Bachelorette: movie review
Despite some sharp scenes, the gross-out humor of 'Bachelorette' goes nowhere.
If you thought â€śBridesmaidsâ€ť was a big step forward in womenâ€™s comedy, youâ€™ll probably find â€śBacheloretteâ€ť a laugh riot, too. As for me, I donâ€™t see why women being as slobby and gross as the guys is such a feminist breakthrough â€“ especially since, as in â€śBachelorette,â€ť the slobbiness and grossness is witless.
Kirsten Dunst leads a cast playing old friends and bridesmaids who barf and snort coke and in general carry on like banshees while envying the plus-size bride they not so secretly dislike. Both Dunst and Isla Fisher, as another of the bridesmaids, have some sharp scenes, but this adaptation by writer-director Leslye Headland of her 2010 play â€śBacheloretteâ€ť is grating end to end. Grade: C- (Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use.)