Richard Roeper Reviews Bachelorette
08.30.12 by Ryan
Last year's Bridesmaids followed Kristen Wiig as a single woman in her mid-30s whose life becomes unglued when her best friend reveals she is going to get married. The movie earned Wigg and co-writer Annie Mumolo an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and was a huge boost for female-driven comedies. Sold — fairly or unfairly — as a female counterpoint to The Hangover, the success was guaranteed to inspire other movies.
Enter Bachelorette, which sees three longtime friends (Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher) see their lives turned upside down when they plan a bachelorette party for a girl they mocked in high school. Bridesmaids actress Rebel Wilson plays the bride-to-be, which adds another comparison, but is it fair to compare the two comedies simply because they feature female leads and weddings? ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper sorts it out in his review above.
Bachelorette is the feature debut for writer-director Lesley Heyland. The cast includes Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It) and Kyle Bornheimer (She's Out of My League).