Bridesmaids Movie Review
It's about time Hollywood finally produced a movie made for women with a sense of humor - and sometimes gross humor at that. Last week, I got the chance to catch a screening of the new Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up") and Paul Feig (creator of "Freaks and Geeks") comedy "Bridesmaids," starring Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig and all I can say is ladies, RUN don't walk to the nearest theater showing this film.
I don't care if your spouse or partner isn't the mood for a chick flick. Trust me when I tell you that even a guy will love this movie. The reason - the women in "Bridesmaids" capture the essence of what it's like to be in a wedding party, mixing with women who you probably wouldn't be friends with at any other time in your life and combining it with physical comedy that will literally have you laughing so hard your sides will start hurting.
When single, down on her luck former bakery owner Annie learns that her best friend Lillian is engaged, everything in her own life seems to spiral out of control. No matter how hard she tries to impress Annie and her new rich friend Helen - who seems to be completely buttoned up and connected to the good life - something inevitably goes terribly wrong.
There are so many uncomfortably funny moments - from the engagement party to the bridesmaids dress scene to Annie's drunken stupor on an airplane, that you won't even have time to take a break between laughs.
For me, the breakout star in the film is Melissa McCarthy ("Mike and Molly"), who plays Megan, the over-confident overweight sister of Lillian's fiance. Megan is the most unpredictable character in the film and reminds me of Zach Galifianakis from "The Hangover." Honestly, every time she was in a scene, she lit up the screen and had the audience howling.
Annie's over the top cousin who complains about her sex life, her kids and every other aspect of being a stay at home mom, also had me laughing out loud and Kristen Wiig, as Annie, turns in a winning performance too, rivaling Lucille Ball and Debra Messing with her mastery of physical comedy.
Let's not forget Maya Rudolph, whose scene stealing moment occurs when a bout with food poisoning causes her to squat in the middle of the street while wearing a wedding gown. Honestly, that moment alone will have you groaning and laughing until you cry.
So what are you waiting for? Visit Moviefone and book your ticket to see Bridesmaids. The film opens nationwide in theaters May 13 and all I know is it's the only movie I'm totally going to see twice. For more fun with the "Bridesmaids" cast, visit their interactive website that's full of online games, interactive videos and more. You are going to love the custom Bridesmaids trailer that you can insert you and your friends in - the perfect game for brides and bridesmaids and those of us who have been there way back when!
And if you want a sneak peak of the film, then check out the "Bridesmaids" trailer now!