I’m ready to forget I ever saw it.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher
Christopher Zweig said on Thursday, June 06, 2013 9:33:32 PM
"Bachelorette" is not only one of the worst movie of 2012, but it is by far the worst "Bridesmaids" rip-off. The characters are lazy, vulgar, and unfunny. I was terrified by this movie, Roeper, and I am glad to find someone who hated this film.
Chris Zweig said on Thursday, June 06, 2013 9:30:22 PM
I thought this movie was not only one of the worst movie of 2012, but the worst "Bridesmaids" ripoff.
Trazey said on Thursday, September 06, 2012 10:39:26 AM
I was so disappointed in this movie. A hilarious premise, normally likeable and engaging stars, but it was a nasty, mean-spirited train wreck. I LIKE dark comedies, I LIKE outrageous things, as long as they're FUNNY. That's the major downfall, the 'jokes' fall flat, and I don't like the characters enough to overlook it.
I've seen a few references to other movies, like "Heathers" and "Thank You for Smoking" and DEMAND this movie not be linked to the others LOL They had sharp insightful writing -- Bachelorette is just a Hangover/Bridesmaids Wannabe
Christina said on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:16:11 AM
I don't think you're misogynistic, but rather it's a generational thing. (Or you're just lucky to not know women like this.) I just watched it twice in a row and LOVED it. I was in a wedding that was very similar - the friend who was the most overweight and the least likely to get married was marrying a trust fund kid and we were all bridesmaids in our early 30s who were not handling it well. Not this poorly, but this is the movie version. I think you have to be female with hot, catty friends or under 40 to get the movie. It totally worked for me and I sympathized with all of the characters. It was way more true to life for me than BRIDESMAIDS, a movie I also enjoyed a lot. Women can be really mean, like they are here. Men have NO idea.
Agree said on Monday, September 03, 2012 10:57:36 PM
People are way too willing to throw around character defaming slurs like "misogynistic" just because they don't like what somebody has said, or because they are so defensive of politically correct views. Although I haven't seen the movie (and don't intend to), after watching the trailer I had exactly the same reaction Mr. Roeper did. From the very first moment the characters seemed truly vile and irredeemable, and quickly grew worse over two minutes of distilled movie. Characters may be flawed or in some ways immoral, but nothing puts me off more than seeing so called "friends" who don't stand up for each other. If that's how any girls really interact, perhaps they should find better friends and attempt to improve themselves to boot.
thisninjanerd said on Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:42:09 PM
I honestly think you were far too negative in your review of this film. While it may not be your cup of tea, for fans of dark comedies, I though this film did a fantastic job. Your review came off a tad misogynistic. Perhaps it's because you don't actually know how girls interact. There is a lot of backstabbing, and pettiness and the journeys that each women goes through was very well down both by the writing and the actresses. Compared to the Hangover, I feel Bachelorette holds a stronger stance as it deals with laughs and the emotions. I feel like the biggest think that hindered you from enjoying this movie is that you disliked the characters. For a distinguished film critic, you were very off-putting to a dark comedy. Dark comedies are known to have unlikeable and often times immoral leads, such as The Opposite of Sex, Heathers,
The Royal Tenenbaums, and Thank You for Smoking.
Reply from Richard Roeper
Appreciate your feedback, but I'd love to hear how a negative review of this film is misogynistic.
I didn't give the film a negative review because I disliked the characters. I gave the film a negative review because the characters are beyond redemption, yet the story WANTS us to empathize with them. Huge difference.
You don't have to admire the characters in a film to admire a film. The characters in movies such as "Goodfellas" aren't likable, but they're fascinating.
When it comes to comedy, the characters in edgy films from "National Lampoon's Animal House" to "Stripes" to "Ghostbusters" to "Fast Times" to "Swingers" to "The Bridesmaids" are sometimes despicable, but usually at least one main character comes through in the clutch. We almost always find someone to root for.
Humor is subjective. The gags in "Bachelorette" didn't work for me. And the more I learned about the main characters, the LESS I cared about them.
How is that misogynistic??