I don't know if it has ever come across in my persona as your friendly local film reporter, but in real life I can be kind of pretentious about some things – food, beer, books, etc. When it comes to movies, I'm pretty open. I like film both good and bad – and bad can be fun to dissect and pick apart. But every so often I'll see something, or a trailer for something, and I just have to sit back and wonder – how the hell does this crap sell? There are all sorts of recycled Hollywood formulas, but the one that gets me worked up the most are what I think of as exploiting the perceived “modern” adult culture – men and women in their thirties acting like quirky children. (For a great recent example, check out the trailer for What to Expect When You're Expecting.) I surmise it began with people like Judd Apatow, who actually worked it with hilarious success in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. This is supposed to be relevant and funny, but the last successful attempt was The Hangover, and since then it just feels insulting – and worse, it makes one wonder about our culture, since people are actually seeing these things. (And don't even get me started on Bridesmaids – I have no idea why people think it's funny, and I have a whole prepared rant about why it is insipid and offensive, and not in a fun way.)
So now that I've done my little rant: Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents a limited run of the film Bachelorette, which tells the story of a woman who is now engaged and all her friends who are now having to deal with the whole ordeal. Quirky shenanigans ensue. I'm sure it's supposed to be funny.
Bachelorette is scheduled to run at Village 8 until this upcoming Thursday, but this is subject to extension. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. For further information and showtimes, check out the theater's website.
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