'Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates' [Blu-ray]
(Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, et al / Blu-ray+DVD / R / 2016 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.
Blu-ray Verdict: OK, for those not in the know, 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates' is actually inspired by a true story of Mike and Dave Stangle, in which they post an ad looking for dates for a wedding. Hilarity ensues when their dates turned out to be not who they appear to be!
From the poster and the premise alone, you should know that this movie is going to be your typical comedy movie you watch while you were doing something else, say getting high, background noise, or even better: 10 minutes before you get down with your date. Most of the comedy works with zero context. I can see why this movie wasn't funny for some audiences, but one thing the movie knows and does it well: it knows who their target audiences are and they've done a pretty good job pandering to them.
The movie has mediocre points at editing and scoring. The cast chemistry is definitely undeniable, but their potentials are so much wasted. All the lead actors have amazing comedic timing and can deliver lines suited to their talents, but the script and the scenes just doesn't show it. It's a shame since I watched this movie because I liked all the lead actors in it.
However, the good points of the movie stopped right there. If you're looking for a quality comedy, you might want to look somewhere else. Filled with boring overdone clichés, unlikable characters, and predictable character development, the movie just paints its own doom as the hour or so went by; sorry. So, in closing, 'Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates' is chock full of fun, yet ultimately mindless comedy - so, perfect for a LOT of the viewership that it's obviously aimed at, for sure! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Alternate Storyline "Pig Sequence"
Funny Or Die Shorts
Bits on Bits on Bits
Commentary by Jake Szymanski
'Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates' is out now on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD