We saw a little of both yesterday, with Kendrick’s character first belting out some upbeat pop anthem about overcoming the odds or something, an original song that sounded a lot like Beyoncé’s “Halo,” among other extant hits.

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So therefore, the redemption that this movie tries to get to is complete bull.

In the end, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates becomes exactly how it started as: a joke.

Fox Studios even made the last part of their ad come true.

The unfortunate result is a wild and mean-spirited "comedy" that exists for all the wrong reasons.

Emotional moments of redemption are attempted by the third act, but none of them are earned nor appropriate.

The crazy events and dirty jokes all try to meet up in some sort of message about how life is not about getting the big things. Just the number of "should I really be laughing at this" type of jokes glamorizes the romantic lifestyle rather than attacks it.

But on Wednesday, the first day of the 2016 festival, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick forged important inroads for a cave-dwelling demographic who had never before been invited to the Croisette, teasing their animated film, .

And what a confusing, fantastic collision of hideous plastic figurines and high-end Cannes elegance it was.

(Not that they need any persuading.) Kendrick voices the queen troll, while Timberlake is the rare grumpy troll she has to team up with after the bad guys, weird goblin looking things called Bergens (why Bergens, of all possible names for troll-eating goblins? It’s all a pretty elaborate, labored way of dressing up the fact that Dream Works basically just said, “Let’s make a movie based on those toys,” but, in the few clips shown at the presentation, the animation was pretty and Kendrick is a natural choice to play a sprightly little creature.