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“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” where boys meet girls by accident (literally!).

mike and dave need wedding dates

Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Adam DeVine and Aubrey Plaza star as the troublesome quartet in the upcoming adult romantic comedy.

The R-rated movie “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” where DeVine and Efron take on the titular roles, are warned by their family to smarten-up their hard-partying ways before their sister’s wedding in Hawaii, and to bring two respectable girls as dates. After posting an ad on Craigslist, they’re contacted by a cadre of prospective suitors, and they ultimately settle on Alice (Kendrick) and Tatiana (Plaza), whose interest in Adam and Dave extends to little more than the prospect of a free holiday on the islands.

The film is based on a true story – though the real Mike and Dave sensibly decided not to bring dates from Craigslist in the end. The motion picture takes the intriguing idea of two brothers finding dates for a wedding and runs with it, adding unexpected layers of heart and two outrageous new lead characters. Mike and Dave have reassured their sister and parents that they’ve got the wedding wired. There will be no craziness, stunts, mischief, trampolines (don’t ask!) or fireworks. They’ve found the perfect dates to keep things under control.

“The dates, Tatiana and Alice, were fun to write because they’re balls-out,” says scribe Cohen. “They’re pretty intense, crazy, down-on-their-luck, tough chicks who decide they need a break and, after hearing about Mike and Dave’s ad, they transform themselves into nice, sweet, respectable-looking women. But as soon as they arrive in Hawaii, they go into extreme party-mode and start ruining things.”

adam devine and zac efron in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES movie

adam devine and zac efron in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES movie



Mike and Dave certainly know how to rock a room, but they’re small-timers compared to their dates. As background to Alice and Tatiana, Szymanski observes that they “have a history of misadventures that have taken them around the world. They can travel around the globe with only a couple of backpacks, and have stories to tell for ages.”

When we meet Alice, she is heartbroken, having been left at the altar. “So a wedding is about the last place she should be,” says Anna Kendrick, “and her downward spiral continues.” Alice’s coping mechanism: alcohol. At her core, Alice is somewhat innocent. “It’s nice play such a naïve character,” adds Kendrick. “And Zac’s character, Dave, is just as innocent. A surprising kind of gentle comedy comes out of that double-naivety.”

plaza, kendrick, devine and efron in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES

plaza, kendrick, devine and efron in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES

Aubrey Plaza describes Alice’s cohort Tatiana as a founding member of the Bad Girls Club. She’s a tough bitch from Philadelphia who doesn’t take s*** from anyone. Tatiana likes to party and go on adventures. She is the Alpha in any group.” Underneath that tough exterior, though, are some soft and chewy feelings about her pal Alice. “Tatiana wants to help her best friend get her groove back after she’s gone through a really bad breakup,” offers Plaza. “Mike and Dave’s ad for dates to their sister’s destination wedding is a chance for a free vacay, to party endlessly and get that groove back.”

As for the brothers, whatever their differences, Mike and Dave are tight. “They have a symbiotic relationship,” says Efron. “They can’t exist without one another. They’re as much best friends as they are brothers.”

“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” opens September 14 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Si Lolo Mo G, Kaya Pa Rin Magpaputok!

Dear Apo,

Cool siguro nun noh? Yung lolo mo, kaya pa makipagsabayan sayo. Pag tumakbo kayo ng 10k mauuna pa siya sa finish line.

Pwedeng date movie to. Pero dapat, yung lolo mo ka-date mo.

Kahit kwento mo pa sa lolo mong panot.




Ready to be a man? Learn it from the pro, in this case, from grandpa in the ultimate comedy buddy trip “Dirty Grandpa” starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. This outlandish comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney.

As Dick and Jason embark on their seemingly innocent overnight trip to Florida, Jason begins to notice that Grandpa isn’t quite himself. Expecting to accompany a grieving widower for a brief trip of reflection and inter-generational male bonding, Jason discovers a foul-mouthed, scotch-drinking horndog with only one objective: sex, and lots of it. Dick had been a faithful, loving and doting husband to his wife for over forty years, but after losing her, he can only live life forward – Dick’s ready to get busy. This is his moment to live it up and throw it down, but he needs a wingman.


Who is Dirtier?


Robert Deniro and Zac Efron


Learn it from the master


Party with my grandpa

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During the writing process, screenwriter Phillips had only one actor in mind for the role of Dick Kelly: the incomparable Robert De Niro, whom Phillips never in a million years imagined would be willing to take on the provocative role. “It’s crazy because when I wrote the script I was living in New York and always only had Robert De Niro in mind, who has that perfect blend of comedic timing and imperiousness that the character needed. He also had to be slightly terrifying and really smart, and De Niro certainly embodies all of those qualities,” explains Phillips.

Witnessing his outrageous screenplay come to life was a thrill for John M. Phillips, an experience he will not soon forget. “Hopefully audiences will appreciate seeing Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in roles you’ve never seen them play before. The fact that Robert De Niro has said these ridiculously crass things I’ve written has been a great accomplishment for me, one in which I will lord over my friends and enemies for the rest of my life,” jokes Phillips.

Boundless wild ride awaits when “Dirty Grandpa” hits theatres this February 3 from Pioneer Films.  Check out the film’s trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcgqsTYGFZA