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Not gonna lie, this movie is a huge waste of money. I had heard so many
good things about it, and I was really excited for it, but I found that
it was a huge disappointment. I'm a guy, so I will admit, some things I
didn't find funny because it was targeted for women. However, I have NO
idea why this movie was said to be "The Hangover" but with women. There
is no comparison AT ALL.If you think it is as funny as "The Hangover",
then you are an idiot. There were only like 3 scenes that could only
make me chuckle, and the rest of the time I felt like I was watching a
drama. Aside from the lack of comedy aspect of the movie, another
reason why it wasn't very good was because there were so many plot
holes left in the end. I was waiting to see if they would tie
everything together, but they didn't.
There was only one character in the movie that was remotely funny, and that was Melissa McCarthy's character, Megan. If the rest of the cast was at least half as funny as she was, then the movie might be bearable. So in closing, the movie was terrible, and I wish I could give it a -1 instead of a 1.
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I had to brace myself to sit through this Film, as I had read some reviews that actually had praised it, and it was a very long two hours to endure what has to be described as one of the most sleazy movies I have yet seen. The attempts at humor mostly concerned pooping/farting/belching and vomiting, so if that is anyone's idea of a comedy then this is for you! The Wedding shop bathroom scene was the most distasteful of a bad lot, while the Airplane sequence was so unbelievable and overlong, and the other so-called "highlight" was the "hens' do" that was so badly staged and overacted that the most predictable ending could not come quick enough! I was so sad to see such a great actress as Jill Clayburgh having to lower her standards to take a role in this disaster.
"Matrimony: Unbelievably Believable" Director Paul Feig and Producer
Judd Apatow have successfully created a romantic comedy that breaks
through the usual limitations and rules of the genre. Bridesmaids
proves that women can be as raunchy as men releasing the ridiculous
upon audiences in original fashion backed by heart. Kristen Wiig has
finally proved that she is much more than the goof seen on Saturday
Night Live jumping to the top of the comedy genre brining the buddy
comedy to the feminine arena. Wiig stars as a thirty-something year old
women named Annie whose life is headed on a downward spiral. Her
roommates are impossible to live with, her job sucks and her love life
is nonexistent except for meaningless sexual escapades with a man named
Ted (Jon Hamm, The Town). To top it off her best friend Lillian (Maya
Rudolph, Away We Go) puts things into perspective when telling Annie
she is getting married. On the bright side, Lillian has chosen Annie to
be her Maid of Honor giving Annie something worth working for. Annie's
excitement doesn't last long as she meets Lillian's diverse bridesmaids
choices, Megan (Melissa McCarthy, CBS's Mike and Molly ), Becca (Ellie
Kemper, NBC's The Office), and Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey, Reno 911!:
Miami) along with Helen (Rose Byrne, Get Him to the Greek) who uses her
wealth and power to takeover as Maif of Honor. Annie has hit bottom and
with the support of a police officer named Rhodes (Chris O'Dowd,
Gulliver's Travels) and the antics of female relationships, she embarks
on a hilarious yet meaningful journey to rediscover herself.
Bridesmaids differentiates itself from the rom-com stereotype with the clever cliché-free scriptwriting of Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. No matter how outrageous the jokes become, they are smart, fun and unbelievably believable. Consequently, the film controls the outrage allowing the humor to improve the story and support the almost perfect Apatow cast. For example, Melissa McCarthy acts like a complete idiot racking up the laughs giving male raunch a run for its money. However, the stand out performance and the best performance of an actress this year so far comes from Kristen Wiig's multidimensional melding of comedy and drama.
How do you complain about a movie as unique as Bridesmaids? Well first audiences expecting to see a chick flick have no idea what they are getting themselves into and if they cannot take the raunch it is going to be a painful two hours. Also, while the film is titled Bridesmaids, viewers may expect a story based around more than one woman, when in actuality it is not. Even so, the only real problem with the film is its song and dance happy ending, undermining what could have been a great finale.
Comedies bordering the two-hour mark usually have a hard time engrossing the audience as the jokes run thin and the drama ensues, however, Bridesmaids' comedy becomes smarter and smarter giving each of the bridesmaids a matrimonial purpose in Wiig's fasttrack to the A-List.
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Kristen Wiig is the only reason I wanted to see this movie, and she is insanely hilarious! (She'll go down in history with Lucille Ball and Gilda Radner) Of course, it had more great actresses such as Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. There were a lot of hilarious and disgustingly awesome jokes. Wiig plays Annie, best friend to Lillian who is about to get married. Annie is asked to be the Maid of Honor and becomes jealous of Lillian's new rich friend, Helen. Throughout the movie, Annie slowly goes crazy and constantly competes against Helen. If you want a good decent comedy, you'll love BRIDESMAIDS!!!
Went to see this movie on opening night with my wife. My wife laughs at almost anything remotely funny and I didn't hear much out of her for the first 20-30min. I found the best aspect of the movie was the relationship between Kristen Wiigs character and the policeman. I found the parts with the bridesmaids to be be over the top, ridiculous, and annoying. They tried too hard to be funny. I did like Kristen Wiig's character and wouldn't mind seeing her in a romantic comedy. Chris Odowd's character was charming. endearing and was the most real. I was really rooting for him to end up with the girl. In all, the movie has some funny parts (mostly what you see in the trailer) but it would probably have been better to have rented it.
I'm not the biggest Judd Apatow fan, but I do consider his films
entertaining. A good majority of the films produced under the Apatow
Productions moniker are more than a little amusing, as well. In fact,
I'm partial to both Anchorman and Pineapple Express. Despite Apatow's
involvement with the film, Bridesmaids didn't really interest me all
that much in concept. Another R-rated comedy revolving around a wedding
with a mostly female cast? Who cares? The underestimation on my part
probably helped the film more than anything as Bridesmaids turned out
to be an adult comedy with a little more meat on its bones than the
trailers perhaps lead you to believe.
