Excerpt: When her childhood friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) gets engaged, 30-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) goes through a major life crisis. She hates her job and her roommates and the one man in her life (Jon Hamm) takes her for granted, but things get exponentially worse when Lillian's wealthy new friend Helen (Rose Byrne) insists on taking point on every part of the wedding preparations despite Annie being Lillian's maid-of-honor.
Excerpt: The whole world is against Annie (Kristen Wiig). Her one shot at the American Dream, a cake shop, was eaten by the Great Recession; she's forced to live with a pair of obnoxious roommates so that she won't have to move back home with her mother; and her quote-unquote "boyfriend" is only interested in her for sex and isn't even decent enough to hide the fact. Then her best friend (Maya Rudolph) announces she's engaged and things start to really go downhill.
Excerpt: I think one of the reasons that some people hold off on getting married is the sheer preparation involved to get there. Take me, for example. I got married last year and was 100% in favor of going to Las Vegas and getting hitched along with some family. Nope. Didn’t happen. Then again men tend to look at the wedding (note, not marriage , the wedding ) a lot differently than women.
Excerpt: Paul Feig’s 2011 comedy smash hit Bridesmaids, co-written by star Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumulo, sees Wiig play a woman named Annie. Approaching middle age and still stinging a bit from the fact that her bakery business went under, she nevertheless has a great time hanging out with her best friend since way back, Lillian (Maya Rudolph).
Conclusion: Bridesmaids is a one-of-a-kind film, with a one-of-a-kind cast, and a one-of-a-kind Blu-ray. If you were choosing whether or not to get this, GET IT! This Blu-ray is jam-packed with spectacular video, audio, and an array of extensive special features that should keep one busy for hours and hours. A great movie, a great Blu-ray, a great time.
Excerpt: Bridesmaids comes daringly close to breaking Dumb & Dumber’s unofficial record for toilet humor greatness. Regardless of what people say about it, there’s a line between when toilet humor humor works and exists for a reaction. Maya Rudolph in the middle of the street wearing a wedding dress worth thousands while slowly succumbing to the effects of ravaged Brazilian food? Comedy gold. Oddly enough, it’s one of the few scenes in Bridesmaids that knows when to quit.
Summary: Bridesmaids ushers in a new era of comedy, proving once and for all that women could be funny, mass audiences would flock to movies with funny women and that gross-out R-rated comedies are not just a boy’s club domain. Hysterical, insightful, honest, and brilliant, Bridesmaids is easily the best comedy so far this year.