Bachelorette is a new indie comedy about a bride-to-be and her three friends. It takes the viewers through a drunken, ill-fated bachelorette party. The movie feels like a marriage of Superbad and Bridesmaids.
Bachelorette is about a wasted night before the wedding. It is set in Los Angeles, where Becky (Rebel Wilson) tells her best friend Regan (Kirsten Dunst) that she’s engaged. Regan gets jealous and chokes on her salad.
Then six months later in Manhattan, the party takes place. It spins out of control. Aside from Regan and Becky, Becky’s childhood friends join in the fun. Gena (Lizzy Caplan) is a gothy, foul-mouthed train wreck and Katie (Isla Fisher) is an insecure ditz. Regan just hates everyone including herself. The Bachelorette features party girl masochism.
During one part of The Bachelorette, the three bridesmaids tear up Becky’s wedding dress. They go out and try to repair it as it gets stained with various bodily fluids. It is nicely done and the script is filled with sharp dialogues.
Leslye Headland is the director and writer of Bachelorette. It is based on her off-Broadway play. Her dialogue is at par or even better than Mean Girls and Heathers. The girls in Bachelorette are pursuing guys, played by James Marsden, Kyle Bornheimer, and Adam Scott. Their encounters result into funny moments as the girls are high on illegal substance. The actresses are charming in their own ways and it is refreshing to see them take on characters that are offensive. It will make you laugh a lot but you’ll completely forget about it the next day.
Another movie involving girls behaving badly is For a Good Time, Call… It is in a limited release and about two roommates who launch a phone-sex line. It is directed by Jamie Travis and stars Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller.