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Bachelorette Reviews

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.
September 14, 2012
A nasty little piece of work -- a phrase I use not with contempt but with grudging admiration.
September 7, 2012
Its actresses - particularly Dunst - are terrific. Headland has a nice feel for music, too, and takes some editing risks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2012
I don't see why women being as slobby and gross as the guys is such a feminist breakthrough -- especially since, as in Bachelorette, the slobbiness and grossness is witless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 7, 2012
As smart and popreferential as Headland's writing is, it's a little underwhelming when it comes to delivering on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2012
It's a sour, only fitfully funny affair, wasting the abilities of its otherwise talented cast, which includes Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Adam Scott and Isla Fisher.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 6, 2012
Even in this dreary, going nowhere role, Dunst is fascinating to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2012
Talented actors are wasted in a film that induces more cringes than chuckles as women old enough to know better act like horny sailors on leave, absorb mass quantities of alcohol and drugs, and generally behave horribly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 6, 2012
Headland works hard to reconcile the wild and the tame; if she never quite gets the balance right, ya gotta admire her bold juxtaposition of overdose-resuscitation gags with lessons on self-loathing and bulimia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
The lion's share of Bachelorette, written and directed by Leslye Headland, is unnervingly entertaining.
September 6, 2012
For women who find the film grim, I imagine that's because part of it feels true and rare in an American movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2012
"Bachelorette" commits only one crime, but it's a make-or-break offense -- it's just not quite funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
Dunst, Caplan and Fisher make a delicious trio as they stir up a bitches' brew of revenge against poor Becky (Wilson). Headland can write zingers that would make the cruelest bridezilla blush.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 6, 2012
What's actually off-putting about this movie is how desperate the filmmakers are to exploit other people's ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 6, 2012
The best reason to see Bachelorette is Dunst, once a child star with an uncanny ability to project maturity, now an actress with an ever-increasing range.
September 6, 2012
"Bachelorette" comes at you with the crackling intensity of machine-gun fire. Maybe the safest way to watch it is by peeking out from a behind a sandbag.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2012
Bachelorette will no doubt be divisive, possibly along generational lines. If you have to ask "Do women really talk this way?" it's not for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2012
Spending time with these people is hellish.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 4, 2012
Not to sound too much like a bratty teen-and these bachelorettes should know better-but, um, why should I care again?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 4, 2012
Caplan ... steals all of her scenes, takes them to the Target returns desk for illicit refunds, and spends all the money on whatever unicorn sweat gives you big, dewy eyes like Mary-Louise Parker.
September 3, 2012
Lovely women doing genuinely ugly things makes for a potent combination.
August 31, 2012
Sometimes a movie is so bad it makes me want to go into seclusion and never see another film. Bachelorette is one of those.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 30, 2012
I'm ready to forget I ever saw it.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
August 29, 2012
Bachelorette is expertly shot and paced, with a script that's as cutting as a serrated knife.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 28, 2012
[Compared to Bridesmaids]... this is more of an ensemble effort, gamely led by the trio (and potentially awesome law firm) of Dunst, Fisher and Caplan.
August 13, 2012
The movie starts out rowdy, then turns more serious as the heroines confront their own weaknesses, and while both sides of Bachelorette come off as forced at times, the film is consistently funny, and Headland achieves a rare honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2012
Bachelorette succumbs to sentimentality late in the game, but it's funniest and most entertaining when channeling its raging inner bitch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 25, 2012
After a promisingly funny first half, this tale of three coke-snorting gal-pals trying not to screw up their friend's nuptials all but drowns in its own catty cynicism, turning as stingy with emotion and insight as it is with real laughs.
January 25, 2012
A tasty cast and a good share of snappy dialogue provide entertainment but can't quite make this pre-nuptials shindig quite the party that it might have been.
January 25, 2012
This is a rapier-sharp, fast-paced comedy of manners, less concerned with delivering big laughs than with exploring its characters and their complicated interactions.