MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING
D: Jake Szymanski
20th Century Fox/TSG (Peter Chernin, Jonathan Levine, David
Ready & Jenno Topping)
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.
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.