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.
Tbh I love the cast but the film was pretty bad.
The movie has a great cast of female comedians (Dunst, Caplan, and Fisher all have at least one funny moment) but it is wasted on this heartless movie that makes all the characters unredeeming, unlikeable, and makes you question the validity of their friendships. The movie is thankfully short but is annoying to see all the wasted talent and potential in favor of gross out gags and a finale that has everyone dance to an 80's one hit wonder that I guess solves everyone's problems?
I've watched this film on last saturday's night because that's the only choice. Well, isn't bad. But isn't good either. Glad I haven't spend one coin with this.
I don't think this film is that good but I believe it could have been and should have been..or maybe it should have stayed a play.
Whatever the case, Lizzy Caplan carries it to the end and I'm down with that
Not so romantic, but definitely funny movie.
So dumb trying not to be dumb, but made me chuckle a few times (mostly because Lizzy Caplan/Adam Scott). Decent Friday night couch entertainment.
Dear wife. We're going to have to revisit this 'Your choice / My choice' arrangement...
- The Plastic Age
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
- Anna Christie
- Min and Bill
- 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.