By Kaitlin Anilonis
Last Wednesday, Bow Tie Cinemas in Hoboken, NJ hosted an advanced free screening of the upcoming movie, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza. Bow Tie showed the film to a fully packed theater and held a social media contest to win gift cards for the cinema.
If you have not already heard of one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, here’s your official scoop. The movie opens with montage of brothers, Mike and Dave, ruining the various family events that they have attended over the last couple of years. Their dad tries to prevent this from happening at their sister’s upcoming wedding by telling the brothers that they need to bring dates. Mike and Dave place an ad online to try to find respectable, nice girls to take to the wedding. However, the girls they end up finding are even crazier than they are. Mike and Dave now need to try to tame the uncontrollable duo while trying not to ruin their little sister’s special day.
The movie is loosely based on the true story of a Craigslist ad placed by real-life brothers, Mike and Dave Stangle, searching for wedding dates. The movie overall could have absolutely been corny and overdone. Luckily, director Jake Szymanski took the plot in a different direction. While similar to previous raunchy wedding hits like Wedding Crashers or Bridesmaids, Mike and Dave strikes a younger crowd. The wide range of characters keep the movie from getting boring or dragging on. Overall, the movie was funny and a great summer hit, making it the perfect movie for a date night!