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Badly Behaved Bridesmaids Make the Movie Version of Off-B'way's Bachelorette Filthy Fun

Badly Behaved Bridesmaids Make the Movie Version of Off-B'way's Bachelorette Filthy Fun
Isla Fisher, LIzzy Caplan & Kirsten Dunst in 'Bachlorette'
Thumbs up to Kirsten Dunst and gal pals in this big screen adaptation of a kooky comedy.

In her new film adaptation of the 2010 off-Broadway comedy, writer/director Leslye Headland has expanded Bachelorette past the confines of a hotel bridal suite, letting the badly behaved bridesmaids run wild on the streets of New York. Kirsten Dunst stars as Regan, the maid of honor trying to smoothly manage the big day for her friend (Rebel Wilson), while attempting to keep barely functioning bridesmaids Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan in line. During their cocaine-fueled antics, the ladies get in plenty of trouble: ruining the wedding dress, hiring a stripper (Book of Mormon vet Andrew Rannells), hooking up with groomsmen in bathrooms. Yet unlike other raunchy party-hard movies such as The Hangover and Project X, the characters are layered with substance that makes them more compelling than just serving as entertaining good-time girls. Dunst magnificently plasters her face with a wallowing scowl of misery and self-pity, unable to accept that her overweight pal is walking down the isle before her. Fisher is a masterful physical comedian, stumbling around as her eyes roll to the back of her head, and fans of TV's short-lived Party Down will be thrilled to see Caplan and Adam Scott charmingly entangled in yet another (albeit more troubled) "will-they won’t-they?" romance. Just when it seems these women have hit rock bottom, they continue to sink deeper into a disturbing world of poor decision-making. And despite their juvenile behavior, it’s hard to resist the alluring fun of their nonstop bender. The film is now available on Video on Demand and hits theaters September 7.

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