Sunday, May 22, 2011
Today was a rarity for me. I actually went to see a movie, ‘Bridesmaids.’ I had heard it was hysterically funny and so I decided to give it a try. I’m so happy I did! The film stars Kristen Wiig as Annie, the maid of honor for her childhood friend Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph. Annie’s life is a mess, she’s flat broke after the failure of her bakery business, she’s unlucky in love, and she’s got to compete with Lillian’s new best bud, the rich and beautiful Helen (played by Rose Byrne) for top spot in Lillian’s pre-wedding planning.
As the title would suggest, the bridesmaids are the central figures in this often hysterically funny movie. Aside from Annie and Helen, we have Rita, Lillian’s cousin (Wendi McLendon-Covey), a sexually frustrated mother of three boys, Becca (Ellie Kemper), a wide-eyed, overly naive newlywed, and Megan (Melissa McCarthy), Lillian’s over the top, soon to be sister-in-law.
Without giving away too much, this one’s kinda sorta like a female version of ‘The Hangover,’ with sidesplitting scenes that will have your sides hurting from the laughter. One of the funniest scenes in the film was when the girls go for their dress fittings after an exotic, authentic Brazilian lunch. Hilarious! The airplane scenes are genuinely good comedy, as well. Many of the funniest scenes involve the lovable Megan, whose one-liners are well worth the price of admission.
Annie, our heroine, is someone you want to root for, continually digging herself deeper and deeper towards rock bottom, before finally coming through in the end. So if you enjoy good comedies, I highly recommend ‘Bridesmaids.’ Click the pic below and be directed to the movie's web page for trailers, background and more!