Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Bridesmaids" review: gut-bustingly funny, equal parts crude-humor guy movie and heartfelt chick flick

"Bridesmaids" is crazy hilarious, briefly gross, and at times somewhat touching chick flick. A perfect balance of "The Hangover", "Wedding Crashers", and "My Best Friend's Wedding".

Kristen Wiig is the bride's (Maya Rudolph) best friend who keeps getting outdone by the perfect girl (Rose Byrne) who seemingly has everything and an abundance of giving power. Constantly outgunned by the perfect girl's pre-wedding affections, Wiig must go to incredible lengths to prove to everyone (and herself) that she's a good person and THE bestest friend of all.

Along the way she crosses paths with Chris O'Dowd's local patrol-car bound cop with some really hilarious back and forth scenes coping with commitment issues, as well as a crazy / funny montage with Wiig and Byrne trying to get his attention on the road. O'Dowd is great here and the perfect regular, grounded guy against Wiig's hyperactive lonely girl. Melissa McCarthy is the obligatory chubby chick you see in every wedding party and provides much of the over the top humor. You just never know when she's gonna slam something totally off the wall in your face.

With Judd Apatow producing and absolutely another home run for his stable of films, this movie will have solid legs over the summer and definitely warrants multiple viewings. Rebecca went back with some girlfriends last week and she's up for number three when I'm ready to go back as well.

Certainly not for kids with one 'meter-in-the-red' gross out scene, "Bridesmaids" is laugh-fest tight and seriously entertaining! When they do the sequel, we're IN!!


At June 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Anonymous Watch Bridesmaids online said...

I actually went as part of a bridal shower for a good friends, and we loved it! I really like your review, I thought it was somewhat of a female version of "Hangover" and I see you said something about that too.

At June 12, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

Totally a female version of "The Hangover"! That's cool that you saw it as part of a wedding shower. Certainly must have resonated even more from you guys perspective.


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