Director: Jake Szymanski (2016) BBFC cert: 15
Head to Hawaii for raunchy raucous fun in this sweet natured and bad taste comedy.
Adam DeVine and Zac Efron are unerringly convincing as idiotic party loving brothers, Mike and Dave Stangler with a reputation for causing chaos at family shindigs.
To ensure their sister’s nuptials in Hawaii are a drama-free affair, their Dad demands they find a pair of ‘nice’ women as dates.
Mike and Dave think they’ve struck gold with hedge fund manager Alice and teacher Tatiana, an intelligent, charming and pretty pair. But they’re really unemployed waitresses out for a free holiday and up for a good time.
Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza are a sleazy, sweet and sexy blast and the film powers wantonly along whenever they’re on screen, stealing the film from the supposed leads.
As their facade dissolves in booze, drugs and sex, the boys must mature to ensure the wedding goes ahead.
The tone and jokes are typical of most of Efron’s recent output and yes, among the sex jokes he appears topless and sings and dances. However this is on a par with the enjoyable Bad Neighbours 2 (2016) rather than the woeful Dirty Grandpa (2016).
The former film traded on the idea feminism has allowed girls to act as badly as boys if they so choose. This follows a similar path with the girls on top as they out-party the boys at every turn.