I wanted to see the movie Bachelorette as soon as I heard about it. With a great cast comprising of Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, and Rebel Wilson, I figured this was sure to be a fun, funny female comedy, following in the tradition of Bridesmaids. It also made the most money of any movie ever before it’s official theater release. The film premiered at Sundance this year but doesn’t come out in the U.S. until Sept. 7 in limited release. It’s already made more than a half a million dollars in video-on-demand and online rental formats. Since its release last week on the iTunes rental store, available for $9.99, it reached No. 1 on the download charts—the first movie to ever do so prior to its theatrical release. It is also available for $9.99 on video on demand, which is where I bought it from last night. With news like this, I figured it had to be a great flick.
WRONG. Kirsten, Isla, and Lizzy star as three begrudged bridesmaids for their friend Becky, played by the adorable Rebel Wilson. They are pissed because she’s the chubby one and they expected to get married before her. The movie follows the group on the night before the wedding, a night filled with idiotic decisions and terrible behavior. At least, like in the Hangover, that shit was real funny. Not here. This movie is not funny. Craig kept calling it “serious” and I felt like these 3 chicks were all unlikeable assholes who had no business being anywhere near Becky or her wedding. Snorting coke like it’s going out of style, feeling sorry for yourself, bulimic behavior, and being a jerk to everyone around you does not make you funny or fun to watch. Yuck. Becky is sweet and Rebel is the highlight of this movie, the only character written in a way that doesn’t make you want to hit them over the head with a frying pan.
I would recommend you don’t actually ever see this movie, but if you really want to, at least wait til its free on HBO or netflex. Kristen Wiig should slap this movie’s script writer in the face.