Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1995. IRS Media, Republic Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Steve White Properties. Screenplay by Julianna Lavin. Cinematography by Christopher Taylor. Produced by Barry Bernardi, Cara Tapper, Steve White. Music by Anton Sanko. Production Design by Jerry Fleming. Costume Design by Israel Segal. Film Editing by Kathryn Himoff.
Very funny ensemble comedy benefits from an excellent cast. A group of girls get together at a friend’s house for a small bachelorette slumber party for pal Kim Cattrall on the same night that her fiancee is enjoying his stag festivities. In trying to keep the evening polite and organized, they end up spending their entire time talking about men and sex, reliving their strongest fantasies and worst experiences. Cattrall is excellent in a pre-Sex and the City role, but Dana Delany, Olivia d’Abo and Cynthia Stevenson also stand out. Director Julianna Lavin has made an impressive directorial debut, but what’s most notable is how the women of her film are more interesting and complex than a lot of the ninnies that actresses are forced to play in blockbuster Hollywood films.