Bachelorette

Comedy,Romance

Girly romantic comedy with Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher Discuss this article

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Catty histrionics curdle faster than a milky coffee left in the sun in this distinctly unlikeable comedy about a trio of capricious girl pals who barely muster the strength to celebrate a happier friend’s wedding. Playing parts better suited to the edge lands of Mean Girls, a trio of dynamic actors do what they can with playwright-director Leslye Headland’s thin, unvaried material: Regan (Kirsten Dunst) is the seething maid of honour; Katie (Isla Fisher) is an incessant flirt; and Gena (Lizzy Caplan), is the caustic slacker, still bruised by a school-days rejection.

The first half hour has the scheming zing of a better episode of Gossip Girl (a disastrous prank involving the bride’s dress is shockingly callous). Then you realise that Headland has little interest in exploring the obvious desperation at the root of their toxicity. Still, nice guys flock to our heroines, simply because they’re the main characters. Worse, the movie wants to wrap itself in a belated sincerity that celebrates sisterhood and forgiveness – this when no one really merits it.

By Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out Doha,

Bachelorette

  • Duration: 87
  • Released: Thu, 06 Mar
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Leslye Headland
  • Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan,

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