Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: Women are depicted — as an entire gender — as easily manipulated dupes. Men can feed them the most outrageous and most easily falsifiable lies, and women will buy it, especially if you distract them with fairy-tale white-wedding fantasies.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of The Wedding Ringer! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of The Wedding Ringer.