This week’s film review: Bachelorette

PUBLISHED: 11:37 31 August 2012

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This week’s film review: Bachelorette

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Bachelorette

Cert. 15

2/5 stars

Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Gina (Lizzie Caplan) and Katie (Isla Fisher) reveal they’re still stuck in their bitchy, teenage mentality when they’re asked to be bridesmaids at the wedding of Becky (Rebel Wilson) whom they ridiculed throughout high-school.

Writer/director, Lesley Headland, hasn’t compromised with sickeningly likeable characters but instead had the bravery to portray imperfect, messed up women AND let them carry the film, unlike last year’s Bridesmaids which, despite being somewhat revolutionary for women in film, depicted an apologetically amiable female cast.

Bachelorette also portrays more authentically tricky friendships, with underlying resentments and personal doubts affecting the way these entertainingly juvenile women treat each other, again moving away from the impossibly lovely ladies we’re used to seeing in rom-coms, with their impossibly cosy relationships.

Topping off the list of positive gambles, Bachelorette made a refreshing casting choice with the bride in the awkwardly funny, hefty (by Hollywood standards) Rebel Wilson, who played Little Britain star, Matt Lucas’, sister in the aforementioned Bridesmaids.

Gushing praise aside, it’s still just another film about three or four women gearing up for a friend’s wedding and we’ve seen a lot of that recently. Headland also backed down and went with the fairy-tale ending but the rest of the drug-addled, grimy script almost offsets this final, disappointing cop-out.

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