The movie is being pitched as the female version of “The Hangover,” but honestly it’s sounding a bit lamer. The assumption is that “The Bachelorette Party” has been dredged out of production hell after the success of “The Hangover,” and to be perfectly frank that is never a good sign. What make films like “The Hangover” a success is their unique and special qualities, not the fact that it was a seeming “winning formula.”
Pajiba states the premise as this: A high-school teacher recently left at the altar must now send off her uptight cousin with a huge bachelorette bash. The cousin is marrying the teachers best male friend. During a drunken bachelorette party, the uptight cousin betrays her fiance with a drunken indiscretion, leaving the teacher to decide where her loyalties lie.
It seems a bit obvious who will be playing whom. Film School Rejects pointed out that if Jennifer Garner is to play the high-school teacher, it will be almost exactly the same one as her character in “Valentine’s Day.” But Pajiba seems to think Jennifer would be more likely to play the uptight cousin — maybe based on her uptight character filmography?
I think the only way this movie could be a success is for both Anna and Jennifer to get outside their comfort zones. It seems too easy to categorize both into their various styles of comedy, so it would be nice for Jennifer’s sugary sweet acting and Anna’s tendency towards playing a hot mess to get mixed and matched. It would be great to see Jennifer Garner go nuts onscreen.
We will retain judgment until we find out more about the project, but if we can pass along a word of advice it would be for “The Bachelorette Party” to not follow the “The Hangover” formula and to find its own legs to stand on.
What do you think of Jennifer Garner and Anna Faris starring in this project together?