Bridesmaids Plot Summary:
We have already the idea of how men prefer to spend time right before the marriage, like the wolf pack from The Hangover. Now there is a decent respond written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo and directed by experienced Paul Feig titled under the name Bridesmaids.
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is far from being called a lucky girl. All her hopes for a happy future faded away when she at first lost her business and then her boyfriend. Without money and a decent job, yet with a self-absorbed lover, she is still longing for better changes in her life. Lillian (Maya Rudolph), Annie's best friend, is getting married to a wealthy banker. Surely she wants to share her joy and happiness with her best friends including Annie, Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey), Becca (Ellie Kemper), Megan (Melissa McCarthy) and Helen (Rose Byrne). But Helen and Lillian become jealous for their friendship with a bride right at the moment they meet. The days before the marriage turn into a real challenge for Annie, Helen and the bride herself, where first two were trying to put a spoke in each other's wheel.
Actually the trailer gives you the first impression about the movie: funny, entertaining, bright, with a range of absolutely different characters giving a nice example of stereotypes, where Annie being a failure, Lillian a lovable and romantic girl, overweight Megan and gorgeous, wealthy yet bitchy Helen. It makes you think about the friends you have, with at least one of those be yours. It also gives a sense of reality to the movie, bringing all the problems to light which are usually covered by loveliness and fussiness of a bridal shower. If you had a similar experience then you are likely to enjoy this comedy.
Another point to add to this Bridesmaids review concerns the wit as well as the humor of this film. There are nice witty dialogues that add to the point. It would be one of the greatest intelligent comedy but for too much attention paid to Annie-and-Helen conflict. In some cases you will discover that the girls are too obsessed with jealousy and rush into it each time they are seen together on the screen. It might be realistic of course, but sometimes a movie is a nice chance to escape from it at least for a while. Nevertheless, the movie became a box office hit of this year grossing the impressive sum of millions of dollars in its opening week only. Yeah, women rule in 2011!
You will certainly come across the comparison between Bridesmaids and The Hangover. Be aware, they are absolutely different movies! The only common thing there is the event that causes all that chaos – the wedding party. The way of storytelling and presenting characters is original. It is refreshing, appealing to women, yet intended to bring about a hilarious mood and make anyone, including males, laughing.
|Produced in:||United States|
|Starring:||Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper|
|Directed by:||Paul Feig|
|Produced by:||Paul Feig|
7.2 out of 10 (37,762 votes)
|Running Time:||2 hr. 5 min.|
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