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Courtesy of my prediction for July 2016 movies NOT to see:
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (July 8)
“Let’s just casually skip over the fact that it is the worst attempt at naming a movie. There are going to be some good laughs and a lot of stupid stuff. Everyone is going to go to this movie and laugh and in the end it will just be okay and no one will ever talk about it again, as it should be. Also… Anna Kendrick’s hair.”
Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac Efron) Stangle are liquor salesmen, somehow, and just so happen to ruin every family occasion with their idiot antics. As their little sisters wedding looms as the next big family function, their parents give them the task of finding nice girls to bring as their dates to keep them out of trouble. The two put out an ad on Craigslist looking for nice girls to bring as their dates to their sisters wedding in an all expense paid trip to Hawaii. Their ad goes viral as every type and age of girl (and guy) come out to try and win the two lucky spots.
Alice and Tatiana are best friends and co-workers. After Alice’s finance left her at the alter she has been a complete mess getting drunk at work and high when she can and generally just being a crying mess. When Tatiana sees Mike and Dave on TV talking about their hunt for nice girls. Tatiana hatches a plan to get her and Alice to Hawaii. As most girls respond to the ad looking to set up a meeting, Tatiana decides to bring the meeting to the boys. Tatiana and Alice create cover stories while Tatiana does most of the work and Alice awkwardly makes a series of bad lies until people look the other way.
The girls are a hit with the Stangle family and are so impressed that Mike and Dave were able to find such nice girls as their dates. It doesn’t take long for them to discover that these girls aren’t so nice after all as all out chaos ensues threatening to ruin yet another family function.
Not only was there little thought put into naming the movie, there was probably about as much thought put into the plot of the movie. The characters actions are all over the place, but when you create a film so ridiculous you know that your characters or the plot do not have to make sense. You just need to make sure you can please your target audience. Adolescent boys and their girlfriends both high off their rockers.
One could possibly applause Anna Kendrick’s acting in this movie for portraying such an annoying whiny pot head, but I can honestly say that her role in the first Twilight film was better done and much more believable. Also, as a mentioned in my prediction, her hair. I couldn’t stop staring at it and it just made things all the worse. Aubrey Plaza plays the leader of the duo and pulls off her bad ass sex kitten role well though I could have done without the heart to heart.
When it comes to Adam Devine, he can sing and he can do the funny guy bit, but there has to be more to him than his signature funny face, right? And lastly, lets all just admit that we will watch any movie with Zac Efron no matter how crappy it is. That boy could sell an STI off a hooker and we would still buy it.
Well can’t say we are surprised by the outcome of this movie. It delivers in its ridiculousness and we have already forgotten anything positive about the movie because of all the negatives that went along with it.