Title: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Director: Jake Szymanski Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 38m
“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 out-hustled by the uncontrollable duo.”
1:31 – You shouldn’t be proud of making a sale that is basically just to get rid of you. 3:11 – Wait, this is based on a true story? Blimey. 5:31 – Loving the parents making a video to prove a point. Creative aggression. 6:50 – “WE NEVER GET RILED UP.” 10:54 – Woah, they are disgusting! 11:47 – Haha, most of the Goosebumps series. 18:26 – “And definitely don’t bring up blimps.” Good dating advice. 20:45 – “How’s the hedging coming?” Finance expert. 26:51 – Yep, I’d be talking about the wifi right about now. 32:43 – It is a weird outfit, like pyjamas with a belt. 36:43 – Dudes, Jurassic Park tour any day of the week. 41:46 – He shouldn’t be calling her names it’s his fault! 43:10 – “Let’s Erin Brockovich this bitch.” 51:37 – Mike is having a really bad day. 54:47 – “Just because you say whomever doesn’t make it right.” 58:32 – “Stangles Assemble!” 1:07:11 – Oh god, this is the worst wedding ever. 1:09:16 – Perching holidays are boring ones. 1:17:57 - #doingitforjeanie 1:21:16 – Turtle power!
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have watched this, I don’t think. It’s one of those films that is just a bit too stupid, a bit too crude, not really that funny. But I love all four of the main cast members, and it’s hard not to watch a Zac Efron movie, it just is.
So I gave it a go and it was pretty much what I thought it was. There were some funny moments along the way, and some of the bizarre stuff ended up working (clothes horse!) but for the most part, it just wasn’t that great. Entertaining enough for ninety minutes, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it or seek it out again. Boo.