While the film is both filthy and raunchy at times, the foundation of Bridesmaids lies within the relationship between Annie and Lillian. Their chemistry along with the way they both screw up their lives when they're away from one another is the heart and soul of the film. Lillian's marriage falling apart is kind of a given just with how eccentric each character in the main cast is, but Annie's depression, downward spiral, and inability to drive herself forward rather than continuously pushing herself back is key to giving the film an emotional kick that isn't even hinted at in the trailers. Melissa McCarthy steals nearly every scene that she's in thanks to her outrageous antics and incredibly high self esteem. Nearly every one of the bridesmaids gets a good laugh at some point in the film even if a few of them (Reno! 911's Wendi McLendon-Covey and The Office's Ellie Kemper) don't get as much screen time as others.
Bridesmaids almost felt like it was stronger during its more dramatic and softhearted sequences in comparison to the overall comedic atmosphere of the rest of the film, which is weird since it is absolutely a comedy. While the obscene and sometimes scatological jokes used in the film were mostly original in execution and chuckle-worthy at times, it somehow all just felt very familiar to me. The Brazilian food that gave them all food poisoning felt like it borrowed heavily from Dumb & Dumber, the Wilson Phillips joke was funnier in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, while most of the scenes on the airplane seemed to offer a female version of a scene straight out of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with more profanity. Then there's the film itself which was like Wedding Crashers if seen through the eyes of the women in the actual wedding. I guess on one hand, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. All of those comedies are rather exceptional while at least two of them would be considered classics, but that sense of familiarity was still there like Déjà vu sneaking up behind you and trying to tickle you while spewing a constant string of F-bombs.
Bridesmaids is a dirty, vulgar, over the top comedy that attempts to affect your limits of compassion just as much as the extent of your hilarity. While some of the gross-out humor came off as a little much at times, Kristen Wiig is able to prove just how talented she really is. It is at least able to offer an R-rated comedy that both sexes will enjoy, which is more that can be said for most PG-13 romantic comedies. Bridesmaids is an entertaining stumble into borderline comedic genius that will keep people talking about it long after it's relevant.
It is by far the worst movie I have seen this year. And I seriously do
not understand why is it labeled as a comedy? 80% of the movie it is
plain sad. A sad sad movie, about a girl who is miserable. She is
lonely, broke, and is loosing her childhood best friend. Between a
series of humiliating situations the director decided to add some
jokes, or situational gags. I have to admit, a couple of them were
funny. But apart from those, we get 2 hours and 10 minutes of a woman
being miserable. She is more miserable than Dr. House during hist stay
in the mental hospital and after Cuddy dumped him put together.
The only good thing about this the role played by Chris O'Dowd, who is funny and convincing. Too bad, there is only about 25 minutes of him in that 2 hour 10 minutes worth of continuing sadness and misery.
It's sad that we've come down to the idea that comedy has to be vulgar, crude and about sex! Movies like this insult the intelligence of anyone above the age of 12. DO NOT make the same mistake I made by wasting your money and over 2 hours of your life by supporting this movie. I suggest sticking your head in a toilet bowl and flushing it repeatedly instead! You have to write 10 lines in order to get your comments posted, this is a hard thing to do when there is nothing good to say about something so bad. Some of the scenes in this movie are down right disgusting especially if you our eating. Most of the men in the theater were looking at their phones hoping that time would leap ahead so they could find a building to jump off!
Every time I think Hollywood can sink no lower, they do. I guess this
film is considered a great "advance" in the field, because now these
horrendous script writers and directors have shown that the girls can
fart, defecate, curse and inflict "funny" pain just as well as the
When will this idiocracy we live in finally get sick of "humor" that would have been considered immature for 12 year old boys as recently as twenty years ago? When was the last time a "comedy" was produced in Hollywood that wasn't based exclusively on potty humor and hapless males getting hit in the crotch?
Lorne Michaels should be ashamed of himself, for forcing all these monumental no-talents on America. Kristen Wiig is merely the latest in a long series of thoroughly unfunny, untalented, obnoxious "actors" like Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, David Spade, Rob Schneider, etc. Big screen comedies basically have been taken over by the pathetic alumni from SNL and the just as sordidly horrific "talent" emanating from the stable of Judd Apatow.
I wonder if Maya Rudolph-yet another ex-SNL cast member-can appreciate the irony of her appearing in a work of "art" like this, considering that she was one of the stars of Idiocracy. Probably not, considering that none of the SNL people seem to have the slightest appreciation of the brilliant satire Mike Judge employed in that film. Instead, they continue to collect hefty paychecks for contributing ever more filth to our decaying cultural landscape.
For those wondering if this comedy delivers the laughs the answer is yes it does. The humor keeps on coming, and this is perhaps the funniest film I've seen in the theaters this year. The setups are actually good, and almost every scene ends up being funny. I have to mention that this isn't a romantic comedy though there is some romance on the side. Apart from the bridesmaids I thought that the characters weren't well developed. The film is often raunchy but it has a sense of realism that's believable. Bridesmaids is similar to The Hangover (2009) and other films that followed. The difference is that this film stays true to life with scenes conveying different emotions that are very believable. In this sense the characterization is some of the best that I've seen in comedies. The film mirrors modern society very well, and it doesn't hide from weird and harsh realities. Kristen Wiig is fantastic in the lead role. Like I mentioned before, however, the supporting characters aren't the film's strength and scenes between Wiig and Chris O'Dowd were not something that I enjoyed. The scenes with the bridesmaids on the other hand were very enjoyable. To sum up Bridesmaids is an original, touching and enjoyable film. I definitely recommend seeing it.
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