Good movies written and/or directed by women, arranged by year. Will continually add more as I see them. Click "Read…
Last fling, before the ring
Regan is used to being first at everything. Imagine her horror and chagrin when she finds out the girl everyone called Pig Face in high school is going to tie the knot before she does! But Regan sucks it up and takes on bridesmaid duties along with her childhood pals: substance-abusing, promiscuous Gena and ditzy Katie. The single ladies are determined to put their bitterness aside and have an awesomely hedonistic bachelorette party. Armed with acerbic wit and seemingly endless supplies of coke and booze, the foul-mouthed femmes embark on one very long and emotional night filled with major wedding-dress panic, various bodily fluids, and cute ex-boyfriends.
- These are a few of my favorite things.
Even though I can understand why people hate this so much, I don't think it's fair to compare it to Bridesmaids. Sure, both films have similar plots but they have wildly different intentions and varying levels of wit. I don't think Bachelorette is trying to make you feel the warm and fuzzies and it certainly doesn't go for widespread appeal. Instead, it seems like they are trying to appeal to people who have a dark sense of humor (HELLO: that's me) and may see a little bit of themselves in these hateful, despicable characters (Gena could be my skinny, white twin). So yeah... I love this. There isn't a ton of evidence to suggest it's a great film, but I love it.
The poor man's Bridesmaids. But like, poorer than poor. This is that one homeless guy who pees on cats and steals your half-eaten donuts from the trash's Bridesmaids.
Like Bridesmaids, but bad.
Leslye Headland’s mean-spirited black comedy is about three horrible bitches who act as bridesmaids for their old highschool friend. Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan all embrace their revolting characters but much like the trio of obnoxious friends, Bachelorette is almost impossible to warm to.
Rebel Wilson stars as the bride-to-be but she is quickly sidelined when her supposed friends upset her. The film then descends into a night of drugs and debauchery as the women wreck the wedding dress before joining the groom’s bachelor party. Although its caustic style makes a change from the typical bridesmaid-centred comedies the humour just isn’t funny. The horrible characters are simply that, meaning it is hard to either laugh at or with…
Earlier this year I proclaimed that Movie 43 was the worst comedy ever made. I may have spoken in haste because I had yet to see the abomination that is Bachelorette
Clearly trying to cash in on the popularity of Bridesmaids, this movie forgets why that movie was such a success it had heart and a host of likeable characters. Bachelorette has neither of these things, if anything it has the opposite of a heart, at its centre is a black hole.
This movie has two contenders for the most hate able characters in movie history. Katie (Isla Fisher) and Gena (Lizzy Caplan). Both characters spout off crude sex jokes every other line, the worst of all being Gena's foul…
I'm really not a fan of attending weddings, but I would go to ten weddings in one weekend before I ever watched this cinematic obomination again. In terms of comedy, Bachelorette completely misses the mark, descending into a hell of mean spirited jokes that hardly even resemble jokes. Making things even worse is that the actors across the board are great, but they are given absolutely nothing to work with. One second characters are being nice to each other, and then the next second people are dropping c-bombs and being absolutely despicable human trash. This flick was hard to sit through, and it makes me sad for humanity.
complete and utter waste of time and talent
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Don't do cocaine, kids!
This has some funny bits as you'd expect but there are some far too serious bits too which left me a little at a loss as to how to react... The subject matter of self harm, bulimia and abortion are strange additions to this type of film.
Having said that I laughed a few times and so that's the main thing I guess...
Better than expected. Loved Lizzy as usual.
I still love this movie.
I know this was supposed to be a second rate Bridesmaids but I liked it. Great cast, good script, a little predictable but overall enjoyable.
Adam Scott and Lizzy Caplan are the Tracy and Hepburn of our time.
After hearing the buzz surrounding Leslye Headland's new film at Sundance this year, I figured I'd check this one out. I could tell that, in its original form as a play, it probably packed a huge punch. But as a film with such a high profile cast, the story falls flat. I honestly think if this had been cast differently (and a few scenes cut and like three lines of dialogue changed) that I would have given it a 4 out of 5 stars.
For as long as I can remember, blockbusters often come out in pairs... Two movies that are 'close enough' come…