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Bachelorette (2012)

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Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.

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Leslye Headland

Writers:

Leslye Headland (screenplay), Leslye Headland (based on the play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Regan
Rebel Wilson ... Becky
Lizzy Caplan ... Gena
Paul Corning Paul Corning ... Jack Johnson Guy (as Paul Corning Jr.)
Isla Fisher ... Katie
Andrew Rannells ... Manny
Anna Rose Hopkins ... Club Monaco Customer
Sue Jean Kim ... Wedding Planner
Horatio Sanz ... Barely Attractive Guy
Hayes MacArthur ... Dale
Kyle Bornheimer ... Joe
James Marsden ... Trevor
Ann Dowd ... Victoria
Adam Scott ... Clyde
Ella Rae Peck ... Stefanie
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Storyline

On the night of one of their old high school friend's wedding three irresponsible and capricious bridesmaids reunite for one last bachelorette bacchanal in the Big Apple. They unintentionally create a mess of their best friend Becky's wedding dress, before she marries her sweetheart Dale. They attempt to repair the situation by spending the evening before and morning of the wedding desperate to get the dress to Becky on time before the wedding starts, whilst discovering themselves and what they truly want from their lives along the way. Written by Angel Youles

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A Comedy About Good Friends Making Bad Choices. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Despedida de soltera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$181,494, 9 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$447,954, 11 October 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,947,954, 18 August 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Originally produced as a stage play, which had its world premiere at New York's Second Stage Theatre in 2010. The original cast included Tracee Chimo Pallero as Regan, Carmen M. Herlihy as Becky, Katherine Waterston as Gena, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Katie, Fran Kranz as Joe and Eddie Kaye Thomas as Jeff. See more »

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Gena: [seeing the torn wedding dress out in the open] What are you doing? Why do you have the baby out of the garbage bag?
Regan: I'm matching the thread color to the dress.
Gena: [mockingly] Uh, it's a wedding dress. I think maybe it's white.
Katie: Oh, actually, it's ivory.
Regan: Actually, it's pearl.
Gena: OK. You know what? Knowing stuff like that does not make you guys cool. It makes you...
Regan: Amazing?
Katie: Gorgeous?
Regan: Incredible?
Katie: God blessed me with perfect tits, it's only right that people should know that?
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.127 (2012) See more »

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It's the Rozzers
Written and performed by Ben Westbeech
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A WICKED DARK COMEDY (ignore the bad reviews)
5 October 2012 | by allenmckSee all my reviews

***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 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.


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