Staring: Zac Efron as Dave, Adam Devine as Mike, Anna Kendrick as Alice, and Aubrey Plaza as Tatiana.
An outragess comedy about two brothers who got a bad rap for wrecking wedding parties or any party for that matter. When their sister is up to have her wedding the brothers are forced to bring dates, “nice respectable girls”, who will occupy them and keep them in line from ruining this wedding.
The movie starts off by reviewing the past wedding experiences where you can see that these boys go hard causing more destruction than a good party, at least at the end of the night. They make up a plan to put an add out on Craigslist to get their dates for the wedding promising an all payed trip with them to Hawaii. Pretty good so far right. Well they interview a bunch of women who they find none to be worthy. Eventually their Craigslist add catches wind by the media and there little plan goes out for the US to see on TV. Then these two wild women who are just the opposite of the part these guys are looking for, act and dress the part of “nice respectable girls” so they can snag a free vacation.
This movie has no dull points and I am quite upset that I had to get up and take care of some quick things missing just a few minutes of this movie. Literally I found it difficult to find a slow moment in this movie to get up and do what I needed to do. I came to see resemblances in this movie to two other great comedies, Step Brothers, and Wedding Crashers. Step Brothers in that the two brothers and and their family dynamic in how they act and relate to one another is so similar, but it was not redundant to the point where they wore it out. In comparison to Wedding Crashers There is a similar story thats going on between the two guys and there dates. Were with one couple love is in the air and with the other couple there is a struggle in becoming close. Except for in this movie the roles are reversed sex wise.
So what stood out to me with this movie was how equally funny the two guys where and the two girls. Both of them shared the highlight of the comedy very well, at some point I even thought they where at tug of war with one another on who should get the trophy for most hilarious duo. What really surprised me was Aubrey Plaza’s performance. I don’t think I ever seen her so wild and rambunctious, not in a bad way but in a superb funny way. She really took it up a couple of notches from previous parts she has done and I would say it was her best performance.
This movie really has something for every body in it as they touch on pretty much every base of what people will find a good laugh at. For some reason I really didn’t here much talk about this movie or it being a top flic in the comedy realm. It might be because it did not get the best rating by popular critics such as: IMDb 6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 35%, Robert Ebert: 1.5/4. Yeah not good scores. Well I would encourage you to give this movie a try and I bet you if you give it 10 minutes, you will not be able to take your eyes off the screen from the worry of missing any precious moment. This Movie deserves a Eight out of Ten.