For as long as I can remember, blockbusters often come out in pairs... Two movies that are 'close enough' come…
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.
Dear wife. We're going to have to revisit this 'Your choice / My choice' arrangement...
A raunchier 'Bridesmaids' with just as good and I might even venture to say even more well real, flawed characters.
It also helps that the cast is pretty awesome. Rebel Wilson as the normal one (with an American accent to boot)? Kirsten Dunst at her witchy-with-a-b-est? Lizzy Caplan being amazing as ever? James Marsden playing his most un-James Marsden-ey character yet? I loved ever minute of it, although I could've done without the slow-mo puking.
Some really unlikable women do some really unlikable stuff but it's okay because they all get boyfriends by the end of it.
It's a credit to Isla Fisher that she still manages to come across as somewhat likable given how poorly drawn her character is but all 3 female leads are better than this.
Bridesmaids meets The Hangover in this quirky, independent comedy about making a few mistakes to see what you truly need around you.
Oh, and Isla Fisher is gorgeous.
Tiene sus momentos divertidos, por un momento pensé que se pondría mejor pero se mantiene hasta el final. Pero es que suceden cosas tan absurdas que da coraje.
An extremely peculiar film, with a harsh, abnormal tone that is difficult to describe.
Many of the characters motives are unclear, and their behaviour, ludicrously beastly.
Despite this, the film remains funny for me throughout.
Three unstable, crazy bridesmaids and a lot of booze and drugs aren’t exactly the ingredients for a perfect wedding. That’s what bride Becky is dealing with in “Bachelorette”. Her maid of honor is Regan, an ambitious career woman who doesn’t want anything unless it’s perfect. Gena, the cynical and indifferent joker who does everything that God forbids. And then we have Katie, who isn’t very smart.
“Bachelorette” isn’t your sweet and cheesy chick flick, it manages to avoid clichés. But it turns into a slightly obscene comedy. Because the leading characters are very extreme, it makes them very unpleasant and highly unlikeable. It heads more in the direction of being caricatures instead of a characters that you can relate too.…
This is probably my 5th time watching Bachelorette, and I find new things to appreciate every time. On the surface, of course it's a sideshow comedy, equivalent to any other vulgar comedic film – Bridesmaids, for instance. But under the surface of the screenplay, there's a lot more to read into. First of all, the casting is impeccable. Kirsten Dunst is so mint. Her frenetic yet under-control attitude is a true asset to the film and to Regan's dominating character. Her delivery in almost every single scene feels nothing short of believable, motivated and the exact type of humor I want in films like Bachelorette.
The film has these subtle, poignant moments where it could go somewhere that would be…
- Never Say Never Again
- Vice Versa
- Turner & Hooch
- The Plastic Age
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
- Anna Christie
- Min and Bill
Good movies written and/or directed by women, arranged by year. Will continually add more as I see them. Click "Read…
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.