Monday Movie Review: Bridesmaids


Bridesmaids is probably one of the funniest and most fun movie you’ll watch this year. Starring SNL‘s Kristen Wiig as Annie, the maid of honor/complete mess and Maya Rudolph as Lillian, the best friend and bride to be, Bridesmaids is a hilarious comedy produced by Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) and directed by Paul Feig.

The story revolves around Annie, who’s been best friends with Lillian since childhood. They are both surprised by the news of Lillian getting married. Annie receives this as a blow, especially during a time in her life where she’s just been fired, being used for sex, and has no home and no money. Regardless, Annie is joined up with a group of misfit bridesmaids to help plan Lillian’s wedding. This costly and dreary process becomes less about Lillian and more about the rivalry between Annie and Lillian’s new close friend Helen (Rose Byrne), who is elegant, beautiful, wealthy, and close to perfect.

Be prepared for a two hour journey of side-splitting laughter at the ridiculous situations Annie brings upon herself as she stops at nothing to win the approval of her best friend. The supporting cast of bridesmaids each has their own unique and funny characters. Rita (Wendy McLendon-Covey) the unhappily married cousin of the bride, Megan (Melissa Mcarthy) the groom’s hilarious butch sister, and Becca (Ellie Kemper) who idolizes Rita in a questionable way. Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd) is a police officer that meets Annie by chance and continues to run into her by accident. He becomes quite fond of her as she resists his attempts at getting closer to her.

This is not your everyday wedding movie. It takes a new approach and shows us the marriage process from a different angle: The unfortunate bridesmaid rather than the fortunate bride.

With its clever storyline, smart dialogue, and extremely funny scenes, this is not a movie to be missed. It also delivers a deeper message about getting your life together.

Don’t miss out on it and let us know what you think of it.