Isla Fisher was hysterical, Kirsten Dunst excellent B Face. Loved it, It could have been longer, they edited out too much. Funny as hell The boldness of the coke use, the honesty about the real personal problems of the female cast. The bride was the lamest part, should have cast someone else, that bride just didn't have it. I think this is way better than Bridesmaids, Isla Fisher cracks me up, so cute in her clueless, submissive, don't give a crap who I end up with character, Kirsten looks great also, I am not to familiar with Lizzy Caplan, she is awesome too, James Marsden is so <more>
great as a hot young badass, he should end up with Kirsten they would be hot
At least I think it was funny. I enjoyed watching this movie a lot, laughed at most of the parts. I thought that the jokes were really funny and easily understood. So I went on IMDb to read some of the reviews, and I was shocked to see so many negative reviews written saying it is too shallow and it didn't make sense or whatever. I think its maybe because different people have different sense of humor, and come on, you can't expect a very 'deep' comedy.So, if you enjoyed watching Bridesmaids, I can guarantee you that you will love this movie! Just another movie where you <more>
Great, Honest Comedy. Original and Hilarious! (by d87crawford)
I thought this was a great movie, with an awesome cast! I'm not usually a fan of Kirsten Dunst but she played her part very well and made me laugh out loud a few times with her catty remarks, her comedic timing is very good in this. Isla Fisher, as always, is amazing, her character is the most likable, even though she is the most outrageous and Lizzy Caplan is great too, her scenes doing a quick change in the cab were hilarious. All in all i would recommend seeing this for a few laughs. If you don't get easily offended and have done a bit of partying in your time i'm sure your <more>
I really don't understand people who think - oh the characters are flawed, ugly people inside so I don't like it. Really? Are you seven years old? Do you live in Disneyland? Do you know anything about life or the human condition? Who. are. You? Anyway, I loved the film. It was not perfect, but definitely excellent for a first time director. Some issues: the jokes were so fast and tight that I would miss one while laughing at another, the sound mixing seemed cheap, and the rehearsal dinner scene had one of the most unfunny moments in the movie in it. Overall though the film felt <more>
honest, which is what I value most in a film. If you must compare the two I found Bachelorette to be all wit and pathos, while Bridesmaids was all fart jokes and vanilla.
Possibly the best movie I've seen this year. I'm serious. (by nta-471-695197)
I saw this movie earlier today. Witnessing the critical and popular dismissal leveled in some of these IMDb reviews compelled me to write the adamantly positive review it deserves. First things first, let me name the virtues of this film. The most plainly excellent detail is that the plot is perfectly paced; in this respect it outdoes both Bridesmaids and The Hangover, the two films most frequently compared to it. The drama builds steadily and without halt for almost the entirety of the movie.Bridesmaids relied too heavily on Kristen Wiig's admittedly hilarious performance, while <more>
comparatively ignoring several other potentially interesting characters. Dramatically, it lulled too often and relieved too much focus from the impending wedding. The Hangover, while better than Bridesmaids, lacked the impressive dramatic pacing and humane camaraderie as well as the outstanding cast that bolsters Bachelorette.Kirsten Dunst gave what may be along with Melancholia the performance of her career- particularly throughout the sequence in which she portrays a Regan who masterfully resists coming apart while simultaneously saving two of her best friends from a wedding disaster and a suicide attempt. It is no exaggeration to say that she exceeds herself and the genre and overpowers the role.Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher play their roles ideally; while no match for Dunst, they introduce the chaotic broil of f***-ups and sidesteps that make this story both intently awful and irresistibly watchable. Caplan reprises the role she perfected in Party Down as the depressing but charming and somewhat inaccessible Casey, while Fisher brings the burn-out/not-fade-away-energy she is known for from Wedding Crashers to another level.Now to address the criticism of those who can't abide this movie. The complaints tend to fall into two categories: of those who refuse to see the redeeming value in a movie filled with such repugnant personalities and such small moralizing , and of those who believe the movie failed its own dark comedy agenda by finishing with a predictable happy ending. There is no point in addressing reviews that make both complaints. Their contradictory desire for a movie that is ultimately both redemptive and damning only shows that they are not able to clearly formulate their thoughts or express themselves.The first