I am a HUGE movie-lover. Always have been. I love all kinds of movies: comedies, chick-flicks, romance, adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, horror...you name it, I probably like it. It gives you a much broader base of entertainment that way. I'm the same way with music. In fact, a typical weekend involves at least one movie but usually a few more than that. In that vein, I thought I'd start writing a regular feature called Movie Review Monday. For my first Movie Review Monday, I thought I'd write about "Bridesmaids".
Co-written by and starring Kirsten Wiig (Saturday Night Live's Suzie Orman, Gillie and the Target Lady), "Bridesmaids" has been advertised (incorrectly, might I add) as a "chick-flick". I think this is mostly due to the fact that the main characters are all women. This is unfortunate because I think that too easily dismisses it to many male audiences who would be brought to tears by the hilariousness of the movie, just as my husband was. It might help to know that "Bridesmaids" is brought to us by the same people that brought us "Superbad", "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" (which Ms. Wiig also had a bit part as an E! news producer making off-the-cuff rude remarks to a pregnant Katherine Heigl).
Kristin Wiig plays Annie, a 30-something woman with a lousy streak with men, who is best friends with Maya Rudolph's Annie (also from SNL...think skinny Oprah Winfrey, Celine Dion and Donatella Versace). When Annie becomes engaged, she, naturally, picks her lifelong best friend Annie to be her maid-of-honor. Annie happily accepts even as her own love life has crumbled down around her. And, when Lillian's new, rich and VERY beautiful friend Helen tries to upstage Annie at every possible moment to prove that SHE is in fact more worthy of the maid-of-honor position, every moment that unfolds is absolutely hilarious. And, Melissa McCarthy (currently on TV's "Mike and Molly", formerly of "Gilmore Girls") will make you laugh every moment she is on screen.
I encourage anyone who wants to laugh so hard they cry to run out to the movie theaters and watch "Bridesmaids". This movie proves that women find humor in the silly, sick and twisted just as men do and they look damn good doing it!
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