Bachelorette (2012)

bacheloretteStarring: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Kaplan, James Marsden, Adam Scott, Kyle Bornheimer, Hayes MacArthur, Rebel Wilson

Directed by: Leslye Hedland

R. 91 mins

A nasty blend of humour and self-reflection, the film lacks focus but delivers cruel honesty from it’s leads. When Becky (Rebel Wilson) invites the members of her high school clique to be bridesmaids in her wedding, all hell breaks loose in the streets of New York. Regan (Kirsten Dunst), the overachiever, can’t believe she isn’t the first to get married. Gena (Lizzy Caplan), who hides her insecurities underneath a cloud of sarcasm, secretly hopes to reunite with her high school sweetheart (Adam Scott). And poor Katie (Isla Fisher) is the blissfully ignorant friend who just wants to have fun. The characters are mean-spirited and desperate, which will prove off-putting for many audiences but there’s some undeniable laughter to be had here, plus a killer soundtrack. Bachelorette, the awkward cousin of Bridesmaids, has an intriguing edge but lacks some much-needed soul – * * 1/2

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