"They showed up completely sunburned and drunk," says director Jake Szymanski.
"They have a little bit of that harmless buffoonery thing that's enjoyable to watch." "They were everything that we wanted them to be," says Devine.
Certified Fresh Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics."It was clear that they were great characters and this was great story fodder," says Weiner of her first reaction to the duo's Craigslist ad.She then spoke to them over the phone: "They lived up to the hype. They had all of the comedy and the heart that you need for the start of a great story." CAA helped the Stangles sell their life rights in a seven-figure deal deal with Fox for a film that would be inspired by their story.They met with many women who responded to the ad, some of whom were very colorful — and in some cases even frightening — characters.But while their onscreen alter egos are conned into taking two women who they thought were nice but who turn out to be trainwrecks, the real Mike and Dave ended up taking a pair of hometown friends to the wedding.It’s not enough, however, to elevate her character or the film from rom-com pablum.