category of complaints is eminently understandable. Bachelorette often jokes with borderline offensive humor, and at times the jokes cross the border into the realm of the seriously offensive. Most of Trevor's James Marsden's commentary falls under this warning label, as he spouts the pickup pseudo-psychology that is despairingly commonplace among young men, shows indifference toward the prospect of rape, and takes it for granted that women like being treated as objects. Similarly does the recurring nickname "pig-face" for Rebel Wilson's Becky, incite a knee-jerk reaction against the debased characters in this movie. But we should not commit the fallacy that congenial characters make a good movie, or that the words of the characters are the ideology espoused by the movie. Ethically, I think Bachelorette performs the critical function of revealing to us the unpleasant aspects of our culture, and facing us with the surprisingly difficult truth that our most serious problems are neither irresolvable nor unfunny.The second category of complaints, those who did not find the film dark enough, is easily addressed. Yes, I admit it has a happy ending. There was a wedding, two of the three leads end up in relationships, the transcendence of love is affirmed. But the only character who receives a properly happy ending is Rebel Wilson's Becky, perhaps the least important person in the film, more a plot device than a character. Gena and Katie still have serious emotional issues to work over, and their relationships are far from stable or long-lasting. And Regan is still further from the ideal of marriage than she was in the beginning.In the film's final accounting, Regan empowers herself without jumping through the relationship hoops that all romcom female leads are traditionally subject to. Likewise, she avoids becoming a victim, a soapbox, or a pretty face who is just glad things have settled down. In a plain moralistic sense, the "best-behaved" characters all end up with the best fates: Becky, the virtuous axis at the center of this pandemonium, receives the perfect wedding; Gena and Katie fall into stabilizing relationships, as unwitting in happiness as they were in their depression; all while Regan, the wicked and energetic type-a core of this ensemble, receives nothing, but instead actively attains her own hope for redemption which comes without a man attached .This won't be a popular opinion, but I think this film is among the best of 2012, and I believe Kirsten Dunst's performance is Oscar-worthy. I think Leslye Headland, Dunst, Caplan, Fisher, and their cinematographer all deserve recognition for producing this illuminating and entertaining picture.Having said all this, I would not recommend the movie to my parents. Please do your research if you are easily offended. But those acclimated to the Apatow brand of domestic gross-out comedy will not find anything here out of place, only better executed. If you have a stomach for raunch, and can deal with beautiful women portraying intelligently-written characters, please see this movie. It will delight you.
'Bachelorette' is a smart and a darkly funny story of flawed but vulnerable ladies in a one crazy night. (by reynaldopagsolinganjr)
For sure, critics who think like 12 year old virgins are going to hate it. I'm not gonna even check out its tomato-meter because the word-of- mouth will validate this movie's cult status in the future. Well, the people who are open-minded enough to realize that the writing and the performance are what counts will hopefully spread the word anyway.'Bachelorette' is seriously this year's funniest movie yet. Don't be fooled by people who are trashing this as a 'lame Bridesmaids rip-off' because pals, this is so much better. The are people out here, who clearly <more>
doesn't understand that characters could be ugly and resentful, claims that these characters doesn't have any redeemable qualities. Did we watch the same movie or something? They more than redeemed themselves when they showed feelings you idiots. And they executed it perfectly!Here's what I like about 'bachelorette'.*The characters are very relatable because that's how it is in real life. People have shitty attitudes! You can't dislike a movie just because it doesn't go with your personality or your beliefs. You're not cut-out for movie-watching if you're that stuck-up.*The story-arc of Lizzie Caplan and Adam Scott is one of the best highlights of the film because it felt true and heartwarming.*The dialogue is crazy and original. I have never seen a movie with too many memorable one-liners. *The performance of every actor here is crazy good. This definitely deserves a f*cking nomination, and that is not stretching it too far!Overall, 'Bachelorette' is a smart and a darkly funny story of flawed but vulnerable ladies in a one crazy night. That is how it is going to look if you keep an open-mind while watching it. I am deeply bothered by the so-called critics who gives movies a negative review because of their challenging and 'immoral' content. This is a good movie; even better than Bridesmaids IMHO.
