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by Alex Kua (subscribe)
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Published November 15th 2012

It promises to be a romantic comedy, a fun romp, and a dose of reality. Becky (Rebel Wilson), the girl who was only remembered for being fat in high school, gets engaged before Katie (Isla Fisher), Gena (Lizzy Caplan) and Regan (Kirsten Dunst) the high school 'Bitch Club', and invites the three of them to be her bridesmaids. This disturbs Regan, who always thought she was going to get married first, and forces Katie and Gena to face their high school past. A past, it seems, they are all trying to hide from.

The movie has some realistic scenarios, bringing up bulimia (an eating disorder), bullying and...maybe running away from your past. But there are a lot of plot holes and missed opportunities in this movie. The men are sadly stereotypical, except maybe Clyde (Adam Scott), who plays something between a player and a romantic (and even that was sometimes hard to believe).

Gena's also a conflicted character who seems unable to control her life, but suddenly decides to take control of the wedding dress. Katie is simply portrayed as an airhead throughout the movie. Gena and Clyde resolved their decade-long conflict too simply and Trevor (James Marsden) was too confusing for me.

Overall, the movie had good moments but too many plot holes and character inconsistencies to garner a good review.
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