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About the Movie
“Gut-bustingly funny. Bridesmaids gets an A!!!” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes the breakout comedy critics are calling “brazenly hysterical!” (Alynda Wheat, People) Thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 280
- Fresh: 252
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The star and co-writer of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, puts herself and her female co-stars through the comedy wringer.
Fresh: Through a combination of smart performances and scurrilous gags Bridesmaids yanks the buddy comedy from the hands of its traditional owners.
Fresh: The big, brash laughs are coupled with a smart insight into women's friendships.
Fresh: [Wiig's] is the comedy of panic, paranoia, madness and self-loathing, but her trick in the new film Bridesmaids is to remain composed even as her heart is shredded to confetti.
An Enjoyable Comedy
Bridesmaids is said to be the funniest comedy of the year. I am one though to debate this popular opinion. This is a very funny movie with sweetness and big laughs. Yet, this film just isn't on par with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up when it comes to making a great comedy. I found the film a little too sentimental and very chick flicky, considering I am a guy after all. But on the bright side, it has the funniest puke scene in film history, so much so that it cant be matched. I liked Kristen Wigg, she's funny and I wouldn't mind having her face to look at in the coming years of comedy movies (she is stunningly gorgeous). I can also see the heavy-set one being the Zach Galifinakis of the female world. Not a bad movie, but to me comes nowhere near to the funniest comedy of the year for me. That would be Horrible Bosses.
This movie is the funniest movie I have seen since The Hangover 2 this year,.... if you love comedy films, then this is the one for you.
A TRUE COMEDIC GEM!
Before I start this review, let me just get one thing straight. I'm a guy who's never really cared to see (let alone talk about) any "chick flicks" whatsoever. With the movie "Bridesmaids", however, I can easily make an exception. You see, a friend of mine (who happens to be a girl) was begging me for some time to see this film with her a few weeks after it was released. There was a lot of word of mouth about how good the movie was, plus it was produced by Judd Apatow (the king of R-rated comedies), so I ultimately relented to go see it. Little did I know that for two straight hours, I would be sitting through arguably one of the funniest and genuinely touching comedies of the decade! First off, I was surprisingly blown away by the award-worthy performance of Kristin Wiig. I knew she was a talented comedian based off of her work on SNL and countless theatrical comedies, but I had no idea she could be so sentimental. Her role as Annie, a thirty-something single woman whose life has spiraled completely out of control is so sympathetic, you just wanna jump through the screen to give her a hug. Her problems only grow worse when she's asked to be one of the bridesmaids at the wedding of her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), who also gives a knock-out performance. And let's just say hilarity ensues! From a disastrous turn of events at a gown shop to a hilariously chaotic bridal shower, there's nothing that Annie, Lillian, and the bridesmaids don't face! Aside from the outrageously vulgar comedy, the movie also focuses on the unexpected love interest between Annie and an Irish cop (Chris O'Dowd), which I actually found surprisingly interesting. If I had to say there was a downside to this film, it would only be that Tim Heidecker (from "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!") starred as Lillian's soon-to-be husband, but never spoke one line of dialogue, NOT ONE! But, other than that, I really can't say anything bad about "Bridesmaids". It's a thoroughly enjoyable, laugh-out-loud comedy that appeals to both genders. Take it from a guy's perspective! In the end, I think it's safe to say that this is the best R-rated all-female ensemble you're likely to see this year, or this decade for that matter!
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