Friday, May 13, 2011
With a tone similar to the 40 Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids mixes a crazy cast of characters, laughter and heart to create a pleasing pre-summer bouquet of comedy.
Life began crumbling for pastry chef, Annie when her bakery stopped making her dough ($$). Soon after closing the shop, her boyfriend leaves her, she's forced to moved in with her mother, and finds herself in a degrading - no friends, just benefits relationship with a self-inflated prick (Jon Hamm).
The other bridesmaids seem to come from all walks of Lillian's life. A saccharine sweet, virginal newlywed (Ellie Kemper), a brassy mother of three (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and the groom's rough and ready sister, (Melissa McCarthy) a scene stealer - I always thought she was a good supporting character in the TV show the Gilmore Girls, haven't watched her new show, Mike and Molly; but surprisingly, in this movie, McCarthy is comedically fearless!
Bridesmaid's not going to be a run away hit, but the movie has good momentum. Wiig's ability to be a lovable loser and trademark under-her-breath commentary, combined with the chemistry she and Rudolph share as real-life friends, adds to the watchability.
And what's a comedy without some over the top bathroom humor? - a fully decked out bride squatting and shitting in the street is quite a visual.
(Directed by: Paul Feig)