DVD Review: Bridesmaids

Lady Hangover.
When Bridesmaids first came out, I avoided it. It didn't look like my type of film at all. Then to my surprise, tons of positive reviews came in. So when it became available on Netflix, I figured I'd give it a shot.

Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married. Her best friend, Annie (Kristen Wiig) is her maid of honor, and this causes some friction between her and Lillian's new friend/bridesmaid Helen. (Rose Byrne) As they plan a bachelorette party, Annie and Helen must learn to play nice.

I should've stuck with my initial instinct, because I didn't think Bridesmaids was funny at all. There were some great one-liners, but it mostly wasted the talent of Wiig, Rudoph, Byrne, and Melissa McCarthy. I enjoyed the raunchiness of the movie, but the rest of it fell flat on it's face.

Recommended: No

Grade: C

Memorable Quote: I'm sure she welcomes him home, beaver first. - Annie's Mom (Jill Clayburgh)

3 comments:

  1. I appreciate it for what it is but I don't find it that funny. I would say the only person not quite wasted is Melissa McCarthy.

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  2. I also was a bit deceived by positive reviews. It had some just awful moments that are definitely not funny to my mind. However, what I liked a lot was Wiig's performance. She is an amazing comedy actor who manages to render sad feelings of her character with ease. Verdict: the movie is not that good, while Wiig is a star.

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  3. I thought it was sad - like they were trying too hard. Kristin Wig's character was desperate.

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