The Bad Girls of Bachelorette

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"Pig Face” needs better friends. Plus-size Becky (Rebel Wilson), who suffered that unfortunate nickname in high school, has grown up and met the handsome man she’s now planning to marry. To fill out her bridal party, she calls up her oldest and most terrible girlfriends, the “B Faces,” as they, too, were collectively known in school. Regan (Kirsten Dunst) is the tight-lipped overachiever voted most likely to succeed. Katie (Isla Fisher) is the bubbly airhead who dreams of the day she will no longer work in retail. Gena (Lizzy Caplan) is the self-hating stoner with a grudge. The one thing they have in common is they are all terrible, terrible friends to Becky (reminder: They called her Pig Face), yet somehow they’re all hell-bent on pretending otherwise. Actually, they all have two things in common! The other thing is that they like cocaine.

After a squeal-filled reunion, a couple of awful rehearsal-dinner speeches, and a disastrous bachelorette party, the B Faces begin to truly manifest the full potential of their horridness, destroying the wedding dress in a mean-spirited, drunk, and zooted attempt to document the fact that both Regan and Katie can fit into it at once. This sets up the booze-fueled adventure that is the film’s bulk, complete with nosebleeds, strippers, and casual sexual encounters. It’s hard to resist seeing how raunchy Bachelorette is willing go. As unlikable as its characters are, the plot is rarely uneventful, even if the entire film probably significantly sets back the welfare of womanhood. Comparisons to Bridesmaids are inevitable, but the salient difference between them is that Bridesmaids had heart and believability in its relationships, while nobody would ever actually want to be friends with anyone in Bachelorette—to the vast relief of brides everywhere. recommended


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This movie should be called "Skinny women who starve themselves and make bad life choices hates fat women who makes good life choices"

Not even adorable Adam Scott could save this mess of a movie.
Posted by j2patter on September 5, 2012 at 6:04 PM · Report this
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I HATED this movie. Mainly because not only were the characters unlikeable, the movie kind of expected you to like them. Like, these were acceptable characters who were just sort of really bitchy. Maybe you were supposed to relate to them. But, really, they were just massive bitches who did nasty things to everybody around them. Many of whom didn't deserve it.

Now, I like dark comedies more than the next guy, but most dark comedies don't glorify the assholes dumping on undeserving nice people. Or, if they do, they don't try to humanize the assholes. People aren't supposed to be like these characters. We shouldn't empathize with these bitches. We should be putting them into horror movies. Or, they should be getting their just desserts. That's how a dark comedy should work. Instead we get horrible people doing horrible things to not so horrible people because they're in a state of arrested development, and I hope they rot.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on September 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM · Report this

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