Kristen is partly to blame–– she co-wrote this film with Annie Mumolo, and the screenplay needed a lot of work. There are too many characters, not enough character development, too much story, and it goes on and on and on and on. It runs 2:05, few comedies can maintain that marathon distance.
This film’s not hateful, it’s just, well, unrealized and disappointing.
This is a movie with a couple inspired scenes and a lot of flabby storylines flapping on the screen. It’s a shame. There’s a lot of talent here (Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Hamm and Ellie Kemper), including one of the funniest skit guys in the world, Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame, who didn’t even got a line to read.
Oh well. It was an easy movie to pitch, I’m sure– a female The Hangover with Judd Apatow attached as producer. It should have been money. Instead, it’s a disappointing waste of talent.
Cue the trombones. Wah wah wahhhhhhh.