Bachelorette Reviews

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CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2012
Bachelorette is all about these very fine actresses playing some pretty sad, desperate women who have some pretty funny lines to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
November 18, 2012
The performances and characters are the best thing about Bachelorette, which tries to walk a fine line between bawdy gross-out comedy and introspective "what have I done with my life?" drama for 30-somethings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
November 5, 2012
"It may be wrapped in the pretence of a comedy, but scratch beneath the shiny facade and sharp one-liners, and there's a dense and dark core."
Tim Martain
The Mercury
November 3, 2012
A comedy with an almost cruel level of honesty that explores not just the weird dynamics of long-term friendships but the deeper forces that operate inside each individual.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 2, 2012
Limp, lazy, unfocussed...about as funny as flat champagne.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
October 31, 2012
The material becomes increasingly uncomfortable since it mainly comes from sad and traumatic places. This is what gives the film its edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 29, 2012
Leslye Headland's bitterly unfunny Bachelorette not only squanders a talented cast of comic performers, but also chastises the audience for revelling in the unfiltered awfulness of their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
October 28, 2012
Unpleasant, repellent viewing that, surprisingly, offers only repugnant characters and toxic protagonists, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 28, 2012
Lacking the charm and genuine heart of Bridesmaids, Bachelorette feels like a bouquet of wilted flowers - brittle and less than lovely, outstanding performances notwithstanding
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 19, 2012
The actresses are thoroughly committed to the memorable roles they boldly inhabit, but the performers as well as the characters deserve a less compromised vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
September 28, 2012
Bachelorette is a thoroughly off-putting misfire that squanders its talented cast with horrible writing and an overabundance of bitter fights, vulgar language and general bitchiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 28, 2012
The funny stuff is impertinently delightful and honest, and delivered expertly by this female ensemble. Material this hilarious and astute is a rare thing in the few comedies that dare to be dominated by women
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell
September 28, 2012
Did you enjoy "Bridesmaids" last year, but wish it had been a bit more cynical, mean-spirited, and druggy?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Elias Savada
Film Threat
September 28, 2012
Bachelorette is a poor-woman's Bridesmaids, in need of a bit more laugh-inducing moments...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 21, 2012
...there's no soft center here, no sweetness lurking to cut the tart. This is a raw and genuinely brave film that falters here and there, but gets up swearing and snarling, a razor in its pretty little hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 21, 2012
Dunst ... seems liberated in playing this shrill, tightly wound woman who comes unhinged when her dreams of a perfectly staged wedding - even if it's not her own - start slipping away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
September 19, 2012
What's the point of creating such defiantly unlikable characters if you're just going to declaw them and give them hearts of gold before the closing credits roll? A better title might have been Girls Gone Mild.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 17, 2012
The women's dialogue is pungently ribald but diffuse; too often, shouting and shrieking and gesticulating take the place of engaged performance.
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Dana Stevens
Slate
September 14, 2012
A nasty little piece of work -- a phrase I use not with contempt but with grudging admiration.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 12, 2012
It's consistently funny, but it's also shame that Bachelorette lets most of its characters off the hook too easily, especially after being such a tough-minded film at the opening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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