14A) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
20th Century Fox.
14A for Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse
Running Time: 99 Minutes.
1 and a half stars out of 4.
Despite featuring a charming ensemble of gifted comedians led by Zac Efron and Adam Devine, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates never really finds its footing as a slapstick comedy or as a romantic comedy. The end result is a mostly unfunny and dull film that has a few fun moments but nothing else really going for it. Efron and Devine mostly phone in their performances and do not do anything to elevate the material. Kendrick and Plaza are solid in their "girlfriend" roles, but I wish that the film had given them a better more substantive role in the story, other than that they just want to go to Hawaii. Mike and Dave never really comes together to feel like a complete film. The film feels like a variety of sketches and skits strung together with just enough of a plot to tie it all together. I did not feel invested in these characters or care about what happened to them in the film. Ultimately, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is a mediocre piece of popcorn entertainment, that never comes together as a cohesive whole, and is a waste of it's talented cast of gifted comedians, who deserve better than this amateurish film.