Funniest Movie: “Bridesmaids”

Get ready to laugh, and I mean really laugh.  Big, fat belly laughs.  Some of the jokes are so funny that you will burst into laughter a few minutes after it has ended just thinking about it again.

“Bridesmaids” is hysterical.  No, it is not a Chick Flick.  It is similar to “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, only female focused.  Men will love it just as much as women.  Judd Apatow is the best.

The casting is brilliant.  Kristin Wiig, as Annie, is hysterical.  Her movements are funny.  Her face is funny.  Her dancing is funny.  She plays a best friend on the verge of a nervous breakdown, destined to be the Maid of Honor while her own life is falling apart at the seams. 

Annie sleeps with, and is emotionally abused by, Ted, played by Jon Hamm.  Hamm is as gorgeous as ever, but you will hate him as he mistreats Annie with a smile on his face.  It is a small role, but he plays it well.

The cast of other bridesmaids are hysterical, especially Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy.  She is a big, mannish, crass bridesmaid (also the groom’s sister).  She doesn’t seem to fit into the group at first, but as the movie unfolds she becomes more and more integral to the story.

Helen, who plays Annie nemesis as the bride’s new bff, is also flawless.  Rose Byrne plays this role, and she is more recognizable from previous roles than most of the other cast, though Jill Clayburgh does have a small role as Annie’s mom too — a woman who goes to AA meetings and sponsors people even though she has never had a drink.

See this movie if you like to laugh.  It is a breath of fresh air, the funniest film to date in 2011.

Two very definite thumb’s up from me and my boyfriend.  I’m still laughing thinking about it!


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One Response to Funniest Movie: “Bridesmaids”

  1. I loved Bridesmaids so much! I was trying to tell my guy friends they’d enjoy it just as much and was met with some reluctance, but I figure their girlfriends will drag them along at some point and they’ll understand. So, so fabulous. I love (a) that it was written by Kristen Wiig and that (b) “written” doesn’t mean there wasn’t some room for improv, because a lot of Melissa McCarthy’s fabulous lines were improv. The fact she could pull some of that stuff out of thin air helped make the movie so plausible and fun for me!

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