Title: Bachelorette Director: Leslye Headlund Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 27m
iTunes persuaded us to rent and watch this one because it proclaimed that it was in the cinemas and available to rent at the same time, which is a BIG DEAL. That wasn’t a lie, but it’s slightly less impressive than we might have thought because it’s only in selected cinemas and as far as I can tell, none of the big ones. But still, the film looked okay and with a bit of wine, we were good to go.
2:02 - That’s Mr C! Don’t bother with the dessert menu, I already know I want cheesecake. 10:09 - It’s bad when you have to tell an adult to use their indoor voice. 13:12 - I just have such a problem with MJ, and it’s Spiderman scripts fault, not hers. 14:42 - “Wait, I took French?” 23:18 - My favourite of the bachelorettes keeps changing. At the moment, it’s with Isla Fisher. 24:42 - I’ve seen that rip at least twice in the trailer but it makes me gasp every time. 31:04 - “You’re being nice and it’s scaring me, what do you need?” 35:40 - I’m not so sure that asking for the parameters is the way to start a lap dance. 39:28 - Woah, complicated politics in the midst of all this fun and games. 45:57 - Love that he put her in the door of the limo and she popped out the roof. 54:08 - I’d be mad if someone threw my phone out of a window, too. 54:53 - She ruined the moment by having to pop to the loo, that never happens in the movies! 57:49 - Aww, mixtape. Actual cassette player and everything. 59:41 - “There’s drunk going on…” 1:06:38 - She’s putting an amazing brave face on it, but she’s going to crack at some point. 1:13:40 - “Isn’t that dress supposed to be…” 1:17:09 - I can’t imagine how gross those two are. Been up all night, no showers, etc, etc. 1:18:57 - I like toasting a bottle, a phone and a cigarette.
We thought this was going to be like Bridesmaids, and although it seemed like a mashup of that and The Hangover, it wasn’t really the rip-off we anticipated. It was actually quite funny in places, and although the story had a bit of a sickly ending, it was good to journey with these not-all-that-likeable characters as they navigated the tricky waters of friendships and reunions and moving on.