2012: Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Kristen Dunst, & Rebel Wilson for Bachelorette at Sundance
My Take: A film of beautiful people that tries to take advantage of the along-for-the ride, bachelor/bachelorette party phenomenon created by The Hangover and Braidsmaids and cover the gambit of friends, enemies, and frenemies you would have encountered in high school and still be in your lives 10 years later. Though revived mainly by monologuesque moments of Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott (sadly Rebel Wilson isn’t given any good material to use), the film fails to create a stream of hilarious situations or even one real person beyond stereotypes to care about as its predecessors managed to do.
Judge for yourself… Bachelorette is currently playing On Demand. Watch the trailer here.
Bachelorette // I have been watching for this trailer from the Sundance 2012 film starring Kristen Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan ever since I saw James Marsden at Sundance but couldn’t get into a screening. Going for a slightly different angle to Bridesmaids, this one focuses much more on the bachelorette party that ensues with a group of high school friends including the men in their lives (James Marsden, Adam Scott). Why do the mean, hot girls get all the attention? The film will be released On Demand August 7 and in theaters September 7th.
And the list continues…
41. Some people go farther than I ever would in the name of friendship. [4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days]
42. Radio can be a great medium for social change. Plus, the 60s were a cooler decade than I thought, ya dig? [Talk To Me]
43. A person who does bad things may not be at his core a bad person. [The Woodsman]
44. Any person taking a job as a secretary should pack a whip with their lunch just in case. [Secretary]
45. Weddings are a great occasion for family secrets to come out. Also, no matter how hard you fight against it, your sister is going to find a way into your wedding. [Rachel Getting Married]
46. Compassion can be found in the most unlikely places. [Sin Nombre]
47. Sometime it becomes necessary for a guy to just keep his girlfriend away from his brother. [The Vicious Kind]
48. The most brilliant people lack basic common sense. [Smart People]
49. My fear of needles is justified. And its possible for a man in suspenders and no shirt to be sexy. [Puncture]
50. It is easier than you think to go from despair to rage to forgiveness. [Take]
I’m halfway done! Check back in a few weeks for more….
Half of the ensemble cast from the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, including Jon Hamm who plays a really big asshole, who navigate this screwy and raunchy tale of friendship, petty jealousies, and competition.
An unmarried couple like the one in the 2009 comedy-drama Away We Go who are having a kid and are scared of losing what they like about their current lives but are ultimately determined to make it work.
The 2012 sometimes-raunchy comedy Friends with Kids about a group of couple friends, including Jon Hamm who plays a really big asshole, in an unspoken competition to see who can successfully achieve love, happiness, and parenthood all at once. In the center of the film is two best friends who believe the best approach is to share the responsibilities of the child but remain platonic.
For me, Friends with Kids was a good film to watch unfold -a glimpse of how the insertion of kids may or may not affect one’s adult life - but had too cliche of an ending for me. However, it is one movie that I would still recommend anyone in the mood to laugh and/or examine the complexities of male-female friendships on screen.
Friends with Kids/ New trailer for indie about two best friends who decide to have a kid together. So many Bridesmaids cast in one place, it has to be funny, right?