GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
Bachelorette party runs awry
“Bachelorette” is a raunchy, laugh-out-loud comedy written and directed by Leslye Headland, and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Centering on the antics of four best friends and one crazy night of pre-marital partying, the shenanigans in this film prove once again, women can be just as hilarious, filthy and obscene as their counterparts. To sum up the movie, there is a grotesque amount of drunken havoc, illegal drug use and irresponsible behavior. And yes, that is only from the bridesmaids. We might also point out, anytime you have Ferrell and McKay tied to any project, you can almost assume the comedic style in the film will be offensive and “Bachelorrette” in this case, does not disappoint.
Newly engaged, Becky (played by our favorite, Rebel Wilson, “Bridesmaids”) turns to her three best friends whom she has known since high school — Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Katie (Isla Fisher) and Gena (Lizzy Caplan) — to help orchestrate and celebrate this happy occasion. But as we soon learn, there are a plethora of issues in asking your best friends to plan your bachelorette party. From jealousy to hatred of one of the groomsman, the group and their psychotic behavior becomes amplified threefold during this infamous night while under the influence of many, many things. Unfortunately, the true victim in all the chaos is Becky’s wedding dress and it becomes a race against the clock for the three best friends to get their act together and fix the catastrophe that they created.
With a pretty basic plot, the film rests in the hands of the cast and for the most part, the movie is pretty funny. Unfortunately, we would have liked to have seen more of Wilson’s skills as a comedienne, which are clearly underutilized in this story. However, with the assistance of the groomsmen, played by James Marsden, Adam Scott and Kyle Bornheimer, there is a enough of a balance of inappropriate humor to keep you from hating any one character for too long. Oh yes, the film does go there. Though the movie was a bit ridiculous at times, we did laugh a lot and think it’s worth checking out.
Bachelorette is available on VOD now, and hits theaters September 7.