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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

also known as “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Frka na venčanju,” “Incouchables,” See more »
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and some graphic nudity.
Moral Rating: Not recommended
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 38 min.
Year of Release: 2016
USA Release: July 8, 2016 (wide—2,800+ theaters)
DVD: September 27, 2016
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Featuring Anna KendrickAlice
Zac EfronDave Stangle
Aubrey Plaza … Tatiana
Adam Devine … Mike Stangle
Sugar Lyn Beard … Jeanie Stangle
Chloe Bridges … Chloe
Stephen RootBurt Stangle
Kumail Nanjiani … Keanu
Sam Richardson … Eric
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Director Jake Szymanski — “Despicable Me” (2010), “Despicable Me 2” (2013), “The Lorax” (2012)
Producer Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Chernin Entertainment
TSG Entertainment
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Hard-partying Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ad on Craigslist, the siblings decide to pick Tatiana and Alice, two charming and seemingly normal women. Once they arrive on the island, however, Mike and Dave realize that their companions are ready to get wild and party. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.”

Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

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Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Negative—Don’t go. Waste of time and money. Nothing redeeming in the movie.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
Renny M, age 55 (USA)
Movie Critics
…a smart take on dumb comedy… None of this is to suggest that this movie is any kind of masterpiece. It is a collection of setpieces, some better than others. Highlights include a nude MDMA romp with horses… [4/5]
Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian (UK)
…brings scattered laughs… raunchy… scattershot, hit-and-miss… barely coherent but occasionally funny… [2½]
Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune
…Women can be uproarious and flamboyantly raunchy too… You’ll laugh, but you might feel bad for doing it: Amusement is a form of approval, and do we really want to encourage such filth? …
Stephanie Merry The Washington Post
…almost desperately vulgar farce panders to its intended audience by following the simple formula of making sure nearly every sentence features three or four dirty words rather than one or two. …
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
…Mike and Dave need a better movie…
April Wolfe, LA Weekly
Here comes the blah …What’s worse than seeing a comedy and realizing you’ve already seen all of the best jokes in the trailer? Seeing an unfunny trailer and realizing this is absolutely as good as the movie is going to get. …
Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News
…doesn’t have a plot so much as it has a messy, ambling sprawl… The joke is that the dates find them, and that they’re even more disreputable than our wastrel-loser heroes… a comedy of equal-opportunity raunch…
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…I didn’t much care for “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”… despite laughing a few times and genuinely liking all of the lead actors… It’s the characters they play I dislike, characters so selfish and self-centered that they kill what is supposed to be a party-hearty-and-be-redeemed vibe, but instead comes off like idiots screwing up not only their own lives but the lives of those around them. … [2/5]
Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic
…so many dead spaces… It’s idiot vs. idiot, the comedic equivalent of shouting over one another. Lacking any contrast in style, they don’t complement; they compete. It gets old fast. …fails to build a lasting comedy relationship with its audience…
Michael Smith, Tulsa World
…aggressively stupid… best understood as representations of the enduring, marrow-deep contempt that some moviemakers have always had for their audiences. Witless, soulless, often amateurish and filled with product placements… has nothing going for it other than some wasted talent. …
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
…can’t come up with enough comic debauchery to fill the movie’s running time. Hearing Plaza repeat the same joke five times makes one wonder if [Director] Szymanski has some type of “Finding Dory” memory loss that puts him behind the audience. …
Dan Lybarger, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
…In the final frames of this comedy, which strains to be both sweet and raunchy but achieves neither, we are treated to a shot of Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) and Mike (Adam Devine) having sex. …I’m fed up with the cheap laziness of this strain of comedy. … [1/4]
Johanna Schneller, The Globe andMail (Canada)
…‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ — and a new script… sporadically fun, draggy in spots, ultimately forgettable… [2]
Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

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