Surprisingly competent follow-up that does reuse a lot of the first movie's jokes, but also has a new sense of progressiveness that makes this refreshing in a year of bad sequels. Love the female empowerment, but I was also extremely pleasantly surprised by a movie like this treating a gay marriage proposal as a genuinely heartfelt moment rather than a joke.
While it’s great to see this kind of mainstream male oriented comedy attempting to examine the realities and injustices of institutionalized misogyny, the results are lacking. In the end it feels like watching a group of male bro-ish comedy writers trying to come up with something vaguely feministic – which is exactly what this project is. Rose Byrne and Zac Efron’s abs are the film’s true saving graces.