December 15, 2012

Skip It

Director: Leslye Headland
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, 
James Marsden, Rebel Wilson, Adam Scott, Kyle Bornheimer
Year: 2012

This flick had a lot of potential, but there were multiple problems along the way. I didn't understand the relationship between the three girls and the bride. It seemed odd and forced. Were they really friends? Why did she ask them to be in her wedding? It seemed like they didn't like her... nor she them. We never delved into the bride's insecurities or reasons for wanting to keep them as friends. Kirsten Dunst's character is very strange too. I can't figure her out. She seems like an unhappy bore. Honestly, I don't even see the connection between the three bridesmaids. Why are THEY friends? All three are good actresses, but the casting seems to be off. They don't seem to like one another. Rebel Wilson (the bride) is totally miscast. She is becoming quite popular, particularly since her American debut in "Bridesmaids", but I'm not on board this train yet. She comes across as a novice. I know... she IS a novice, but a good actor can hide it well. With casting aside, I think the writer/director/producers should have made more of an attempt to build characters. There was a lot of raunchy jokes, but it wasn't enough. You can make up for lack of character depth. "Bridesmaids" worked because there was a real story behind the hilarious antics. This film, though not awful, is really not worth a rental price. Maybe catch it when it makes it's prime-time network debut. 

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