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I thought the film was alright and I had fun watching it so I guess I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I do not sound excited about this film because it was not too funny, I mean I laughed but I feel that it could have been much funnier. I was a bit confused about the tone of the film and I think the filmmakers were not quite sure if they love or hate their characters. I did think that the cast was really good and they definitely made this film watchable and fun. Overall, the film was a bit lacking in laughs department but the cast was pretty awesome and it was worth seeing in the theaters just because of them.
This is one of those movies that had me howling from beginning to end. I mean, really, not since The Dictator and Ted have I laughed so hard at the movies all summer! I think the thing that's funniest about this movie is how the characters are supposed to be best friends and supporting each other when one of them is going to get married but then suddenly they turns into crazy coke heads and backstabbing enemies who really don't have a clue how to be friends. It's funny and kind of sad at the same time, because you would definitely not want your friends to behave like this in real life! But it is really funny as far as movies go so I would recommend it, though it's not the best date movie out there (it kind of makes you think all relationships are just too much trouble!) The main case is great and I like the fact that the ending was not typical. I would see this again asap!
At last, a movie for women starring women and by women! Yes, it's written and directed by a female director who wrote the original broadway show the movie is based upon. There will be those who think it's too broad or that it caters to certain stereotypes about women, but all things considered, this is one funny and hilarious movie that makes you think that there is about to be a huge deluge of female comedies that audiences are going to lap up because they've tired of Adam Sandler and his wannabe frat cronies in their 40s. Did anyone bother to see American Pie 3? Rebel Wilson is a revelation in a lead role that proves you don't have to be a size zero pageant queen to be a major movie star or the lead in a major Hollywood movie. As for the guys, they have precious little to do, but I do like James Marsden in just about anything he does. He is hella cute!
Well, this one had me torn: as a woman, I thought it was fun and refreshing to see a group of women behaving so badly. But as a parent, I didn't like the messages it was sending to kids that it's okay to talk trash and curse like a sailor and think you will get far in life. Yeah, I know, it's a comedy and a raunchy one at that, but it's still too fond of the whole gross out brand of comedy that seems to have overtaken Hollywood of late. I liked Bridesmaids because it was fun without being overly gross (except for that one scene in the middle of the street when Maya Rudolph . . . well, you know) but this one makes light of cocaine use and backstabbing in ways that don't always make women look good. I did laugh a lot, even when I didn't want to, but I would think twice before taking my teens to see this. It seems like movies are giving kids license to behave badly and think it's okay and even laudable.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Girls Are Back In Town. And by Girls, I mean the rudest, crudest, most gruesomely hilarious and foul-mouthed bunch of backstabbing she-wolves you’ve ever seen in a female ensemble comedy. And lest your feminist sirens are blaring in overdrive, rest assured this is not a movie about women cutting down other women over petty insecurities. This is a movie about women being real women – no holds barred, nothing held back, and nothing, frankly, ‘girly’ about them. If Bridesmaids ushered in the Raunchy Chick Flick (a designation I personally despise), Bachelorette takes it to a whole other level with endless x-rated jokes about men, marriage, work, and lady parts. Let the bride bashing begin.
It all starts seemingly haplessly over lunch when Becky (the endearingly hilarious Rebel Wilson) tells her BFF Regan (Kirsten Dunst) that she’s going to get married. Regan is something of an ice queen and self-hating backstabber, so she immediately launches into panic mode that her plus-size friend has found a man sooner and easier than did she. Their other two best friends (played by Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) like to do nothing more than talk trash and snort cocaine. At one point, there’s so much white dust on the screen that you have to wonder if the scene is transitioning into a wedding dream sequence or if the cocaine orgy you knew was coming has fully materialized. It’s the latter.
Each of the single gals is also trying to navigate their romances with a less-than-charming trio of guys played by James Marsden, Kyle Bornheimer, and Adam Scott. But the vast majority of the movie is spent trying to sabotage a bride and then fix her wedding dress which (how shall I put this?) could have been left in better care than her coked-out trio of professional curser friends are able to provide. In the end, it all comes together, but it has all come apart, and you wonder why women put up with other women instead of men. In a way, this is a biting attack on lesbianism. But thanks to the script by director Leslye Headland, it’s a freakin’ hilarious romp through the ups and downs of modern femininity, sans any attempt to be likeable or ladylike.
One carp I do have, however, is that there is a tendency for comedies about female bonding to always center around impending wedding and disastrous bachelorette parties. Most women spend their lives doing other things, so I hope studios realize there are other viable settings for these stories. Hell, if Meryl Streep can give Tommy Lee Jones a bad blowjob in Hope Springs in an artsy French movie theater, Rebel Wilson should have more to do than play bride or bridesmaid.
This is one helluva screamingly funny movie. I think it's much better than the overrated Bridesmaids and Rebel Wilson is (in my opinion) a true star in the making. I wish more comedies were made that starred her because she really knows how to take even the most boring line and make it soar to sky topping hilarity! The rest of the cast is good, though we've seen all of them in these roles before. I'm kind of tired of James Marsden being the go-to guy for any female-centric movie that needs a lead that Brad Pitt won't do or is too old for. I also liked how Kirsten Dunst was playing against type for once. She really plays a cold and hard nosed supposed BFF but she's really nothing of the sort. All she does is try to belittle her friend and end up realizing that she shouldn't be so uppity. The movie is very raunchy and has no sap or sentiment to it, which is nice. A movie about women that doesn't apologize for women being non ladylike...imagine that!
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