Movie Name: The Wrong Missy
Director: Tyler Spindel
Producer: Kevin Grady, Allen Covert and Judit Maull
Actors: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson
Release Date: May 13th, 2020
I have to admit that Davis Spade is hit or miss with me. Sometimes he can be hilarious and sometimes he just comes out flat. However, my wife wanted to watch something and this was pretty new and this was the movie that we settled on.
We started by watching the trailer on Netflix.
Side Note: Is it just me or are the trailers auto play on Netflix Apps really annoying? Like seriously, if I want to watch the trailer I will. It just makes navigating the home page a pain. Rant Over!! I feel better now. :)
Back to the trailer, it looked like a generic romantic comedy but I wanted some mindless fun.
The Wrong Missy Trailer
Tim Morris (played by David Spade) has a blind date with Melissa "Missy" (played by Lauren Lapkus). The date is a little weird to say the least.
A few months later Tim meets a woman also named Melissa (played by Molly Sims). They mixed up their luggage at the airport and due to this, they miss their respective flights. However, they get to talking at the airport bar and they really hit it off. They like the same jokes, books and also seem to have similar views on life. They were about to have sex in an airport closet when Melissa needed to take her flight.
Down the road, Tim needs to go to a work retreat in Hawaii and his ex-wife will be there as well. However, he has no one to go with. So he decides that he wants to bring the Melissa that he hit it off with but instead he texted the wrong Melissa. He texted The Wrong Missy instead.
Then the rest of the adventure is trying to deal with Missy as she is a big distraction for the retreat. However, during their time together, Tim realizes that he is falling for crazy Missy.
This is a cookie cutter romantic comedy that really does not bring anything new to the table.
David Spade plays his role relatively well. He is not annoying which is a big plus. He plays a more toned down role, where there are humorous lines but he plays more of the straight character.
Lauren Lepkus on the other hand, plays the psychotic date with a heart of gold to perfection. She played a lot of the physical comedy and for the most part the jokes landed.
I will give a mention here to Rob Schneider. I think that his best years are behind him, but he always plays his best in secondary roles. Since this is an Adam Sandler production company, Sandler looks out for his buddies and Rob Schneider is no exception. I have to admit, in the few scenes that he was in, he was able to make m laugh.
The thing is as much as it is not a bad movie, it is also not a great movie. While watching the movie, I keep thinking to myself that I watched this type of movie 10000 times. The movie had elements of Blended (2014) and Secrets of my Success (1987). I am sure there are more but you get the picture. There were times where I did laugh but in general it was more of a chuckle than a roll on the floor laughing.
In the end, if you exhausted all other movies on Netflix, you can give this a try. It is not a great movie but if you do not expect too much from it, you might actually enjoy some mindless fun for a few hours. It does not really cost anything since it is on Netflix, so there is no danger to give it a try.
What do you think? Did I miss the mark or was I accurate. We would like to know your thoughts below.