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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.
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.
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…
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…
Best chick flick ever made
Impressively cinematic for being a play originally, so adaptation kudos. Criticism about everyone being horrible is moot, as that's exactly the point - dark and competitive female friendships aren't pretty. Everyone's on form here and it doesn't outstay its welcome but it's not up there in the stratosphere of comedy or drama. Mechanic of dress needing to be fixed gets tired, with several stop off points stretching belief.
Moments of Bachelorette worked; it was well made and paced, with a story that while not surprising, was still engaging. But overall the characters lacked the heart that would make me comfortable with liking them, and liking the film, and a few scenes that could have been saved for iTunes Extras.
I really wanted to love this, particularly after enjoying director Leslye Headland's follow-up 'Sleeping With Other People' so much. But alas, even its fantastic cast couldn't quite make it work for me. The movie spends its first two acts establishing its likably unlikeable characters, with effective touches of dark comedy spattered throughout, but the third act betrays them by pairing them all off in the midst of a listless rush to an ending which ultimately feels out of place. Also, why would you cast Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher if you didn't want to hear Australian accents?
Still, it's miles better than similarly vulgar & sour comedy flicks starring men (such as The Hangover, a movie people seem hell-bent on comparing this to).
Vicious ethnography dulled by third-act coupling tropes.
I can't honestly make a huge case for this film, but there's something quite bracing, challenging, even admirable about the fact that all the lead characters are utterly unlikeable, each in their own terrible way. The jokes range all over the place, but in surprising ways, and it has some solid stretches of comedy. It does all rather dissipate in a frantic ending and a bit of love-matching, but there's still stuff I like buried in here.
I have a weird thing for movies about shitty friends and their shitty weddings
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