I’ll be upfront with you: I’m not so into comedies — especially ridiculous, out there comedy. However, every now and then something like ‘Wedding Crashers’ comes around that has me laughing out loud — and even crying — for a few hours. That was ‘Mike & Dave.’
The premise of Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates is simple. Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) are basically trouble makers whose little sister (played by the hilarious Sugar Lyn Beard) is getting married and demands they bring well-behaved dates to the wedding. After scouting on Craiglist and Wendy, two hot messes decide to pretend to be good girls to get their lives back on track. But no, it’s not actually what you think… at all.
Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza play Alice and Tatiana, two girls who spend their nights drinking and partying hard and their days sleeping it off. However, once the guys notice them — thanks to Tatiana’s very non-subtle attempt — they all head to Hawaii.
From here, the movie consists mostly of two relationships: Alice and Dave, who click right away and are actually kind of adorable; and Tatiana and Mike, who basically want the complete opposite things and carry on in an unbearable awkward and hilarious banter. Together, it’s the perfect yin and yang.
While in Hawaii, the events that the girls take on along with Mike and Daves’ family vary from dangerous ATV rides — which reminded me slightly of the pool volleyball scene in Meet the Parents — to spa visits that include a very raunchy, laugh-out-loud, scene much like an accident you just can’t look away from. Again, comedy’s not my thing but Anna Kendrick’s rambling — whether she’s talking about a hedge fund or her — reminded me so much of Wedding Crashers‘ Jeremy (Vince Vaughn); both had the ability to make you crack up without talking about anything in particular.
The characters are all raw and messy, but they’re not cruel or unlikeable — they’re four kids who are hot messes but are kind and actually really funny. The brotherly competition and the sisterhood friendship adds a good relatable touch to the comedy, while not overdoing it. This is the Summer must-see and definitely one of the funniest flicks I’ve seen in a long time.