Film & TV

Film Review: Bachelorette

Bachelorette is a very funny comedy. Think "Bridesmaids" with more sarcasm, bitchiness and cocaine! Written and directed by Leslye Headland, “Bachelorette” was actually in production before Kristen Wiig’s hit movie was. Comparison between the two was inevitable, and while “Bridesmaids” wasn’t exactly all peaches and cream, “Bachelorette” makes it look like a "G-Rated" rom-com!

A trio of gorgeous, single, 30-ish friends, Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Gena (Lizzy Caplan) and Katie (Isla Fisher), seem to have it all. Or do they? They become extremely confused and complicated when their overweight high school friend (the extremely funny Australian actress, writer and standup comedian, Rebel Wilson) becomes the first one of them to become engaged. What makes it worse for them though, is that her fiancé Dale (Hayes MacArthur) is one of New York's hottest and wealthiest bachelors!
So the girls reunite in the Big Apple for one last bachelorette drunken fiasco! Lovely Becky (Rebel Wilson) is joined by her overachieving, Control-Freak Maid of Honor Regan (Kirsten Dunst) who's secretly fuming over the fact that she's not the first to marry. Then there is Katie (Isla Fisher), a ditzy cokehead beauty who loves the good life. But it is Gena (Lizzy Caplan) who takes the movie away, with her whip-smart sarcasm hiding the fact that she is actually a closet romantic.
So when Becky insists on keeping the bachelorette party tame, the women proceed with an after-hours celebration of their own. So the night before the wedding sees major partying, followed by attempts to rescue a damaged wedding dress that they split trying to fit two of them into it!
But the boys are not left out here, as the men in the film are very funny too! The Groom Dale (Hayes MacArthur) is joined by his horny best man (James Marsden) who wants Regan. However, another groomsman Joe (Kyle Bornheimer) tells him to proceed with caution in chasing the maid of honor: “You know how there are serial killers and then there is Hannibal Lector? Well there are girls and then there is Regan.”
Even though "Bachelorette" was in production before "Bridesmaids", it was released after, so has missed out on the groundbreaking hilarity and recognition acheived by the former. However, it is still an amusing, fun and very entertaining comedy.
My rating is 3.5/5 and if you enjoyed Bridesmaids, then you are more than likely going to enjoy this too!

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