Monday, March 2, 2015

Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010)

Number Rolled: 5
Movie Name/Year: Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010)
Genre: Romance
Length: 87 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Production Companies: ABC Family, Von Zerneck Sertner Films
Executive Producer: Tai Duncan, Paul Schiff, Robert M. Sertner, Frank von Zerneck
Director: James Hayman
Writer: David Kendall, Bob Young, Stephanie Phillips, Mark Amato
Actors: Raven-Symoné, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Beth Broderick, David Clayton Rogers, Virginia Williams, Chryssie Whitehead, Brittany Ishibashi, Lyle Brocato, Ann McKenzie, Angelena Swords, Lacey Minchew, Gary Grubbs, Kaysia Monique Stove, Evelyn Boyle, Audrey P. Scott, Talia Tooraen, Carl J. Walker, Billy Slaughter, Yohance Myles, Donna Duplantier, Jesse Moore

Abigail and Parker lived in Louisiana when they were younger. They had two other friends in their clique. One was a sweet, innocent girl. The other was a self-absorbed, spoiled brat. When they got tired of their small town, Abigail and Parker moved to New York City. On a trip back to their old hometown, they ran into their old friends again.

The only thing that makes Revenge of the Bridesmaids even remotely special is that it was slightly above mediocre.

This was the embodiment of a recipe movie. Romantic comedy, geared toward young adults that are just on the older edge of that target. It has all the over-acted, silly-scripting, of an ABC Family movie, with some of the content of an theatrical movie. By far, my favorite part was when it pretty much made fun of itself.

That’s the real reason Revenge of the Bridesmaids stood out. It delivered a decent story without taking itself too seriously. Without that little bit of poking fun at romantic comedies in general, there wouldn’t have been anything to set this film apart from all others that came before and after.

I have decided that I’m very fond of JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time, Reba, Are You Afraid of the Dark?). This is not the first project I’ve seen her in and I think she’s significantly underrated. I hope to see her more in the future.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 57%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score3/5

The Random Rating: PG-13

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