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Bridesmaids

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BridesmaidsUniversal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love. — (C) Universal

Director: Paul Feig

Writers: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo

Staring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne

 

 

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Review for “Bridesmaids”

  1. Kristen Wiig outshines her usually talented self in “Bridesmaid.” For a first time writer and first time female lead, she proves that she can indeed carry a movie and, in fact, open it as can be seen by its 24 million dollar opening weekend.

    Bridesmaids tell the story of lonely heart and deeply depressed Annie (Wiig) who is probably going through the hardest period of her life. Her business has gone bankrupt, her boyfriend has left her, her current boyfriend is just a booty call and her most best friend, Lillian, (Maya Rudolph) is getting married. On top of it all, she has been honored with the role of Maid of Honor for the wedding and must compete with Lillian’s new best friend Helen (Rose Byrne) who will do anything to replace Annie.

    Wiig, an alumnus of Saturday Night Live, finally gets a chance to show what she can really do in this film and she does not disappoint. Playing the girl next door with nothing special, she shows that she can be a scene stealer and can emote with the best of them when necessary. In the film Annie goes from deep dark depression to tried and true cynic, with some happiness in between. Which makes this movie better than most of the gross out comedies from the Judd Apatow school is that we actually care about Annie and a few of the other supporting characters.

    However, even with the incredible performance of Wiig, there is an awful lot of scene stealing by Melissa McCarthy who portrays Lillian’s future sister-in-law Megan. Playing the truly gross our character in this film, McCarthy gives it her all and you just never real know whether she gets the joke as she is playing the whole thing dead pan serious sort of like Margaret Dumont in the old Marx Bros. movies. Everytime she is onscreen, you just don’t know what is going to come out of her mouth or what bodily function is going to be exhibited. In fact, it is her scenes that truly turn this movie into a Judd Apatow masterpiece.

    If there is any fault with this movie, it is that the male characters are grossly undeveloped, especially the male lead Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd). In the end you get the feeling that the film does not need her or any of the other men in the film. In fact, while the film is playing you often wonder whether there is a man in the film at all.

    On the whole, I give this four stars.

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