. They clean themselves up and Tatiana, to get their attention, throws herself in front of a moving car outside the bar where the brothers are meeting women. After the girls let the brothers think Mike saved Tatiana's life, they all go on a date. Tatiana, posing as a school teacher, flirts with Mike but has no intention of having sex with him. Alice, who is pretending to be a hedge fund manager, thinks sleeping with Dave is just what she needs to get over her ex-fiancé, who left her at the altar. Thinking their family will like these girls, the brothers invite them to Hawaii. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 38% based on 170 reviews, with an average rating of 4.77/10. The site's critics consensus reads, "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates benefits from the screwball premise and the efforts of a game cast, even if the sporadically hilarious results don't quite live up to either." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Wanted to like it, but pretty unlikeable and annoying characters, which is saying a lot because I really like a lot of the cast. Not very funny, tries and fails more often than not. I watched it awhile back and can't remember a single funny scene. That's when you know a movie isn't that great. (Source: www.amazon.com)

They meet their matches in trashy best friends Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) and Alice (Anna Kendrick), who are just as much of a hot mess. Tatiana is the wild-eyed, trash-talking alpha of the duo, while Alice is the sweetly perky yet aimless sidekick still reeling from being jilted at the altar. (We’re forced to watch along with Alice as she tortures herself with multiple viewings of the iPhone video of that tragic moment; the repetitious nature of this early, unfunny gag is a harbinger of things to come.) (Source: www.rogerebert.com)


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