This is both a headliner and an early VOD premiere: Bachelorette will be in theaters next month, but you can watch it at home right now. But should you? Sure! It's pretty good! Kirsten Dunst fearlessly commits to playing the alpha bitch maid of honor to Rebel Wilson's bride. Lizzy Caplan is as endearingly prickly as ever, and the movie reunites her with her Party Down co-star Adam Scott. Isla Fisher plays an edgier version of the chirpy flibbertigibbet she embodied in Confessions of a Shopaholic (and by "edgier," I mean "fueled by cocaine"). And James Marsden finally gets to play something other than a cuckold: an unapologetic dick!
Since I like you, I'm going to give you an important piece of information you won't get from the trailer. You might assume that, since it comes from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez, it's a girly take on The Hangover that goes even further than Bridesmaids did last year. And there's definitely a lot more drug use and violence than in Bridesmaids. But although it's a very funny movie featuring lots of inappropriate behavior, it's not a raucous comedy in the Hangover mold: It's more character-driven, and more ... melancholy. How much it makes you gasp depends on how emotional you get about the fate of a fictional character's wedding gown. (In my case, it turned out to be very.)