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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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With Bridesmaids Like These, Who Needs Enemies? 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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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 »

Quotes

Gena: [to cab driver] Oh my God, if you take Park Avenue I will fucking end you! I will end you!
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by The Proclaimers
Courtesy of Chrysalis Record Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not what you think it will be
1 December 2012 | by lucyedonaldsonSee all my reviews

This movie is funny once you get it. There is a big dip in quality the middle of the film (cliches and ridiculous scenarios) and it gets below average, but the writing upkicks again and it end well.

The overall trouble with this film is the characters and friendships are not established very well. As a result, it takes a while for the viewer to believe the premise of the movie (ie: why are three popular girls going to the unpopular girl's wedding as her bridesmaids?). The aspect that I struggled to understand the most, is that the director/writers do not make clear WHY the women remain friends. Yes, we know they went to High School together, obviously, but WHY have they remained in contact? Considering that two of the women now live in New York, and two now live in LA, and the three main characters barely disguise their contempt for Rebel Wilson/ the Bride... so why are they in the Bridal Party again?

This movie clearly wasn't marketed well - it is not Bridesmaids, and it is not a rom- com. The poster is awful. What is that composition, honestly?! In the end, if you go into this movie knowing it is a DARK COMEDY WITH UNLIKEABLE CHARACTERS, you'll probably enjoy it. Once I figured out the characters are assholes and are MEANT to be assholes, then it was pretty funny in parts. Not all women are "nice" and "sweet" and "kind". And they don't have to be.


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