Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bridesmaids Movie Review

Bridesmaids


Grade:  B+

The recently released "Bridesmaids" proves that girls can create laughs and groans with the same uncomfortable and gross humor that guys do.

This is the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig) as she agrees to be the Maid of Honor for her best friend Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding.  It's pretty clear from the opening scenes that Annie's life is not on an even keel.  Add a super competitive rival bridesmaid and things unravel pretty quickly.

There are some funny moments, along with a quite a few that make you groan and one where I had to cover my eyes.  (Puke humor has never been my thing.)

What really saves the film is Wiig's performance.  As Annie rushes head first into disaster...Wiig brings a sensitive touch to her character.  You can't help but root for Annie to finally get her life together.  This is helped along when she meets Police Officer Rhodes well played by Chris O'Dowd.  There is a real chemistry between the two characters and you can't help but hope that Annie doesn't sabotage this relationship as well.  (They don't really ever properly explain his Irish accent which made us scratch our heads a bit.)

Another very special part of this movie was seeing Jill Clayburgh pop up on screen.  In what I believe was her final role, Jill portrays Annie's mother.  It's not a big role, but just so nice to see her again.

Overall an enjoyable movie, although I think my daughters might find it much funnier than I did.  It's likely an age thing.

2 comments:

  1. I think Hubby and I are going to see this weekend!

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  2. ha ha- I just looked back to see if you had posted about this. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this movie. OK, if I had to do reviews everything would get an A b/c I don't get out much and enjoy everything, but I think I laughed more during this movie than any other movie. I'm going to make my husband see it tomorrow. Hopefully it will have appeal to men too.

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