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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.
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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.
Like Bridesmaids, but bad.
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.
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…
Bachelorette is the sort of Bridesmaids cash-in that we expected after the success of Paul Feig's movie. This one however has a touch of The Hangover in its tone as the bachelorette party planned for the bride goes pear-shaped in a hurry.
Rebel Wilson plays the "fat-friend" (a truly horrible expression) who's found true love and is the first of four school-friends to tie the knot. Simmering jealousy, old scores, and the underlying hangups of all three bridesmaids come bubbling to the surface as they prepare the night before the wedding. Featuring the comedic talents of Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher, and the bitchiness in abundance of both Kirsten Dunst's and Lizzy Caplan's characters, this unfortunately has more misses than…
Moves between tones and abrasive forms of nasty behavior with such ease, it almost plays like a mainstream attempt of impersonating Abel Ferrara and the cast is truly great.
A great cast in a not great film. There are a couple of moments that might make you smile. The main trouble this film has is that most of the people in it are assholes and you just can't like them at all. Why did they make this film...really I can't see why.
'Bridesmaids' married 'The Hangover' and had a troubled child, except for Isla Fisher, who is very well in scene, as always!
Writer-director Leslye Headland bags a brilliant cast of accomplished comedy actors, who try their damn hardest to metamorphose Headland's poor, boorish script into something more - and as adept at comedy as the cast are, they just can't. The film's first act is enjoyable, as three unlikable women (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan) reunite for a friend's wedding (Rebel Wilson), even though the trio really seem to hate and bully Wilson for no actual reason. However, as its runtime progresses, the thrills and laughs decrease. It just lacks the likability and humour that a second and third act that as sentimental as this needs. Regan (Dunst) is such a bitch, ugh. It's an ugly, mean-spirited film but it passed the time so I can't complain too much, plus my fave Andrew Rannells strips, so woo. A cheap, mediocre version of Bridesmaids.
This was a complete waste of Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and more than anything Rebel Wilson
You are better than this Lizzy Caplan!
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My on going list for the year letterboxd.com/rachel90/list/52filmsbywomen/
just a completely vile and misogynistic mess
Watched for Scavenger Hunt 17
6. An actor or actress (someone who is primarily known for their acting) is singing in this film.
Great cast, uncomfortable movie.
You go into Bachelorette thinking your in for a funny and fun ride, but the film is actually quite nasty and bitter. The characters are unlikeable and the way they behave means you don't really have anyone to root for, but the cast is great, these ladies are talented actresses who manage to bring something to this surprisingly dark piece. By the time the film seemingly reveals its message "fuck everyone!" You kind of shake your head, we can see these women don't care about anyone but themselves so it didn't really need to be said out loud. At least it doesn't dissolve into clichés, it keeps its mean spirit throughout, even in its final "fun" let's all dance together moments.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Here are some #DirectedbyWomen Film Viewing Possibilities... Will add MANY more soon...
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