Bridesmaids (2011)


Movie Review

Directed by: Paul Feig

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is having a tough time in life.  She’s a single woman whose biological clock is ticking.  Her bakery failed, which cost her all of her savings and her boyfriend, and she now works in a jewelry shop.  For the time being, she has a purely sexual relationship with the egocentric Ted (Jon Hamm) and lives with Gil (Matt Lucas) and his sister Brynn (Rebel Wilson) despite the fact that her mom (Jill Clayburgh) recommends that she move back into her home.  In spite of all this, Annie has a strong friendship with Lillian (Maya Rudolph) that helps to keep her balanced.  When Lillian gets engaged and asks Annie to be her maid of honor, Annie foolishly accepts the costly burden.  After meeting the other bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper), Annie goes all out to prove that she’s the right person for the job.

Bridesmaids is the funniest film I’ve seen since Wedding Crashers.  It’s the breakout hit of 2011 that will keep you laughing for days.  Kristen Wiig shows that she has both the writing and comedic chops to be a major player in big screen comedies for years to come.  Melissa McCarthy’s on screen performance demonstrates that she deserves her own film.  Altogether, the all-female ensemble cast proves that ladies can do wild, crude affairs just as well as their male counterparts.  You don’t need a single drop of alcohol to enjoy Bridesmaids.  You’ll laugh until it hurts to do so, and then you’ll laugh some more in this fun flick.



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