Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review

  • Language: English (Dolby Surround)
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Release Date: September 27, 2016
  • Run Time: 99 minutes

        Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates may be based on a true story (to a certain degree), but it has a plot which feels formulated in a studio boardroom after watching The Wedding Crashers and Step Brothers on repeat. The screenplay is unbearably predictable, elevated only slightly by a cast far more committed to the characters than either of the screenwriters. Beyond the basic set-up for the film taken from a human interest news story, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has about as much creativity as its title. The only unexpected moments in the screenplay come from the heavily improvised dialogue spouted by actors making additions to amuse themselves.

Laid in America Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: KSI, Caspar Lee, Bobby Lee, Madison Iseman, Josh Leyva
  • Directors: Sam Milman, Peter Vass
  • Format: NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: October 4, 2016
  • Run Time: 86 minutes

YouTube has quickly become the lowest common denominator for entertainment, fueled by obnoxiously ungifted personalities who have inexplicably collected a fanbase without the need for talent or substantial content. It should come as little surprise that these “stars” accustomed to speaking in weird voices on their webcams are not properly equipped to actually act. And even if they did have any real talent, the screenplay given to them misses the entire point of their popularity. YouTube personalities become famous for being as weird and off-the-wall as possible, and yet this film is as cliché and derivative as a sex comedy can possibly get. It is inconsequential that there are YouTube hacks involved, beyond the painfully bad acting further destroying the humor in each generic scenario.