Spending some time in Hawaii with Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza sounds like just the sort of great vacation that we could truly enjoy. However, the characters that the two will be playing in the upcoming movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates might be a little bit more than we could handle. Check out the wild ladies along with their co-stars Zac Efron and Adam Devine in the film’s first trailer.
Mike and Dave are a couple of brothers who have a tendency to get more than a little out of hand when left to their own devices. This leads their father to insist that the two men bring dates to their sister’s wedding, on the theory that having dates will keep the two in check. Of course, the problem with this theory is that it assumes that the dates the guys find won’t be worse than they are. Unfortunately, in this case, it appears that things have just been made worse since the two girls they find only appear to be nice and respectable.
Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza look to be paired very well together. While this type of comedy is right in the wheelhouse of Plaza, it’s a bit outside the norm for Kendrick. Having said that, she looks right at home here so this should be a fairly entertaining diversion. Based on the trailer it looks like Aubrey Plaza will be the "lead" girl here with Kendrick in a supporting role, though it’s also possible the trailer is simply being selective as far as what it’s showing us.
The movie reunites Plaza with Zac Efron, who she recently co-starred with in the utterly underwhelming Dirty Grandpa. It looks like Efron himself has decided that 2016 will be the year he makes comedies. Between Dirty Grandpa, this film and the upcoming Neighbors 2, Efron appears to have found a niche that he’s going to stay in.
While Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates hasn’t been rated yet, it’s difficult to tell from this trailer whether this is a PG-13 comedy, or an R-rated one that simply couldn’t show us the more adult side in a general audience trailer. If this is going to be the one non-R-rated Zac Efron comedy of the year, it will be interesting to see if that helps or hurts its box office chances.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates will hit theaters on July 8. While the guys’ names are in the title this actually looks like a chance for the ladies to shine and lead the comedy. We look forward to seeing more and discovering if this is a destination wedding we should attend.