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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.

Director:

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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The Mean Girls Are All Grown-up! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This is Lizzy Caplan's second movie in which she has a best friend named Katie. The first is Mean Girls (2004) in that film, Lindsay Lohan plays Caplan's bestie, Cady Heron. 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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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.113 (2012) See more »

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Written by Ian Swain and Alana Stuart
Performed by Bonjay
Courtesy of Myteries of Trade
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The characters are too unlikeable for this film to succeed in any real way
3 February 2013 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Following weakly on the heels of Bridesmaids is this other bridesmaids movie. It kind of sucks for the writer/director Leslye Headland, in that it's based on the play she wrote several years ago (and she likely already had the movie deal before Bridesmaids appeared). Even if it was beaten to the punch, though, it's not very good. The film follows three high school friends (Kiresten Dunst, Lizzy Kaplan and Isla Fisher) who gather back home for the wedding of another friend (Rebel Wilson). All three of the bridesmaids have pretty cruddy lives, and they're upset that their less attractive, fatter friend is getting married before them. The night before the wedding, on a coke binge, the three tear Wilson's wedding dress and then have to scramble to repair it. The thing that will put most viewers off of this film is that the three leads are just awful, petty people. Many of the supporting characters (notably James Marsden and Adam Scott) are even more despicable. You have to wonder how these people are friends with the bride and groom in the first place. I did think, after a while, they characterised the three women enough that we at least understood why they were so screwed up. There are a handful of funny moments. Any small bit of goodwill it had built, though, was jettisoned by its ultra-lame rush-to-the-wedding finale, and then a particularly painful and miscalculated post-wedding toast where Adam Scott tries to hook back up with Caplan, who was his high school girlfriend. The film's really just not worth sitting through.


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