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Adam Elliott blogs about movies, cinema life and other goofy things.

Movie Review: Bridesmaids

Rated R – 2h4

Call it the female version of The Hangover if you want, but Bridesmaids is really a fantastic and raunchy comedy of it's own, that’s got a lot of heart.

Annie (Kristin Wiig) is a losery Milwaukee girl who hasn’t quite figured it all out. Picked as her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) maid of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.

I am told by my girlfriend that this movie perfectly and realistically nails the dynamic of women in a group setting. From the relationship between the two best friends to the catty conversations, she felt it was on par. I felt a true nature of the friendship between Annie and Lillian, which made you care about their future. I think it’s also what shifts the film from a basic comedy to a well rounded story.

Even without an unbelievably raunchy scene involving the ladies dealing with food poisoning while trying out bridesmaid’s dresses, this film still works. There were roars of laughter and ewwws of disgust from audience I saw it with.

Wiig gets co-writing credits for the film, but really she deserves more accolades than that. She steps far beyond the limitations of a three minute sketch on Saturday Night Live and earns the title actress.

Much credit goes to Melissa McCarthy. She takes her role as the strong hearted, yet hefty fellow bridesmaid and knocks it out of the park. The film also does a good job of juggling the large group of characters, without making any the lesser. It’s an all around well done comedy.

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05/17/2011 7:00AM
Movie Review: Bridesmaids
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