Movie Review: Bridesmaids

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Movie Review: Bridesmaids (2011)
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Terry Crews, Jessica St. Clair, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd
Plot: Annie (Wiig) is a failed baker (her store went out of business), is in a failed relationship (the dude wants her to leave right after being intimate), and has roommates that are…less than desirable. The only thing she’s been good at is being best friends with Lillian (Rudolph). So when Lillian announces that she’s getting married and wants Annie to be her maid of honor, Annie sets out to not fail at this.

But of course, the movie wouldn’t be funny if she didn’t keep failing throughout. And in truth, it’s pretty funny to watch. Can Annie give her best friend the best wedding ever?

The trailer for this movie is a little misleading. The flick looks like a chick flick movie, but I found it to be pretty funny “guy humor.” Scenes do seem to drag a bit longer than they should, however, so by the end it feels like the joke has been beaten to death. The movie also introduces things, like the traffic cop (O’Dowd), points them out as being strange (since he has a Welsh accent), and then drops it completely. These situations stuck out a bit to me as a bit of a negative, but let’s focus on the positive.

The movie is funny. Pretty damn funny. In fact, I found myself laughing much more during this movie than during The Hangover 2. Maybe it’s because the humor in this movie is over-the-top male humor. Fart jokes, Wiig doing hilarious facial expressions, and ridiculous situations that these characters get into – and how they don’t exactly get themselves out of them.

I’d say the movie’s worth watching if someone’s rented it and you want to get drunk. But is it worth seeing in theaters? Probably not. I will say that I laughed throughout and enjoyed myself watching it, but wouldn’t buy it and probably wouldn’t rent it except to maybe rewatch a few parts.

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