24. The Wrong Missy
Release Year: 2020
Directed By: Tyler Spindel
Starring: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Geoff Pierson, Sarah Chalke, Molly Sims, Nick Swardson, Jackie Sandler, Chris Witaske, Roman Reigns
Release Date: Wednesday, May 13
Something we have been missing lately is just plain, simple, unadulterated comedy films. Right? Granted, there are plenty of comedies released throughout the year, but many of them are genre hybrids and/or sprinkle in a fair amount of drama. Honestly, we’ll take the laughs however we can get them, but that doesn’t take away from the need to that throwback comedy feeling. This May, Netflix gifts us with some much-needed mindless entertainment in the form of The Wrong Missy. Featuring a knockout performance from Lauren Lapkus, it’s one of the month’s best new releases.
David Spade stars in The Wrong Missy as Tim Morris, a businessman who believes his met the woman of his dreams in Missy (Molly Sims). When he needs a date for a corporate work retreat in Hawaii, he decides to ask Missy to come along as their second date. However, Tim apparently sends the invitation text to the wrong Missy and finds himself saddled with the former blind date from hell Missy (Lauren Lapkus). Before long, Tim’s embarrassed of Missy’s unhinged behavior at the island resort, but it might not take long for him to discover their unlikely connection.
The Wrong Missy comes from director Tyler Spindel, who also directed David Spade in the Netflix movie Father of the Year. The film was produced by Adam Sandler and Allen Covert under their Happy Madison Productions banner, which basically ensures that the comedy will struggle with critics but find a niche audience. Nonetheless, The Wrong Missy follows last year’s Murder Mystery and precedes the upcoming Hubie Halloween. If you’re up for a simple laughs and not overthinking it too much, make sure to add The Wrong Missy to your watch list on May 13.