Surprisingly good despite the bad reviews on IMDb (by thisninjanerd)
I feel like a lot of people are giving this movie flack because they're comparing it to Bridesmaids. That's the problem with movie-goers. We call each movie, the next or the imitation or worst than or better than. On it's own, Bachelorette did really well. It's a dark comedy/ raunchy film but it's done so well. It's not common in Hollywood that you have movies where women are complex as the men. Some reviews state that they find the characters to not be redeeming, but I think that's what makes Bachelorette so strong. We have 3 complex, intriguing, and yeah, messed <more>
up individuals. What it gives you is a very plausible comedy. A review online called this the mix between Mean Girls + Bridesmaids. Aside from the similar wedding scenario, this is more the women version of the Hangover and fused with Mean Girls. Check it out, it's a good laugh ride if you're into dark comedies.
A WICKED DARK COMEDY ignore the bad reviews (by allenmck)
***It's too bad that this movie came out in the same year as "Bridesmaids." That coincidence contributes to shallow thinkers erroneously setting these two films against each other. Both share a basic scenario: a bridal party in the days before a wedding. Aside from that, they are completely different movies. Pick two "Civil War" films. "Gone with the Wind" and "Gettysburg." There's room in the world for both. "Bridesmaids" was a hilarious film.***So now... THIS movie, called "Bachelorette." This is a dark, edgy, uncomfortable <more>
comedy. The characters are realistically flawed. They do ugly things and treat each other badly. They also obviously care for each other and make some astute observations about life. There are too many weirdly, subversively funny moments to list.If you watch it expecting a light, breezy "chick flick" you will be disappointed. If you watch it expecting a gritty, grimly hilarious portrait of three very human women trying to overcome their own flaws and self-inflicted disasters, you'll have a damn good time.Notes: 1 Kirsten Dunst is awesome playing a tightly-wound, abrasive control freak. I love the hard edge she has here. And the way her face betrays the fact she's always on the verge of coming apart at the seams.2 Lizzy Caplan. FINALLY in a movie and role worthy of her comedic talents.3 Rebel Wilson. Naturally hilarious. Too bad her role necessitates under-utilizing her gifts.4 James Marsden. I've only ever seen him in good-guy roles at which he is excellent . It's a confirmation of his skill that he's equally great at playing a sleazeball manipulator.5 June Diane Raphael. The uniquely nutty, endlessly comical Raphael's cameo in the bathroom with Lizzy Caplan is easily the funniest scene in the movie.
While 'Bachelorette' is likely to draw comparisons to last year's comedy hit 'Bridesmaids', they're two different beasts. Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, 'Bachelorette' is much blacker and isn't afraid to offend by portraying openly messed-up female characters as the leads and inserting them in familiar comic scenarios. The premise involves four high school friends Regan Kirsten Dunst , Becky the brilliant Australian actress Rebel Wilson , Gena Lizzy Caplan and Katie Isla Fisher . The four girls – who were collectively known as the B <more>
–Faces as school – reunite for Becky's wedding. Despite the happy facade, they're a fractured group.Regan is a cruel, controlling woman who's secretly upset that Becky got married before her; Gena uses sex to cover her problems, even explaining detailed sex acts to strangers and Katie – despite her outward craziness and love of partying - has elements of depression. Even Becky, who seems to be the most normal of the girls, is still dealing with the fallout of being teased at high school.While the plot has been done a million times and is similar to the Hangover movies , it's the coarseness of the characters which make this movie stand out. The girls are meant to be unlikeable and there's plenty of coarse language to illustrate that point. While the plot plays out conventionally, it doesn't drown in a sea of third act sentimentality for the sake of neatly wrapping up the loose ends. While things improve for the girls as the movie progresses, they're still the same mean girls they were at the start. It's also refreshing to see a movie with strong female characters. Probably the stand out is Rebel Wilson, having graduated from Australian sketch comedy shows to establish herself as the next great comedic actress.If you're after a slightly darker take of the rom-com formula, 'Bachelorette' is worth a look.