7:00 PM, 17th September, 2016
One of my favourite TV shows comes to the big screen. Saunders and Lumley are holding up well as they reprise their roles as Edina and Patsy. This movie adds beautiful people, beautiful clothes, and the glorious French Riviera to the usual smart dialogue and broad physical humour of the beloved TV series.
A hilarious look at the high end of money, fashion and fabulousness, this long-awaited big-screen outing shows us the ‘haves’ living the glamorous life; but in a way that makes us feel good about ourselves. Edina and Patsy are trying to snag Kate Moss as their new face but instead accidentally drown her in the Thames. Worth it just to see that. Hounded by the paparazzi they flee to the Riviera, penniless and hated, where they hatch a plan to get it all back – money, fame, and to be seen in the best circles, sweetie-darling.
Add in over 60 celebrity cameos from the likes of Jon Hamm, Dawn French, Harry Styles, Lulu, Mark Gatiss, Stella McCartney, Graham Norton, Barry Humphries and Rebel Wilson (who seems to be in everything lately) and you’ve got the perfect date night movie. Enjoy.
8:41 PM, 17th September, 2016
Brothers Mike (DeVine) and Dave (Efron) are hard-partying bros, the self-professed coolest guys at the family gathering, usually to the detriment of the family. When their sister gets engaged to be married in Hawaii, she asks the boys to shape up, be respectable and mandates that they bring dates to the wedding to keep them in line. Because they love their sister, Mike and Dave agree to be good and in their attempt to find the perfect dates, they place an online ad which goes viral.
Alice (Kendrick) and Tatiana (Plaza) see the ad and make a plan to meet the boys for the sole purpose of scamming a free trip to Hawaii. The boys then find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the totally uncontrollable duo.
There is no surprise that Adam DeVine and Zac Efron can bring the high intensity, party bro humour, but it is so fun to get to see the girls – Aubrey Plaza and particularly Anna Kendrick – get to be totally off the chain too. As a unit, each pair trying to outdo each other, everyone just works so well together.
Let’s face it, something like this isn’t going to be intellectually stimulating, but if you feel the need to turn your brain off and just be entertained, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is totally out of control and hilarious. Imagine Pitch Perfect meets “Parks and Recreation”, but on crack and super inappropriate, crammed with drug use, R-rated humour and language.