Ty Burr: Honorable Mention: “Bachelorette”
Hardly anyone saw it, and plenty who did recoiled in distaste, but Leslye Headland’s debut feature, based on her stage play, is more than just “Bridesmaids” taken over by the Mean Girls. Well, it’s that too, and often scaldingly funny. Still, as the troika of self-obsessed, self-loathing bridesmaids led by queen bee Kirsten Dunst embarks on a long night of the diseased soul (and wedding gown repairs), Headland gets under the skin of modern female discontent — the exhaustion of trying to be perfect, the inevitability of falling short, the rage at having to try — in a way that makes every Hollywood “chick flick” look like a toothless lie. Oh, and God bless Isla Fisher, too.