Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jon Hamm, Jill Clayburgh, Kali Hawk

Bridesmaids is the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig) whose best friend from childhood is Lillian (Maya Rudolph). Lillian just got engaged and asked Annie to be her maid of honor. But Annie is at a low point in her life, trying not to go back home to live with Mom (Jill Clayburgh), and to keep her job and her sanity. Annie had a bakery called “Cake Baby” which went under financially which caused her to lose her fiance. Now she’s being used in a booty call relationship with Ted (Jon Hamm). But as things are turning from bad to worse for Annie, Lillian is on the top of the world and making new friends including Whitney (Jessica St. Clair) who seems to be perfect, sweet, educated, rich, and a good friend, but in truth, she wants to be new best friend and maid of honor and is set out to destroy Annie who doesn’t need much to fall apart.

This is a story of friendship, and fun, and a little devilishness. It was described to me, before I saw it, as “Hangover” for girls, but I’m not sure I get that. I can see the similarities, especially since they’re both about last flings before a wedding, and it is a lot of fun and giggles, especially for the girls, but I don’t think it’s near as funny as Hangover. Still, it’s got some great lines, and lots of groans, and it does have a good story about friendship, jealousy, loyalty, and more. Some of the humor is pretty crude, but these gals can handle it. The SNL gals are at the top of their game along with Ellie Kemper (Erin from the office) are able to carry the movie just fine. They play well off each other. This is a perfect girls night film, although the guys may enjoy the dirty humor and trying to understand the problems girls have when one friend seems to outgrow and pass up the other, I’m sure the gals will identify with the characters and get it perfectly. The theater where I watched this with my wife was mostly full of girls with a few couples, and the raucous laughter and hoots and hollers was mindful of a Chippendale’s show (not that I’ve ever actually been to one 🙂 ) The only creepy thing was the ones who brought kids to this movie (10-12 year old girls were not the intended audience for this! Shame!)

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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