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…
A film about horrible people for horrible people.
Darker bridesmaids clone that didn't turn out so bad at all. Mostly because the girls' very good performances, specially Kirsten Dunst who I don't think I've ever seen doing comedy.
Extra points for no scatological humor.
One of those movies where it's hard to identify what isn't working. A fine crew of actors. Quite a few good moments. But it never gels into a compelling story. The timings a little off, and we never invest fully in the characters. It's OK, but never rises to much more than OK.
a full time pass movie and fun to watch.
My review -- this film project is now on DVD and yes it does have a small profit margin of roughly $9 million. The plot of this film is as follows, the viewer meets these four best friends from school as they have now all grown up and the shyest one is now trying to tell one of the loudest ones in fact the other three are all pretty loud, but I digress she is trying to tell her she is now getting married and the film takes a look at 24 hours before the wedding and during the wedding itself. Frankly this film project is utter rubbish, because throughout my viewing of roughly 45 minutes all it seems to…
When "Bridesmaids" came out, a lot of the press about it focused on it being a raunchy guy-kinda comedy with a bunch of chicks in it. I liked that movie just fine, but that aspect of it seemed to be oversold. While "Bridesmaids" had some raunchy moments (pretty much in tune with the modern tastes in comedy), it was really a fairly conventional relationship driven comedy ... not all that different from other comedies that have a mainly female cast. THIS movie is a raunchy guy comedy with a female cast. Three friends try to fix their friend's ruined wedding dress while pursuing a drugs, alcohol and sex drenched night. Is it funny? Yeah, I laughed. Is it anything special? Not really. Kind of "The Hangover" with a female cast, only not quite as funny or outrageous. I liked it.
Inside this horrible, bloated, car crash of a film is a beautiful Bridesmaids trying to get out.
Un film di mmerda pocco diio...c'é vagi...che lo rende meno inutile
There were a few funny moments, mostly from Isla Fisher.
This movie was mostly miscast.
The story didn't make a lot of sense and the friends were mean.
Party Down points to Adam Scott and Lizzie Caplan who reunited in love.
Reminisent of Bridesmaids, except not as good because all the characters are kind of jerks.
- Mabel's Strange Predicament
- The Plastic Age
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
- Anna Christie
- Never Say Never Again
- Vice Versa
- Turner & Hooch
For as long as I can remember, blockbusters often come out in pairs... Two movies that are 'close enough' come…
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.