Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Critic Consensus: 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.
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as Dave Stangle
as Mike Stangle
as Burt Stangle
as Jeanie Stangle
as Stable Guy
as Kai-Hotel Manager
as Wendy Williams
as Twin Sister #1
as Twin Sister #2
as Call Girl
as Russian Call Girl
as Grungy Girl #1
as White Supremacist Girl
as Grungy Girl #2
as Bob / Lauralie
as Militant Girl #1
as Office Nicole
as Office Stephanie
as Militant Girl #2
as Office Jennie
as Café Hilty
as Café Tanisha
as Apartment Cass
as Apartment Ayden
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Critic Reviews for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Every so often in comedy, the filmmakers will get into a creative groove in which every scene is imaginative, almost unhinged and completely successful. This happens in Mike and Dave.
What can you say about a Hollywood comedy that features a "comedy" second-act rape sequence in a massage parlour?
It's like riding a roller coaster fueled by Red Bull and grain alcohol: kind of gross but pretty fun, too.
Give the film this much: it's egalitarian in its imbecility.
Audience Reviews for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Lots of energy and slapdash humor nearly disguise the see-through plot and the hit or miss nature of the proceedings. "Maybe this'll be one of those that get better with age," I thought.
Mike and Dave need better roles. DeVine and Plaza were the only players even remotely humorous and the script was more formulaic than a trigonometry midterm exam. Lighting and sound were good but there was nothing particularly funny or interesting about this film to make it anything more than marginally amusing.
Zac Efron and Adam Devine play hysterical party-hardy brothers who always take family functions one step too far. When their parents insist they bring nice girls as dates to their sister's wedding, they get more than they bargained for in DGAF Tatiana and stoner Alice. Aubrey Plaza is hot and mean, and that diddlin' Cousin Terry fiasco with subsequent smartphone gestures bit is subversively hilarious. Alice Wetterlund as aforementioned Cousin Terry is an awesome androgynous fashionplate. I wasn't quite sure what Anna Kendrick was trying to play at first: dumb, stoned, or heartbroken. Her blossoming relationship with Dave is nice, but I guess I just didn't connect with her story or performance. Sugar Lyn Beard (yep) really steals the show as the little sister Jeanie: getting pummeled in the face by an ATV tire; being repeatedly butt-humped (runner up: rump-slapped) to ecstasy by oiled and ponytailed Kumail Nanjiani; tripping on actual ecstasy and unleashing that merkin. Props, girl.
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