Blu-ray Review: ‘Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates’

The basic set up is pretty dumb. Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) are totally stupid asses when they get together for family parties. So, their parents decide they need to bring dates to their sisters wedding. He says they have like two days (if I heard correctly) and somehow they put a craigslist ad that goes viral in seconds. Then they meet with 30 something women and manage to get on a talk show. Some of this is based on a real craigslist ad, but it’s blown to ridiculous proportions. 

None of the women they interview are worth a damn, but a couple recently fired stoners played by Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick think they can play good girl to get a free trip to Hawaii. Needless to say, they are right, but the true nature of their bad ass nature must reveal its ugly head eventually. So, it’s not a surprise when they get the bride f’ed up on shrooms, a dirty massage, and a whole lot more. 

Now, I will not deny that I laughed a few times in this movie. It’s probably a 50/50 laugh to cringe factor. Aubrey Plaza gets the majority of the big laughs and Adam Levine gets the bulk of the cringe, but everybody gets a few working jokes in. However, that’s as far as quality goes with this one. It’s a forgettable funny time while it lasts. Then it’s totally gone and will remain a distant memory about a week later.

Which is the biggest problem with a recommendation for me. It’s not a really stupid movie (a little stupid) and the actors are all just fine, but it’s totally forgettable. Don’t get me wrong. Lots of movies are forgettable and I’ll give them a decent grade because they were lots of fun. Yet, this one was only intermittently fun and totally forgettable. Bad combination.

Nathan Ligon

Film / Theater / Music Critic at Red Carpet Crash
The son of Executive Producer Jon Ligon, Nathan has spent his life in the company of filmmakers and some of the best musicians in Dallas, TX. He has since become a highly viewed critic and short filmmaker for Red Carpet Crash and Shot & Cut Films.
Nathan Ligon

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