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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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Old Habits Party Hard. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Casey Wilson was set to play the role of Becky but dropped out for scheduling issues. She was replaced by Rebel Wilson (no relation). See more »

Quotes

Becky: This is all fucked up. I'm gonna walk in wearing my pajamas like I'm fucking Michael Jackson.
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References Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Aerosmith (1990) See more »

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Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
Written and performed by Rick Derringer
Courtesy of Drew's Entertainment
Under license from San Juan Music
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nasty and funny
4 November 2012 | by Andrew PelechatySee all my reviews

While 'Bachelorette' is likely to draw comparisons to last year's comedy hit 'Bridesmaids', they're two different beasts. Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, 'Bachelorette' is much blacker and isn't afraid to offend by portraying openly messed-up female characters as the leads and inserting them in familiar comic scenarios.

The premise involves four high school friends Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Becky (the brilliant Australian actress Rebel Wilson), Gena (Lizzy Caplan) and Katie (Isla Fisher). The four girls – who were collectively known as the B –Faces as school – reunite for Becky's wedding. Despite the happy facade, they're a fractured group.

Regan is a cruel, controlling woman who's secretly upset that Becky got married before her; Gena uses sex to cover her problems, even explaining detailed sex acts to strangers and Katie – despite her outward craziness and love of partying - has elements of depression. Even Becky, who seems to be the most normal of the girls, is still dealing with the fallout of being teased at high school.

While the plot has been done a million times (and is similar to the Hangover movies), it's the coarseness of the characters which make this movie stand out. The girls are meant to be unlikeable and there's plenty of coarse language to illustrate that point. While the plot plays out conventionally, it doesn't drown in a sea of third act sentimentality for the sake of neatly wrapping up the loose ends. While things improve for the girls as the movie progresses, they're still the same mean girls they were at the start. It's also refreshing to see a movie with strong female characters. Probably the stand out is Rebel Wilson, having graduated from Australian sketch comedy shows to establish herself as the next great comedic actress.

If you're after a slightly darker take of the rom-com formula, 'Bachelorette' is worth a look.


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