Written by Guillermo Troncoso.
Bachelorette attempts to replicate the success of last year’s Bridesmaids. In terms of plot both are similar (bridesmaids dealing with the wedding of a best friend) but this film has nowhere near the smarts or humour that made Bridesmaids a box-office hit. It’s a run-of-the-mill gross-out comedy that tries hard to be funny and offensive. While it may slightly succeed in the latter, there are barely any laughs to be found.
Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan star as three friends that are asked to be bridesmaids of Becky (Australia’s Rebel Wilson), a girl they all used to ridicule in high school. One of the main problems with the movie is just how unlikeable all these characters are. I would barely want to say hi to these girls let alone spend 87 mins with them. They’re a mean spirited bunch (except for Becky) that don’t really have any redeeming qualities to make you care.
The actresses do their best but the script just isn’t witty or entertaining enough. Writer/Director Leslye Headland doesn’t write or direct with any originality or charm. The plot unfolds in skits. This wouldn’t be a problem but when the sketches consist of unfunny, half-hearted attempts at humour then the movie inevitably moves towards the ‘fail’ category.
THE REEL SCORE: 3/10