The Wrong Missy Review- One of Netflix's worst rom-coms

The Wrong Missy Review- One of Netflix's worst rom-coms
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Tim thinks he's invited the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to Hawaii, realizing too late he mistakenly texted someone from a nightmare blind date.

Format: Film
Platform: Netflix
Movie Rated: 16+
Genre: Drama 

What is it about?
When straitlaced salesman Tim Morris (David Spade) has a classic meet-cute with a girl named Missy (Molly Sims), he spontaneously invites her to his company’s corporate retreat in Hawaii. At least, he would have, if he hadn’t texted a different Missy (Lauren Lapkus) — a live-for-the-moment manic -pixie- dream girl who takes over the weekend, and Tim’s life, into a crazy town. 

If a film or television is produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, you can guarantee it will be ridiculous. For Adam Sandler who has made a living out of making misogynous and sexist films The Wrong Missy, continues the tradition of being a rancid and an utterly distasteful film. There are just so many unfunny, utterly repulsive scenes and moments - a threesome in which one of the party gets accidentally beaten up; a sea monster impression; a vomiting scene - that it is completely irredeemable. In fact, vomit is probably its go-to association.

There are several films that have done similar plots successfully, usually with Ben Stiller in the lead in the film The Heartbreak Kid. And Spade is no rom-com leading man, he’s no Stiller nor is he Sandler. On the bright side, Lapkus aces one of the most obnoxious roles ever written for women in rom-coms, and somehow avoids coming off as overly annoying. Missy won’t win her any awards, because it is a letdown for her acting chops as well. Her kooky, crazy, and manic act ultimately save a mediocre script that offers very little to anyone who watches it. 

There isn't any highlight, except if you like crass and crude humour. The only vaguely believable aspect of the movie is that they initially bond over what seems to be crazy, good sex.

The very fact that it is a Happy Madison production is the greatest drawback. Somehow, their scripts get picked up by Netflix and being released to audiences who clearly deserve more for the premium they pay to watch good quality content. 

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