Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates - WikipediaThe post then went viral, landing them a mountain of respondents and instant fame, TV appearances and all. Like most based-on-a-true-story fare, a good bit of the movie is actually very different from how things happened in real life. As far as the real-life Stangle bros are concerned, he nailed it. In the movie, the guys have a pretty hot ticket on their hands to attract some dates: the wedding is in Hawaii, and the tickets are already paid for. In real life, the wedding was local. But perhaps the biggest difference between movie and reality is the outcome of each one. In the movie, Alice Anna Kendrick and Tatiana Aubrey Plaza are strangers who see the ad and decide to manipulate the guys into taking them on a free vacation.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails
Since both Stangles were single at the time, they did what anyone looking for a nice, respectable date would do and made an ad on Craigslist. Hundreds of single ladies responded and the ensuing series of insane dates formed the basis of their memoir, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: and a Thousand Cocktails , which was later spun into a movie deal. It gets a little bit over the top and away from reality as the movie winds on, but the general premise is true. The real wedding took place in Saratoga, New York back in That part of the story was not inspired by the dates we ended up taking to the wedding, but more on the dating experience as a whole. In other words, while their onscreen alter-egos had to deal with Kendrick and Plaza admittedly, a formidable duo , the real Mike and Dave faced off against countless crazy double dates during months of auditions. Both brothers admit they did not have much formal dating experience beforehand, so they ended up making strategy adjustments as they went along.