One thing that’s nice about 2016 is that there are some good-faith attempts to treat women like fully formed humans in film and on television. It’s a better time for representation, but it’s still not a great time. For example: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, in which chronically terrible brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) are at risk of Mike-and-Dave-ing their sister’s upcoming nuptials in Hawaii. Their family’s solution? They must bring dates —like adult women—to be their babysitters. OKAY. HOW DUMB AND ARCHAIC OF A SOLUTION IS THAT?!? (98 min.).
Director: Jake Szymanski
Producer: Peter Chernin, Jonathan Levine, Jenno Topping, Andrew Cohen, Nan Morales, Brendan O'Brien and David Ready
Cast: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Stephanie Faracy, Sugar Beard, Sam Richardson, Alice Wetterlund and Kumail Nanjiani