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Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Disaster strikes when a man invites his dream girl to an island resort -- but a previous blind date shows up instead.

Director: Tyler Spindel

Cast: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Molly Sims, Geoff Pierson, Jackie Sandler, Sarah Chalke, Nick Swardson

Release Date: May 13, 2020

Comedy, Romance

Not rated

Runtime: 1 h 30 min


The Wrong Missy feels like a long lost artifact from the late 2000’s comedies like The Heartbreak Kid or Couples Retreat.  It’s an over the top raucous comedy with the simplest of plots that plays out exactly the way you’d expect.  The script in The Wrong Missy doesn’t miss any opportunity to take the most obvious joke and run with it.  Thankfully director Tyler Spindel keeps things moving at a breezy pace never letting much linger on screen for too long which really helps the movie overall.  David Spade leads the film with his signature straight man act but he seems disinterested and is rarely engaging like he was in some of those 90s films everyone remembers from him.  The real life blood of the film is Lauren Lapkus whose manic energy makes the whole thing run.  Lapkus is the type of character actress that’s popped up in supporting roles all over the place over the last few years with this being her first real time to shine.  She runs with it and makes the whole thing watchable and ultimately fun.  The Wrong Missy is the kind of disposable comedy you’ll forget about shortly after you finish it but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a goofy vulgar ride. 


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