5 Female Friendship Lessons I Learned From 'Bachelorette'

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Finally, a movie depicts female friendships as they are and not as they should be!

September is International Womens' Friendship month, so it's fitting that the movie Bachelorette is out this month too. I went into the movie expecting a typical wedding rom-com about women who have perfect jobs and men, but instead I got a hilarious movie that finally depicted female friendships in a real way.

The movie is about four women who have been friends since high school all meeting up in New York City for one of their weddings. Rebel Wilson plays Becky, the bride, who gets picked on by the other girls because she's not exactly a sample size. On the eve of the wedding, the other three women (Regan, Katie and Gena) make fun of her by trying to a take a photo of two of them being able to fit into her wedding dress. That's when the dress rips and a whole night of hijinks ensues when the women try to fix it before Becky's wedding. During their wild night they not only taught me how to fix a dress in just a few hours, but some lessons about female friendships:

1. Your friends love you, but they probably still make snide remarks about you behind your back. 

The bridesmaids may have gotten themselves into a predicament by making fun of their plus-sized friend, but you can't be friends with someone since high school and never b*tch about them to your other friends. Being BFF means that you are best friends FOREVER, and no friends can go forever without getting on each other's nerves eventually. In the end, these girls corrected their mistake and Becky wore her dress down the aisle and looked gorgeous. 

2. Love your friends for who they are. 

The four friends in this movie all have very different personalitites. They range from Type A to Type Who Brings Cocaine On a Plane In A Baby Powder Container. Each one offers something unique to the friend group. For example, Regan (Kirsten Dunst) makes an awesome Maid of Honor because she's so controlling, while Katie (Isla Fisher) and Gena (Lizzy Caplan) bring the party. It's probably the same among your friends. Maybe one friend is great at listening to you when you have a problem, and another friend isn't so great at the listening part but can always make you laugh crying your eyes out.


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