Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
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…
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…
"Please take your self-actualization somewhere else, I'm trying to sleep." Semi-dark comedy that compensates for being a bit light on jokes with all-in performances from a bulletproof central trio made up of some of the best contemporary comic actors in fully realized and gloriously uncomfortable roles. Eternally baffling to me that tonally tricky film comedies like this inspire hacky write-offs while television comedies can find devoted audiences through the same tonal dissonance—BoJack Horseman, The Last Man on Earth, It's Always Sunny. Then again, it's not that baffling because many of those shows' sociopathic misfits are men and most of the dismissals of this film compare it to Bridesmaids for meaningless surface-level similarities and I'd bank on the average half-star internet reviewer dude quipping "they're just idiots" having seen The Hangover III opening weekend and thinking it was "not bad."
Not bad; weirdly serious in that 'too real! :\' way. Rather a mean, ugly-hearted brutal little movie masquerading as a comedy. Ultimately forgettable.
A movie about a group of idiots doing things that only idiots could do.
"Don't cum on my dress."
Way beter than imdb implies. Better than the hangover and solid funny movie
A temporary band-aid to the cloud of tears I've sat in this week.
A supposed female answer to "Hangover," this pseudo comedy is an intriguing exploration of the modern woman, but fails to deliver the laughs it's looking for.
Cheap knock-off of Bridesmaids. Disappointing with the cast they had.
What utter trash.
Good movies written and/or directed by women, arranged by year. Will continually add more as I see them. Click "Read…