Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Sunday, 22 September 2019

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sexual references, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A wedding gets Stangled.

  • Starring:

    Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Stephanie Faracy, Sugar Lyn Beard, Sam Richardson, Alice Wetterlund, Lavell Crawford, Mary Holland

  • Directed by:

    Jake Szymanski

  • Running time:

    98 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, tackled, hit in the crotch, hit by moving vehicles, headbutted, thrown through the air, body-slammed, dragged by a bolting horse. Burning vehicle. Fare-dodging, theft (implied). Smashed glass/television. Drawings of characters with weapons (eg worm with gun). Arguing, yelling, screaming. Steal little girls, trying to poison cousin, cutting schoolgirl's hair off then wearing it mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody/burned face, red eye. Bloody scratches, noses, lips. Bruising, bandages. A man appears to suffer a heart attack. Patient on EMT stretcher. Dying from cancer, AIDS, plane crash mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A sex scene in a stable shows the female assuming a male position. An erection is seen beneath a man's shorts. Erotic massage, orgasm, a female masturbates another female, girls watch porn together. Full female nudity (front and rear). Full male nudity (genitals obscured), drawing of male genitalia. Propositioning (m-m; f-m). Prostitutes. Kissing, flirting, ear-biting, crotch-grabbing, twerking, cross-dressing, undressing, oiling body. Shirtless males, exposed breasts, people in swimwear, cleavage, skimpy clothing, posters of women in bikinis. Sexual-themed hand gesturing. Sexual slang, references to sex/bondage/homosexuality/unwanted sex. Chlamydia, masturbating, push pop mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People swallow ecstasy pills, smoke a joint; tripping, intoxication. Drug paraphenalia seen. Alcohol (spirits, shots, wine, champagne, beer, depth charges, cocktails). MDMA, vodka pot brownies, peyote, got high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang terms for genitals, bodily fluids. Jokes abour race, culture, genitals, sexuality. Religious exclamations (what the hell, goddamit, god).

  • THEMES:

    Brothers, weddings, social media, family gatherings, being left at the altar, viral posts, cousins, ATVs, wholesale liquor sales, graphic novels, screw-ups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead grandfather, relationship breakup, dead ex-boyfriend, fear of heights mentioned. Wedding, bar settings. Fireworks, sparklers, plane. Dog, horses, roast pig on the spit, sushi. Very loosely based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fun, raunchy, nutty, spirited, loose, scruffy, pervy, surprising. Droll/cut-throat/film-stealing performance by Aubrey Plaza, game cast, amusing premise, slick slo-mo opening credits sequence, lovely resort setting, female characters get to behave as badly as the males, hilarious/athletic massage scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Dumb, clichéd, broad, crass, desperate, frustrating, empty, unimaginative, button-pushing, juvenile. Some long/unfunny stretches, repetitive/frat-boy humour, looks cheap, syrupy score, lame ad-libbing, Anna Kendrick doesn't convince as a bimbo, DeVine tries to hard.

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