Three sentence movie reviews: Bachelorette
Boy howdy, did I hate this movie. The “friends” were terrible–they make the Heathers from Heathers look like the best friends you would ever want. There wasn’t nearly enough Rebel Wilson and though I was intrigued enough by Lizzy Caplan to see what else she’d been in, this was mostly a waste of my time.
Cost: free from library.*
Where watched: at home.
*I grabbed this movie because it was written and directed by Leslye Headland, who directed Sleeping With Other People and the remake of About Last Night, both of which I enjoyed. I hated this enough to watch the DVD extras and found out that Headland was happy to have created such complex female characters and I will agree with her. Her characters were complex in a way that I mostly couldn’t relate to (Caplan’s character was the exception) and thus made me want to run far, far away.
I like unlikeable female characters, (see: Young Adult, Adventureland, The Runaways) but there has to be something about them that hooks me. These ladies did not.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2012/bachelorette.html
(Also this poster does not properly sum up the movie.)
Hmm, I think I’m actually in the minority in that I don’t really like Rebel Wilson (not big on her style of comedy), which is what kept me from giving this film a chance. I feel like I dodged a bullet.