Wingmen Incorporated (2013) – By Duane L. Martin

Justin (Ken Gayton) is a psychologist that just doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of luck. First, he was supposed to be getting married to the girl of his dreams, but then her former lover, a soldier she thought was dead, shows up and stops the wedding, and she runs off with him. Then when things are looking bleak and he’s so depressed that he’s using a kid he’s supposed to be giving therapy to as a therapist for himself, which is ok since the kid’s wealthy father only sends him there once a week so he can bang the maid. Unfortunately, his boss doesn’t seem to think that’s the best solution, and sends him home on vacation for a couple of weeks to get his bearings.

While out at a local bar with his best friend Stevenson (Jason Schaver), Justin displays an uncanny knack of analyzing every girl in the room and identifying the ones that they could score with and the ones that they should avoid. Using this skill, the two friends take girls home night after night and have sex with them, until Justin is just worn out. When Stevenson wants to keep going, Justin makes a comment that unless there’s a way for him to make money doing it, he just needs a rest. Hence, Wingman Incorporated is born when Stevenson shows up with a group of guys who’ve paid $100 each to learn how to be wingmen.

After his vacation was over, Justin went back to work, where he meets Nora, who was there visiting his boss, and it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, his friend Conner tells him that he’s dating her, even though he hasn’t actually even asked her out yet, and by the time Justin finds that out, they actually are dating. To get the girl of his dreams, Justin comes up with a plan to hook his friend Conner up with the girl of his dreams, who in this case is his gym crush Tessa, so he can have Nora, which, while successful, threatens to tear apart not only his friendship with Conner, but it also angers his friend Stevenson and the guys in Wingmen Incorporated, because it goes against everything they stand for. Now Justin just has to figure out a way to make everyone happy, while still getting to be with the girl of his dreams.

This is the third film I’ve reviewed from Jason Schaver and Ken Gayton. The previous two being The Truth About Average Guys and S.O.L.. The three films all have one particular thing in common. They’re each filled with very likeable characters, and the chemistry between Ken Gayton and Jason Schaver just simply works. It’s genuinely nice to watch these two guys working together. Schaver has always reminded me somewhat of Jack Black, and Gayton reminds me of a guitarist I know that I played in a one off band with years ago called Satan Duck. That’s the thing about these guys. They feel like people you know, and that makes them not only fun to watch, but also, there’s something that just feels "comfortable" with how they interact with one another.

Likewise, the chemistry between Justin and Nora (Bethany Carol) is equally as comfortable. There’s nothing awkward at all about the chemistry between the two. They’re supposed to come off as two people who meet experience love at first sight, and it really feels that way between the two, but not in the forced way that you’d find in many other films. Their interactions initially feel a little awkward, as they can’t really come out express how they’re feeling about each other because of Conner, and that’s exactly how you’d expect things to be between real life people in the same situation.

As for the students in Wingmen Incorporated, they’re a fun and likeable group of guys who bond, find friendship and learn what it means to be there for each other. Watching their attempts at learning to spot receptive girls and to help each other pick them up, is pretty entertaining, although I would have liked to have seen a little more time in the film devoted to these guys and Justin helping them. In a way, this aspect of the film almost felt like an aside from the main story. At some point, suddenly four of the guys have finally scored girlfriends. That felt like it came out of nowhere, which is why I would have liked to have seen more of their experiences and actually gotten to have seen them meet and hook up with those girls. That’s really my only complaint about the film, and it’s a minor one.

The film itself is very well written, nicely edited and moves along at a good pace. There’s really not much to complain about from a film making standpoint, or from any standpoint really. I was used to great films from Ken and Jason, and this is just another example of the quality of their work. You don’t often find this kind of chemistry in independent films, so do yourself a favor and check it out. Get to know these guys, and I guarantee you’ll want to see their other films as well.

You can find out all about their films, and purchase any or all of the three on their website at http://www.wingmenincorporated.com.