A lifelong friend not only brings bail money but doesn’t ask questions and carries a shovel in the trunk.
Ideally, we never need that, but we should all have friends willing to get arrested for us. In “Revenge of the Bridesmaids,” airing Sunday, July 18, on ABC Family, those friends are Abigail and Parker ( Raven-Symone, “That’s So Raven,” and JoAnna Garcia, “Privileged”). They not only get arrested but even wear Pepto-Bismol pink dresses, all in the name of friendship in the romantic comedy.
The movie is a lot better than it needs to be. Yes, it’s predictable, but so are action movies. In this at least, there are some fun lines and a celebration of the power of women’s friendship.
“It’s about friends and girls and the length we would go to be a friend to somebody,” Garcia says. “At the end of the day what is right prevails, even if it causes us to be arrested and do naughty things. I don’t know that I would go to that extent. It is just a really fun escape to a girlie, girlie world.”
As much fun as deposing an evil bride is, the movie is not without its lessons.
“The secret girl rules of: ‘Do not steal my man!’ come with consequences,” Raven-Symone says. “So watch before you start man stealing.”
Though the film opens as the wayward bridesmaids are being booked at the police station, the story begins 20 years earlier. Four girls play on an expanse of lawn that rivals most town parks.
Watch Sunday July 18 8:00 on ABC FAMILY