Saturday, October 1, 2011

The film Bridesmaids proves that not only men can have fun, the ladies could too.

The film Bridesmaids proves that not only men can have fun, the ladies could too.

The film Bridesmaids is how I like to say it is in the Apatow universe. That saying is that at least one actor has been in an Apatow film either produced by him or directed by him. Kristen Wig who people might remember her in Knocked Up where she played a boss who kept saying smart remarks to Katherine Hegil's character. She now stars in this one which is a great comedy, but the big plus side is that is a all women cast and these great actress made me laugh like crazy.

The movie begins with Annie (Kristen Wig) a pastry chef whose bakery went out of business. Now she works in a jewelry store she hates and sleeps with a guy who is a complete a-hole. Her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married and she chooses her as her maid in honor. She's excited and agrees. She didn't count for the other bridesmaids though. Melissa McCarthy as Helen a very crude woman but honestly has the best lines in the movie. Wendi McLendon-Covey as Rita a woman who's tired of her marriage and kids, Ellie Kemper as Becca a woman who's very pure and sweet but maybe too sweet. Then there's Rose Byrne as Helen which Annie hates because she claims that she's Lillian's best and only friend.

There is a competition between Annie and Helen of trying to make the best ideas for Lillian's wedding and goes it to extreme heights.

What I love about the movie was it's chemistry between all the girls. Each girl does her part and it's very funny. You will remember each one guaranteed the party where each bridesmaid is introduced is one of the funniest intros I've seen in a long time. Each actress says a line that will actually make you crack up every time. The plot is more around with Annie, Helen and Lillian but the movie makes time for every character to shine.

Kristen Wig was very funny and I liked her as an actress and I would love to see her in another films. Even though she has an extensive career, this is the movie that will open those doors. The romantic subplot as well was handled very well not overshadowing everything else. The only really problem I had with the film was the fact that the women portrayed in the film don't really talk or act that way. This is more of an opinion of mine then a critical analysis. They just don't talk that way, or sometimes the way they act. The reason why the film got a 3.5/4 was they are far more superior comedies then Bridesmaids. However remember the star system doesn't really matter it's the review.

The film was directed by Paul Feig who has more experience in TV then in films. He had a disappointing film debut with a movie called Unaccompanied Minors. Well he can always lie and say that Bridesmaids was his film debut.

1 comment:

  1. I am a fan of Judd Apatow, and I would love to see his latest comedy, great review Miguel.