With a hilarious female ensemble, ‘Bachlorette’ is the funniest movie to kick off fall — for men and women! We caught up with star Lizzy Caplan and writer Leslye Headland at the NYC premiere.
In most comedies, women tend to get cast as the nagging wife or wise-cracking girlfriend, but Bachlorette boasts a perfect all-female ensemble in Isla Fischer, Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, and Rebel Wilson to lead this hilarious indie film from start to finish — with plenty of cringe-worthy moments.
If you’ve ever been asked to be part of a bridal party, know how how much pressure it is to make sure the bride has her perfect day. For Rebel Wilson‘s character Becky, that perfect day goes all kind of awry when her bridesmaids Gena and Katie get high on cocaine, drink too much booze, tear her wedding dress in half, try to recruit help at a strip club, while Type-A BFF Regan tries to save the day — again.
Yeah, it’s a littler crazier than Bridesmaids.
We caught up with the film’s cast at the NYC film premiere on Sept. 4 at the Landmark Sunshine Theater, and writer Leslye Headland said the cast is based a lot on her personalities.
“They’re all me,” she said. “I’m definitely Gena (Lizzy) when I wake up in the morning, and then I’m Regan (Kirsten) when I’m working, and then I’m Katie (Isla) when I’m in love, and then I’m Becky when I’m getting a lot of things that are really amazing like this career, and I’m like ‘really, what’s happening, did I deserve any of this?’”
She even admitted that due to the hilarious and professional cast, a lot of the movie is improved!
“Somebody will come up to me and quote the movie and be like ‘this hotel is disgusting,’ and I’m like ‘oh, that’s Kirsten’s improv!’ And I can quote that with you because I’m not an egomaniac.”
Lizzy also raved about her latest film, although she didn’t base her character off of much personal experience.
“I don’t think I’m the person, like the go-to person that people ask to be in their wedding parties,” she joked. “
“I don’t think people peg me to be somebody that would be any sort of useful in those situations.”
But Lizzy also wanted viewers to know that if you’re looking for a replica of Bridesmaids, you’re looking in the wrong place. “It is completely different than Bridesmaids, but very very funny,” she said.
After the film’s premiere, the cast and crew headed to the after-party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka at celebrity hot spot The Westway. It featured music by DJ Johnny, and all thanks to The Peggy Siegal Company.
It was a fun night, and despite its cringe-worthy moments, the film has belly laughs the whole way through! We definitely recommend.
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– Christina Stiehl
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