Bridesmaids (2011)

28 Sep

I was afraid that Bridesmaids would be The Hangover with a female cast.  I thought The Hangover was great, but I would rather see an original movie instead of the same thing with different faces plugged in.  Several friends assured me that Bridesmaids is its own movie, and that’s it great. And it is.

Bridesmaids is the ABSOLUTE MAYHEM of female friendships and weddings.  The over-the-top jokes and gross out humor were great, but there are these little scenes of casual banter between the characters that really make the movie.  Those are the bits that bring the movie to life, and turn the relatable into OMG THAT IS MY LIFE.

If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, or even just been close friends with a bride, there is so much here to both horrify an enchant you.  When it’s wedding time, these conflicts are the most important things in the universe, and when the big day has passed and hopefully the tempers have cooled, it’s so funny to look back and realize how insane everyone was, and how such small issues blew up into complete insanity.  Also, there’s a great Wilson Phillips scene, and EVERYONE went through a phase of singing “Hold On” into the bathroom mirror.

Watching Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig is like watching your own friends on screen (or super cool laid back people you wish were your friends!) The other characters were more or less caricatures, but good caricatures.  I am a huge Reno 911! fan, so I would have loved to see more Wendi McLendon-Covey.  Also, there’s a small plotline involving Kristen Wiig’s super creepy but hilarious Briitsh roommates. There are few movies that actually make me laugh out loud.  This one did.

Bridesmaids certainly wasn’t a female Hangover.  It was its own movie, with its own jokes, and own themes, and all of its comediennes really shined.

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One Response to “Bridesmaids (2011)”

  1. The Crazy and Hopeful Life of Beth September 29, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    I am glad to hear that “Bridesmaids” was worth a watch. I haven’t watched this movie yet because I didn’t want to alter my perception of what the movie would be like. I saw the commercials and just knew it would be hilarious. Thanks for the reinforcement to watch the movie.

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