Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

(2016)

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Title:
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Release Date:
7th July 2016
Runtime:
98 min
MPAA Rating:
R
Genres:
Directors:
Jake Szymanski
Writers:
Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O'Brien
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ad on Craigslist, the siblings decide to pick Tatiana and Alice, two charming and seemingly normal women. Once they arrive on the island, however, Mike and Dave realize that their companions are ready to get wild and party.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 39%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 65%
IMDb Rating 6.5

Casts

Adam Devine as Mike Stangle
Anna Kendrick as Alice
Aubrey Plaza as Tatiana
Stephen Root as Burt
Zac Efron as Dave Stangle

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Christomir 18th July, 2016

Awkward

I like the 4 actors in the leading roles, and that was why I went to watch this, even though I suspected it would be bad. And yeah, it was bad. Not only the plot overall, where literally nothing happened. At all. Basically, every scene, and almost every line of dialogue was stupid and/or weird (and not the funny kind of weird). IMDb has it classified as "Adventure, Comedy, Romance", but I saw no adventure at all, and barely any romance; and the comedy in it was like... well, a parody of a parody, or something like that. And believe me, I am the type of person, who actually loves the "silly and cute" type of comedies (for which I am often labeled as "shallow"). But this was too silly even for my tastes. Most of the time it was just stupid, rather than silly. And even the moments that were supposed to be cute had enough cringe worthy elements in them, that the fun and that "aww" feeling in them was ruined. And I'm not a prude. I have laughed at this kind of humor before, and have had lots of fun watching movies that use it. But it has to be done well. Here, it wasn't. The writers didn't do a good job, period. Not even a decent job. It made those 4 actors look bad and they (mostly) don't deserve it. I know they're better than that.

Reviewed by aharmas 17th July, 2016

Unbelievable

What happens when we take some of the strongest young talent around, mix it with a script that has limited use of some of the most recognized words in the English language, manages to avoid an NC 17 by some miracle and asks the audience to leave their brains outside? You get this offensive, tasteless, and mentally impaired movie. Loosely inspired by various comedies we have seen before but without any redeeming quality or grace, we witness a family that hasn't somehow killed any of its members, treat each other with the utmost disrespect and seems only concerned with coming up with the next opportunity to use foul language supposedly to keep the audience believing something funny is happening. I'm not against hearing a colorful word, but it's like using spices in the right amount, and pretty soon we're burned and bored. Here's a movie that makes the younger generation look pretty useless and dumb, Hawaii becomes a rather plain scenario because all of its charms disappear as we are confronted with every possible display of vulgarity and ignorance. There's not a single clever, cute, or funny moment. Well, maybe the reconciliation of one of the couples is a fresh moment of fresh air but that can't overcome the prevalent stench. There are issues with the proper use of language, too. As far as I know there was a man in the massage scene, but people kept using the feminine term. If that slipped by, I wonder if it was just intentional or just another instance of the effort to come up with anything memorable. All through the movie I was waiting to for a surprise since Zach and Anna were there, or maybe some of the inspiration would follow one of the leads from his hit TV show. An absolute waste of time, money, and talent. Stay away.

Reviewed by Quietb-1 15th July, 2016

Mike and Dave need a better script.

Obnoxious guys meet obnoxious girls. Not characters you want to spend a lot of time with. Anna Kendrick was so embarrassed she tried to hide behind bad wigs. Here's a movie maker that couldn't even make Hawaii look good. Based on the outtakes over the end credits the cast was having more laughs then the audience. It's a 98 minute movie that seems longer. You know the premise from the trailers but where are the laughs, few and far between. There are plenty of awkward moments that aren't funny. The location is wasted and seemed more like a dude ranch then a beach location. There is no need to see this in a theater. It will play just as strained and unfunny on a home platform.

Reviewed by Watcher 12th July, 2016

Much cringe

Me and my father saw this just last week and to me..? It's cringe worthy. Now, there were some funny parts (tiny though) in this movie but what killed my mood and just made me and my father both cringe so much was the brothers. I felt like the movie was trying too hard to be like Step Brothers but instead we got Dumb and Dumber 3. At least the Dave brother was tolerable, but Mike? No. He was that one person you want to shut up. I could not laugh at the parts where he was shown. I just could not. Heck, the side characters were more laughable than him (I.E. the cousin and the bride).

Reviewed by Trevor Pacelli ([email protected]) 8th July, 2016

Wow. What a Joke.

It's based on a true story… sort of. Essentially, it began with these two single fellas whose parents complain to them that they're always starting trouble at every party. So in order to stay in line, they are told to find dates for their upcoming sister's wedding in Hawaii. As a joke, they throw an ad up on Craigslist, their description for the essential date looking something like this: • An excuse to get dressed up • Open bar & food all night • Eccentric/downright dangerous bro-2-bro dance moves (may need to sign a waiver) • Adventure • Mystery • Suspense • True Love Royalties once our night's story is developed into a romantic comedy* *if this happens (we estimate the chances at 85%) we refuse the right to let Ashton Kutcher play either of our characters, however, we will consider him for a supporting role. Next thing they know, they get over 6,000 responses from girls who find them attractive, leading to appearances in talk shows and a series of mock-dates. Fox Studios even made the last part of their ad come true. The unfortunate result is a wild and mean-spirited "comedy" that exists for all the wrong reasons. The two leading males, Mike and Dave, are played by the overly handsome Adam Devine (Mike) and Zac Efron (Dave). Their dates are played by the even more overly attractive Aubrey Plaza (Mike's date) and Anna Kendrick (Dave's date). None of these four young stars are as funny as you'd think they are, and they each resort only to screaming like drunk bozos to spice up the sleazy screenplay. They're all unbearably annoying to watch, Anna Kendrick in particular. The supporting cast was equally as horrible, say for instance Sugar Lyn Beard, who plays the soon-to-be-married sister of Mike and Dave. She's not exactly a "bad actress," she just has this annoying high-pitched voice that doesn't even sound that natural. But that's not even the worst of it. No, the worst is yet to come. There is no story, but rather a series of jokes that drag on and on and on without a clear punchline. Within the hour and thirty-eight minutes you'll need to suffer through, a girl falls off a roof and gets seriously hurt, a building catches fire at a 4th of July party, a grandfather dies at his birthday celebration, a girl gets hit in the face by an all-terrain vehicle and is heavily bruised the day before her wedding rehearsal, and all of these bits are intended to be the most hilarious thing ever. But did I laugh? Well no, but the audience in my screening were hysterical throughout the entire movie, which makes me incredibly worried. Emotional moments of redemption are attempted by the third act, but none of them are earned nor appropriate. The crazy events and dirty jokes all try to meet up in some sort of message about how life is not about getting the big things. Yeah, right. Just the number of "should I really be laughing at this" type of jokes glamorizes the romantic lifestyle rather than attacks it. So therefore, the redemption that this movie tries to get to is complete bull. In the end, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates becomes exactly how it started as: a joke. It thinks that funny is about being rebellious and mischievous, but there's no way that has any affect in the long run. Overall Grade: F