Bridesmaids - Movie Review

Universal Pictures presents a hilarious comedy about the dynamic between bridesmaids which centres around Annie (Kristen Wiig), a sad single who's childhood best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is getting married before her. Annie's mediocre life perks up somewhat when she is asked to be the maid of honour. She meets the other bridesmaids (Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) for the first time at Lillian's engagement party and takes an instant dislike to Helen (Rose Byrne), Lillian's other close friend who also wanted the job as maid of honor. The two start competing for Lillian's favour which often ends disastrously for Annie. Her friendship with Lillian is strained as her life spirals out of control dragging down her job as maid of honour with it. When Annie hits rock bottom, she'll have one chance to prove to Lillian and her bridesmaids she is capable of being her best friend and rebuild her life in the process.

Bridesmaids is about friendship, jealous and romance presented in a super funny way. It has many emotional and tender moments and will leave the audience feeling satisfied after leaving the theatre. All the relationships are beautifully played out - Kristen Wiig nailed her part as the broke, self-pitying friend driven by jealousy. All the bridesmaids have their own quirks and have very colourful personalities. Megan played by Melissa McCarthy, may be the oddest of the bunch. She is so eccentric but McCarthy manages to play the character with a straight face. Word of caution: if you want to be able to eat a sandwich again don't stay for the credits! Bridesmaids is a highly recommend watch especially for women but I'm taking a guess that men will also find the movie hilarious. If you want a guaranteed laugh, this is the movie to watch.

Bridesmaids is in theatres this Friday, May 13th, 2011.

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