"More Filth, Even Less Charm"
What You Need To Know:
BACHELORETTE apparently seeks to capitalize on the success of BRIDESMAIDS, but it has much more filth and much less charm. The actors in BACHELORETTE are talented and appealing, but the script calls for such non-stop horrible behavior that much of the appeal is worn away. By the end, the women express regrets for some of their past actions. However, these slight and passing moments of moral thought and potential redemption aren’t enough to make up for the movie’s immoral and lewd pagan worldview. In fact, they seem more like an afterthought. Clearly, media-wise viewers will want to avoid BACHELORETTE.
(PaPaPa, FeFe, B, LLL, V, SSS, AAA, DDD, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview with some strong feminist content and some light moral elements toward end when characters seem regretful about some of their behavior (including a past abortion), but this positive element is undeveloped; at least, 105 obscenities and profanities plus many graphic descriptions of various forms of sex including a prolonged and disgusting discussion of oral sex; some slapstick comedy violence such as hit in the head with a metal object after several displays of sexist behavior; very strong sexual content includes many graphic descriptions including a prolonged and disgusting discussion of oral sex, woman shown waking up from a one-night stand, another couple have graphic but clothed sexual relations in a restaurant bathroom, another couple is about to fornicate near a hotel pool but stop, another couple reunite after 10 years, and it’s clear they had fornicated when they wake up together the next morning, men pay for lap dances from skimpily clad women in a strip bar, suggestive dancing by male stripper; scantily clad women, male stripper strips down to tiny shorts while dancing at a bachelorette party, and man wearing only his boxer shorts jumps into pool; the three main female characters drink to excess, snort cocaine and smoke marijuana throughout, which ultimately leads to a comically portrayed nosebleed by one of the women, who also nearly dies in a bathroom and has to be comically revived, then (obviously) expresses regret for her drug addictions and swears off them; and, very strong miscellaneous immorality such as deception about damaging a friend’s wedding dress the day before the wedding, woman picks the pocket of a man she knows, female stripper wipes her filthy hands and crotch onto the bridal dress in the movie, talk about a past abortion in a feminist way though slight regrets about it are expressed, constant rudeness to strangers and bystanders, sexist behavior but rebuked, and many mean and offensive insults used, particularly referring to the overweight bride as “pigface.”
BACHELORETTE is an ultra-raunchy female-driven sex comedy with a highly pagan worldview and some mild expression of regrets for bad behavior, including a past abortion. The movie apparently seeks to capitalize on the success of BRIDESMAIDS, but it has much more filth and less charm.
The story focuses on three pretty and thin, but morally vacuous, women. The women are bitter that their overweight but sweet friend has gotten engaged before them. They accidentally damage her bridal gown the day before the wedding. The rest of the movie involves various drug and sex-fueled misadventures as the three women travel across New York City in an attempt to fix the dress.
At one point, one of the women tells her ex-boyfriend she dumped him 10 years ago because he didn’t show up for her abortion appointment. The woman says the whole experience drove her to over-indulge in drugs. The man tells her he was too sad about her decision to abort the baby to show up. One of the friends tells the woman how upset she is that she was never invited to be at the abortion clinic to provide support. During all this, it becomes clear that woman who had the abortion is saddened and shamed about it, but then she and the old boyfriend have sex again anyway. By the end of the couple’s reunion, it also becomes clear that the couple might be able to stay together this time. However, the man tries to analyze their reunion in purely sexual terms, saying that having great sex means their relationship is meant to last.
The actors in BACHELORETTE are talented and appealing, but the script calls for such non-stop horrible behavior that much of the appeal is worn away. By the end, the women each express regrets for some of their past actions. However, these slight and passing moments of moral thought and potential redemption aren’t enough to make up for the movie’s immoral, lewd pagan worldview. In fact, they seem more like an afterthought. Clearly, media-wise viewers will want to avoid BACHELORETTE.