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

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Leslye Headland (screenplay), Leslye Headland (based on the play by)
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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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Old Habits Party Hard. 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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Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott previously worked together in Party Down (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Todd (Adam Scott) takes a picture of Gena (Lizzy Caplan) on his phone, you see the screen for a moment. The picture it shows is actually of a small, fluffy, white dog, not Gena. See more »

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Katie: Once I was so stoned I thought I was in an episode of 90210, and I kept yelling "Dylan!".
Joe: Awesome! I got so fucked up once on shrooms that I started a fight club with my cats.
Katie: I once got so wrecked that I woke up naked next to a hamburger, and I was like "did I just have sex with a hamburger?"
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Quartet for Strings No. 17 Haydn Quartet No. 4 in B flat Major KV 458: Allegro vivace assai
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation & Point Classics
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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Russia) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$181,494, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$447,954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,128,575
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2.35 : 1
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