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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Review

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Mike and Dave two party loving brothers are ordered by their parents and sister to find nice girls as dates for her wedding (so they don’t ruin it).

We get a little bit of background on the brothers that they have a history of spoiling family events by taking everything too far in terms of partying and wanting to make it extra special. That has often ended up with plenty of things going wrong. They are not happy when confronted about this and told it is not going to happen again at Jeanie’s wedding. They decide to play an advert online for two girls to attend the wedding with them in Hawaii an all expenses paid trip!

When Alice and Tatiana see then on TV talking about it, this becomes their mission to get a free vacation. Yes, really this is the full storyline of the film, which really makes me doubt the current comedy genre. I am not really sure what exactly made me decide to see this film but I am hoping not as many people make the same mistake that I did. I must have learnt absolutely nothing about Zac Efron’s latest ventures, I must have wanted to totally torture myself instead.

I am also let down by Anna Kendrick heading in this direction as well, I really did think she was better than this type of film! It is a comedy film which failed to make me laugh at all, it attempts to place the audience in those awkward moments to make them feel extremely uncomfortable and then draw out laughs from those moments that does not work at all for me.

I guess it doesn’t help either when I am not a big fan of Adam Devine, really did not enjoy him in Pitch Perfect and that seems to also transpire to other films as well. I just do not find anything about him funny, more reaches the annoying parts which I guess should have been more than enough to put me off seeing this film.

I cannot think of anything positive to say in all honesty, but if a few messed up things involving a sauna room, massage room and quad bikes would be your thing then by all means go and check this film out at the cinema. But if like myself you are not the biggest “comedy” fan then you need to avoid this film like I should have done!

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11 responses

  1. Neither the trailer nor anything I have heard about this interests me. Thanks for your review. I will skip this movie and miss nothing at all.

    August 16, 2016 at 8:43 am

    • I’m so with you….

      August 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

      • Caz

        It was another level bad!

        August 16, 2016 at 9:43 am

    • Caz

      That is spot on skipping means missing nothing and using your time for better things (anything other than watching this)

      August 16, 2016 at 9:42 am

  2. Aww! Honestly I’m a bit of a sucker for a sub-par comedy (they’re my guilty pleasure) and I’ve been looking forward to this one. Still got my fingers crossed despite the bad reviews, ha!
    – Allie

    August 16, 2016 at 10:58 am

    • Caz

      I’ll certainly be interested to of you actually like it then Allie!

      August 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  3. Anna Kendrick does not work as a drug peddling thief.

    August 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    • Caz

      That is spot on!

      August 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

  4. Really not interested in these type of so called comedies so will definitely not be watching this one. It’s films like these that are keeping much better movies out of cinemas. Now we’ve got to look forward to David Brent / Ricky Gervais taking over all our cinemas…oh dear!
    Anna Kendrick deserves to be in better films. “Table 19” looks a better bet – pity we have to wait until January 2017 to see it.

    August 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    • Caz

      Yeah Table 19 looks to be a better kind of comedy! I will be giving that Brent one a miss, never seen any episode of the office.

      August 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm

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