Saturday, September 15, 2012


Like I need anything to make me think that getting married may not be worth the hassle.

The movie follows three high school friends Regan, Gena and Katie (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) as they come together to celebrate the nuptials of a fourth, Becky (Rebel Wilson). Becky being the most comely member of the group, they all wonder how she landed a ring before they did (they speculate on a magic vagina). Still, they put on brave faces and join her in her celebrations. After a unceremoniously short bachelorette party in which the stripper calls Becky by her high school nickname of "Pigface," they are left to their own devices. They start by accidentally destroying the wedding dress, prompting a night full of trying to find someone to fix it. Hijinks, of course, ensue.

The synopses of this movie were a little misleading. Many presented the movie as one where Becky invited her high school tormentors to be in her wedding to continue to torment her. However, the girls, while not great people, were her friends in high school. While hers wasn't truly the main character, Rebel Wilson really stands out in this film, perhaps because she's the actress with the least history in the US. Hers is also the only truly sympathetic character, you feel bad that these are her friends. The movie has drawn a lot of comparisons to last year's Bridesmaids. I can see where a lot of that is coming from, but I do think that this film stands on its own. It's less of a laugh riot and, where Bridesmaids aimed to be the "bro" movie for ladies, this takes a much darker look at the run-up to a wedding.

Mini soundtrack:

Sleigh Bells - "Infinity Guitars"

The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

Airbourne - "Blonde, Bad and Beautiful"

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