‘The Wrong Missy‘ is a Netflix comedy film from Happy Madison Productions directed by Tyler Spindel based on a screenplay by Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas.
Tim Morris (David Spade) has a disastrous date with Melissa “Missy” (Lauren Lapkus), who is extremely weird and boisterous, almost causing Tim to get beat up by WWE wrestler Roman Reigns. He manages to escape and later meets Melissa (Molly Sims) at the airport. They have an instant connection and she gives her him her number.
After some prodding from his friend Nate (Nick Swardson), he texts who he thinks is the airport lady inviting her to a company retreat in Hawaii. However, on the plane ride, he realizes it is Missy he had been texting. He wants to ditch her, but after hearing a sob story, he feels bad and takes her along. After arriving, he tries to keep her away from the company execs and CEO Jack Winstone (Geoff Pierson). As the weekend progresses, chaos ensues as Missy tries to “help” Tim get ahead with his new boss.
I would like to say, I loved David Spade in this movie. He is truly a comic genius. His one-liners, timing, mumbling, and even the physicality he puts into his roles, including this one, show his talent. He is the movie and carried it on his narrow shoulders. That being said, that is the enjoyment of the movie begins and ends.
The film relies way too much on sexual humor. Way too much. Not to sound like a prude, but the amount of humor regarding anatomy, positions, and preferences got old very fast. When it is at the level of this movie, it sends a message that the writers ran out of ideas and that is sad since it has so many great cameos including Rob Schneider as a tour guide who has lost fingers to a shark. He is hilarious, but the film spends so much time on the sexual aspect, it wastes him and the talents of the principal cast.
I think if they had shifted the humor and let the cast shine, this would have helped the plot which is a funny concept, but it got lost in the amount of perversion it tried to force on the audience to get cheap chuckles.
Bottom line, The Wrong Missy truly has a star in David Spade, who delivers all of the funny moments. However, it is hampered by its one-note humor that gets old very fast.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, Strong sexual content, Some violence
FAVORITE QUOTE: You’ll never believe the mistake I made.
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