This is a dark movie, not the fun-loving, goofy comedy that skyrocketed Melissa McCarthy and company to the A-list last year. Its characters are incredibly dislikable, and its script is full of really mean-spirited surprises.
Yet it feels like the movie Bridesmaids didn't have the guts to be. It moves briskly and doesn't let up in skewering its three totally daft and utterly pathetic lead characters. And though the ending doesn't feature a Wilson Phillips-led moment of clarity and acceptance [the closest this film comes to that is a cover of The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"], you will ultimately feel at least a modicum of sympathy for them. For Headland to have reached that point alone makes Bachelorette a worthwhile watch.