Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

They needed hot dates. They got hot messes.
They needed hot dates. They got hot messes.


D: Jake Szymanski

20th Century Fox/TSG (Peter Chernin, Jonathan Levine, David Ready & Jenno Topping)

US 2016

99 mins


W: Andrew J. Cohen & Brendan O'Brien

DP: Matthew Clark

Ed: Lee Haxall & Jonathan Schwartz

Mus: Jeff Cardoni

Zac Efron (Dave Stangle), Adam DeVine (Mike Stangle), Anna Kendrick (Alice), Aubrey Plaza (Tatiana), Sugar Lyn Beard (Jeanie Stangle), Stephen Root (Burt Stangle), Stephanie Faracy (Rosie Stangle)

Mike & Dave need something... not wedding dates though, I think a slap around their faces would be more deserved.

I'm dismayed by the current standard of comedy when all Hollywood want to churn out month after month are low-brow teen-orientated sex comedies brimful with puerile humour, especially when it's more embarrassing than it is funny.

Zac Efron and Adam DeVine play two raucous brothers who are requested by their parents to find dates for their sister's upcoming wedding to prevent them from acting like dickheads and spoiling the day. They succeed in finding Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, who look wholesome, but turn out to be less better behaved than the boys.

This shoe-on-the-other-foot sort of thing has been done before, as far back as the 1960's, and it wasn't particularly funny then, but it's louder now, and more in-your-face than ever before.

I found the characters incredibly annoying, not helped by immature performances and an infantile script (Anna Kendrick deserves better than this). Personally, I couldn't care less if two absolute wankers get girlfriends or not.


Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates