Movie of the Week: Bachelorette

Bachelorette is the movie I thought/hoped Bridesmaids was going to be. It was funny and crude. This was closer to a female equivalent of The Hangover.

This was the best role I’ve seen Kirsten Dunst (Regan) play in ages. She was always better at being the serious, slightly mean one as opposed to the “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” she’s been cast as throughout the 2000s. I love everything that Lizzy Caplan (Gena) does so I was biased to love her performance. Having her play opposite her former Party Down castmate, Adam Scott (Clyde), was an added bonus. They always had good chemistry and now I’m mad again that Starz cancelled it.

I usually find Isla Fisher (Katie) annoying but she was used well here. It was similar to her breakout performance in Wedding Crashers. It was strange to see Rebel Wilson (Becky) be the normal one. It seems almost a waste of her talents. She had very few moments to shine.

The supporting cast (including James Marsden not playing a guy who gets dumped for a better guy) were all solid. Even though the movie ended too happily for where the characters started, I still thought it was really funny.

Don’t Call Me During…: Fall 2012 – Wednesdays

9:00 pm: Modern Family (ABC; 10/26)
The show is getting more hit or miss as it ages.  The characters who were breakouts – Phil (Ty Burrell) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) are now becoming overwhelming. Also, the way the writers make the two wives – Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Claire (Julie Bowen) – increasingly shrill is borderline sexist.

10:00 pm: Nashville (ABC; 10/10)
My most anticipated new show this season.  Why?  Connie Britton.  After her performance as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights, I would watch any show that she starred in.  Speaking of which…

10:00 pm: American Horror Story (FX; 10/17)
I watched the first few episodes because it starred the aforementioned Britton but it was just too silly.  Then I heard all the buzz after the Halloween episode aired and came back.  I don’t regret watching it but if I had missed it, I think I would have been okay with that. I’m actually curious how this will work with some returning actors playing different characters in a different story.

10:30 pm: Key & Peele (COM; 10/26)
I’m hoping the consistency of the skits improve in season two.  The funny skits are hilarious and stayed with me.  The bad skits, however, have this insular quality like you can tell they are the only two people who would find this funny.