The wedding theme is a very popular choice for a movie scenario because they are usually very believable occasions where a filmmaker can get away with a great deal. These tend to be movies that involve a comedian, and in the past have regularly been a vehicle for Vince Vaughn or someone similar and for a wedding there are many different themes and story lines that can be explored and in the past almost all of these have been looked at.
In this wedding themed movie, the Bachelorette, which is directed by Lesley Headland, it is the wedding dress that is focused on as it is something that gets into danger and you know that it is going to run into trouble immediately after it is brought out of the closet during the bachelorette party.
The bride in this film is Becky, played by Rebel Wilson, and her two friends at the bachelorette party are Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan, her two best friends from high school. Unfortunately, the movie is somewhat predictable as you would expect with this sort of theme and there are many twists in it, although the audience will see almost all of them coming. Predicting what is going to happen in the movie is no challenge, even when it seems to be at its most unpredictable.
The movie is largely based on one of the seven deadly sins, gluttony, as the three women engage in a large amount of gluttonous behavior over the evening. There is alcohol, drugs, and sex involved in the evening and the whole movie is very reminiscent of the 1980s style that was seen in movies such as Something Wild, After Hours, and Into the Night. The basic storyline of the movie is that the wedding dress becomes damaged and that the three women have to repair the dress before the wedding takes place the next day.
Kirsten Dunst’s character, Regan, is the wedding planner and she comes off as a very hard character initially, but as is very typical with this sort of movie, she has a soft inside. As the movie progresses this is something that is gradually revealed, and this seems exclusively to be there just to make the audience feel warm inside. It is the sort of unnecessary Hollywood mush that makes these movies just a little bit more ridiculously unbelievable.
Of course, for this movie to have a popular plot line a lesson is going to need to be learned. This lesson comes in the form of the fact that the main character was regarded by her best friends to be the least likely to get married. She is a larger woman and her shallow friends are surprised that she managed to get married to a very handsome man.
As the movie progresses, you can see how these characters who are very self-centred become more aware of their own loneliness and in the end it is clear that everything is going to work out wonderfully. They all acknowledge their flaws and go on to lead happy, wonderful lives.