Movie Review Monday: Bridesmaids

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Bridesmaids movie reviewI am a HUGE movie-lover.  Always have been.  I love all kinds of movies: comedies, chick-flicks, romance, adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, 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!

Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

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Comments (4)

Margo Currie
Exit 1 Stop Realty - Saint Augustine Beach, FL

Thanks for a great review of the movie. I love comedies, and I'm anxious to see it. Great commercial for Bridesmaids!

May 16, 2011 10:37 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

I've heard nothing but fabulous things about this movie.  I've been a bridesmaid quite a few times and will definitely check this one out.

May 16, 2011 10:43 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Heather, wow, they should pay you for this review! I love a good comedy, thanks for the heads up!

May 16, 2011 12:46 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love Melissa McCarthy (and her show Mike and Molly) and have seen her on several talk shows lately.  The clips I've seen for the movie have been awesome.  I can't wait to see it!

Jun 03, 2011 01:24 PM

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