September 17, 2012
Bridesmaids, Hold the Upper Decker
More of a hard-nosed comedy than a lewd, 2-hour SNL sketch, Bachelorette starts off without giving you much time to think: old high school friends are reunited as the first of the four prepares for marriage. The issue is the 3 NOT getting married are shocked it's the kind if unattractive Becky that's landed the rich and handsome husband-to-be and not, well, anyone else. The rest of the movie explores exactly why this is: Gena still isn't over her high school boyfriend, Katie is oblivious and Regan is goal-oriented to the point of psychopathy. Did I also mention they're all coke-heads?
Fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm are sure to love this movie. Each character engineers their own destruction as well as those around them, thus forcing them on a quest to try to fix things as best they can. There are no poop jokes, though there is more than a little vomit. This is a real comedy: funny people in funny situations. My only complaint is Rebel Wilson's character didn't get more screentime.
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