Bachelorette stars Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson pose for portraits at the Sundance Film Festival.
The comedy premiered last night in Park City to some mixed reviews. Andrew O’Hehir of Salon tweeted, “BACHELORETTE is a prickly, intermittently funny combo of Whit Stillman & John Hughes, w female characters & tons of coke. Could be hit.” Erik Davis of movies.com wrote, “Bachelorette is a little messy, but it’s got some great moments. Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher steal it.”.
Meanwhile, Mike Ryan of Moviefone was less charitable, tweeting, “I hated almost every minute of Bachelorette. Well, more like 85 percent of the minutes.”.
Peter Sciretta of /Film was similarly disenchanted with the product. “All of the characters in ‘Bachelorette’ are either mean nasty deplorable people or just stupid.,” Sciretta wrote. He added, “Bachelorette is the movie you feared Bridesmaids would be. Has a few laughs and will sell due to the big stars. ”.
Kyle Buchanan of Vulture commended the film for being “gleefully vicous” but surmised that the film appears to have been a “victim of studio notes” and loses its “black-hearted convictions” as the film progresses.
Despite the mixed reviews, I am still intrigued by Bachelorette, particularly as it seems to be the tone and unlikeable characters that has proved off-putting to certain critics. Bachelorette is still awaiting distribution.