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Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.Written by
20th Century Fox
According to show-business trade-paper, the Hollywood Reporter, the real life "Mike and Dave Stangle landed a film and book deal thanks to a friend, Jay Barbeau, who happened to be a trainee at CAA. This all started when he spotted their viral ad on Craigslist. After the Stangle brothers' ad went viral in 2013 and they began to get media attention, Barbeau, who now works in CAA's sports department, brought their story to the attention of fellow CAA agents Cait Hoyt and Michelle Weiner . . . CAA helped the Stangles sell their life rights in a seven-figure deal deal with Fox for a film that would be inspired by their story. Soon after, CAA also helped the Stangles ink a book deal with Gallery, a Simon & Schuster imprint, for a book based on their misadventures. The book, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails, hit shelves on May 19 ." See more »
Near the end of the movie when Anna Kendrick is lying on the white bench, in one shot you can see her bare feet, then in the very next shot she wears pink flipflops, and in the last shot her feet are bare again.Also, when she tackles Zac Efron on the picnic bench, her bare foot can be seen. In the next shot, she is wearing pink flipflops. See more »
Undeniable chemistry from the lead cast, but everything else is just mind numbing.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is inspired by a true story of Mike and Dave Stangle, in which they post an ad looking for dates for a wedding. Hilarity ensues when their dates turned out to be not who they appear to be.
From the poster and the premise alone, you should know that this movie is going to be your typical comedy movie you watch while you were doing something else, say getting high, background noise, or even better: 10 minutes before you get down with your date. Most of the comedy works with zero context. I can see why this movie wasn't funny for some audiences, but one thing the movie knows and does it well: it knows who their target audiences are and they've done a pretty good job pandering to them.
The movie has mediocre points at editing and scoring. The cast chemistry is definitely undeniable, but their potentials are so much wasted. All the lead actors have amazing comedic timing and can deliver lines suited to their talents, but the script and the scenes just doesn't show it. It's a shame since I watched this movie because I liked all the lead actors in it.
However, the good points of the movie stopped right there. If you're looking for a quality comedy, you might want to look somewhere else. Filled with boring overdone clichés, unlikable characters, and predictable character development, the movie just paints its own doom as the hours went by.
It was a fun mindless comedy, but everything else is just mind numbing.
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