Director Jake Szymanski’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is a pleasant surprise, considering it has the same writing team of Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who scripted the awful Neighbors 1 & 2.
The boys’ effort gets media attention and two “bad” girls played by Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza pretend respectability to get picked for, to them, a needed vacation. Obviously, mayhem ensues. And, for the most part, it’s a lot of fun, mainly because Kendrick is playing against type and Beard is so darn sweet that even Devine’s somewhat over-the-top antics and mugging can’t ruin it.
I give Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates a 3.6 out of 5.