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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…
I've never hated every single character the way I hated every one of these. Lizzy Caplan is better than this.
good and entertaining, but honestly so stressful to watch at times that it took some of the joy away. they never really faced any repercussions for being so cruel about becky's weight, and that bothered me.
I thought I was gonna hate this for the first quarter to half of the film mainly because the story is focused on this bridesmaid who gets upset and could eventually fuck up her "best friend's" wedding simply because she is utterly jealous, and not only in a "why am I not there yet" type of jealousy, but in a "I'm supposed to be you because I'm better". Of course the bride (Rebel Wilson) is a fat girl so why would she get married first right ?
But then it got very dramatic and much deeper.. It's a dark comedy,it shouldn't be compared to 'bridesmaid' in my opinion. Although the base story is somewhat similar I think both films were made with very different intentions.
Could be summed up like this: everyone's fucked up. it's probably okay tho'.
I HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT, HATE IT!
Isla Fisher is literally the cutest human being on this earth.
if someone tries to tell you this is 'better than bridesmaids', tell them they are lying and delusional. also ps don't watch it with your parents/family :)
Mostly quite bad. There are a few funny lines, but for every good one there are at least half a dozen bad ones, and one or two inexplicably racist ones, and most of the cast can't make anything of the poor material. The one exception though is Lizzy Caplan, who is easily the best thing about the movie and the only one of the three leads who is able to create any room for us to feel any connection to or sympathy for her character (which given the material virtually qualifies as a magic trick), and what's particularly great is that she's reunited with Adam Scott. They're a pair of actors who share properly rare chemistry, as previously evidenced in…
I saw Sleeping With Other People earlier this year and so I thought I had a notion of how Frank this was gonna be, but this one is ten times as harsh, and twice as explicit.
The characters are intentionally unsympathetic (mostly, anyway), and so I'm not faulting the fact that they aren't, but I did enjoy it less. However, the stretch as they rush to the actual wedding is incredible.
Un Bridesmaids più depresso e credibile. Oppure un The Hangover femminile scritto e recitato meglio. Come nel successivo Sleeping With Other People, Leslye Headland mette in disparte i personaggi simpatici e usa gli stronzi come protagonisti dei suoi film. Non funziona sempre tutto, ma di sicuro è rinfrescante.
movies directed by women,
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