Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (R)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is one funny movie.  I cannot tell you the last time I’ve seen a comedy that caused me to laugh so consistently throughout.  Maybe Superbad (just to give you an idea of the silly things that make me laugh – and in all fairness, I was not reviewing movies then and I was not at all sober the first time I saw Superbad).  Had I been anything less than sober, I might have hurt myself.  And I was not laughing alone.  Although attendance was sparse (it was 1:00 p.m. on a Thursday.  There may have been 20 people there), those in attendance were laughing right along with me – and not because we were prompting one another to do so.  These were genuine laughs.

Yes, the humor is crude, but that’s the way I like it sometimes. I am not easily offended, if at all, by swear words and understand that the joke cannot rely on them.  So, to curse and make me laugh is not an easy thing to do.  Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is adult, edgy, sometimes what some might consider vulgar, but most importantly, it is fun and it is funny.  To see Zac Ephron doing “adult” comedy is odd – but rather hilarious; and to pair him with Adam Devine (who borders on comedic genius here as he reminds me so much of a young Dan Akroyd with his versatile approach to humor, his facial expressions and the fact that at times, he actually LOOKS like Akroyd), was a stroke of genius.

Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick pulled no punches, saying and doing all sorts of “unlady-like” things to make you laugh out loud.  I will admit that Aubry’s character took it too far at times, but what the heck… if you’re gonna go for it, go for it!  And they did.  They are an outlandish, provocative, crazy and funny pair who work well together.  These two are crazy broads who can hang with the fellas when it comes to the raunch, matching their male counterparts joke for joke and stunt for stunt.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates earned 8.5 out of 10 bloops. The humor of this movie took me back to Porky’s, Revenge of the Nerds, Meatballs, Bachelor Party – you know, the 80’s sex romp movies; just a fun, funny, stupid comedy.  The kind of movie I would have snuck into with my underage friends, so your kids are going to want to see it – just so you know.  Especially if they are Zac Ephron fans.  So, if that genre of movie suits the brand of humor you enjoy, you should catch Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates this weekend.

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