It's like riding a roller coaster fueled by Red Bull and grain alcohol: kind of gross but pretty fun, too.
A fine cast goes to waste in this risk-free and clich�-riddled comedy, loosely based on a true story.
has the jumpy exuberance of a puppy that won't stop humping your leg. It's a bummer that the jokes don't land often enough.
There's nothing clever here. The filmmakers believe that broad, obvious gags, pratfalls, and profanity-laced tirades are inherently funny. They're not.
Doesn't even convincingly craft its own internal reality. There are no rules or character motivations, words come out of Zac Efron's mouth when it isn't moving, and Anna Kendrick's wig changes color seemingly at random.
You never quite believe these women belong with Devine and Efron's Hollywood-generic douche bags -- it feels like a failure of the script, if not the entire industry. If you don't think about it too hard, you won't hate it.
Sometimes a movie seems like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is one of those movies.
It's possible I saw it on the wrong night, in the wrong mood. But I'm fed up with the cheap laziness of this strain of comedy.
The movie goes for a bawdy, "outrageous" vibe and big laughs, which it lands less than half the time.