Bridesmaids

The 2011 comedy, Bridesmaids, deals with a group of eccentric women who are thrown together to celebrate a wedding. The movie follows Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) and her lifelong friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). They are very close and share everything together, but everything seems to change when Lillian gets engaged to her boyfriend. Annie, who is having problems in her own life, is very happy and a little jealous towards Lillian. However, she agrees to becomes the maid of honor, and what pursues next is hilarity and chaos. As Annie meets the other bridesmaids, her life begins to go in a downward spiral. Now, Annie and the girls must go down the crazy road of matrimony, while Annie tries to keep her composure and do what is best for her best friend.

The Cast of Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is the best comedy of 2011, and is by far one of my favorite films of the year. It is also one of the best comedies if not the best comedy that came out in the past 11 years. I don’t remember when I laughed this hard. From the start of the movie to the end credits, I could not stop laughing. Bridesmaids has the perfect blend of physical humor, one liners, and  toilet humor. The movie also have scenes that are heartfelt and serious. The writers, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, do a fantastic job at balancing the humorous and earnest scenes. The writing and the dialogue shines throughout the movie, and the pair are very deserving of their Oscar nomination. When watching the movie, you do not forget that you are watching a comedy, but there are underlying themes and drama that are well concise and thought out . The themes ranges from friendship, loyalty, to people who may or may not change throughout life. Bridesmaids has struck gold with this very smart script, and it delivers on so many different levels. Bridesmaids also completes a tremendous feat by finally giving an all female cast a movie that outshines almost every comedy before it. This movie proudly shows that women can be smarter and funnier than their male counterparts, and shows that this type of movie is not only for the boys. Bridesmaids is triumph and a great treat that will be sure to have a great impact and influence in many inspiring actresses and comedians.

Another great aspect of this film is the cast. Everyone does a fantastic job at keeping the humor going from scene to scene. All of the ladies do a wonderful job working together, and playing off of each other. It appears that they all enjoyed working together, and it really shows on the screen. Their chemistry is excellent, and all of the characters are relatable and/or likable. Kristen Wiig does a tremendous job at playing Annie. Wiig proves that her talents are fitted for the big screen, and that she can make a successful transition away from Saturday Night Live. Her comedic presence is felt throughout the movie, and when it is time to get serious she holds her own. However, there are two performances that steal the movie. The obvious one is Melissa McCarthy’s performance as Megan. Melissa is a riot throughout, and this is definitely her breakout role. Since her role in the hit tv show, Mike and Molly, Melissa has been in the public’s consciousness, and rightfully so. However, with this performance she is going to be a household name. Expect more great stuff from her in the near future. Another performance that steals the show, and my personal favorite, is the lovely Rose Byrne as Helen. Helen is a stuck up, self-centered human being. She only cares for herself and for materialistic things. It is easy to hate her, but Rose plays her with thoughtfulness .You can’t help but to like her. Rose is extremely funny in this, and has great arguments and fights with Wiig. Her performance is very consistent. In the end, you genuinely care for and appreciate all of the characters, and at times that is all you want from a movie.

Many people have said that women can’t be pretty and funny, or that women are not meant for comedies. This argument needs to come to an official end right here. The cast of this brilliant movie are all beautiful and hilarious. They deserve all the praise that comes their way. Bridesmaids proudly and simply proves all of the critics wrong. This movies is mostly comprised of women, and they all do a phenomenal job. They show that they can have just as much as fun as any man, if not more. I recommend this movie for everybody, of the appropriate age of course. Watching this movie you are sure to have a great time, and by the end of the movie you will want these great women as your bridesmaids. Personally, I will choose these group of girls over four men who get drunk in Las Vegas, any time of the year.

Bridesmaids was nominated for two Oscars: Best Supporting Actress (McCarthy) and Best Original Screenplay (Wiig and Mumolo). The cast included: Kristen Wiig (Friends With Kids), Maya Rudolph (Away We Go), Melissa McCarthy (Life As We Know It), and Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class). It was direct by Paul Feig (The Office).

 

4 out of 4

-By Louie Coruzzolo

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