Bachelorette: movie review

Despite some sharp scenes, the gross-out humor of 'Bachelorette' goes nowhere.

  • close
    'Bachelorette' star Kirsten Dunst (l.) has some good scenes despite the grating movie.
    Radius/The Weinstein Company/AP
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption

If you thought “Bridesmaids” was a big step forward in women’s comedy, you’ll probably find “Bachelorette” a laugh riot, too. As for me, 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.

Kirsten Dunst leads a cast playing old friends and bridesmaids who barf and snort coke and in general carry on like banshees while envying the plus-size bride they not so secretly dislike. Both Dunst and Isla Fisher, as another of the bridesmaids, have some sharp scenes, but this adaptation by writer-director Leslye Headland of her 2010 play “Bachelorette” is grating end to end. Grade: C- (Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use.)


We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.