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I can't believe that this is what passes for comedy nowadays. This is a depressing story of a girl who hits rock bottom and keeps falling. And falling. And falling. And just when you think it can't get any more miserable or depressing it does. It just drags and drags in a joyless manner the majority of the time. There are maybe two laughs the whole time and the rest of the movie you're cringing at the ridiculous things the main character does and the stupid way she ruins all the good things in her life. The only thing that's actually funny is the fat girl. Overall I think only sadistic people could enjoy this movie. Just don't see it if you don't want to see people getting diarrhea in their bridesmaid's dress.
While it's good to see a female-driven comedy written by women (though produced and directed by men), it would be nice if the movie had some actual humor in it. Most of the characters are consistently petty, shallow, dishonest, selfish, and have rather ridiculous motivations for nearly everything they do. The pace is slow, the jokes fall flat, and the dramatic conflicts are oversimplified to the point of making the characters look incredibly stupid for not easily avoiding them. It is beyond my understanding how someone might consider any part of this movie to be a realistic or recognizable representation of "real" women, or of anyone.
In principle, I believe that young women are as much entitled as their
male counterparts to indulge in sexual fantasy, bathroom humor and
disgusting personal behavior. And, in the Hollywood tradition of
one-bad-(but-financially-successful)-film-deserves-another, there are
reports that studios are planning several films that will travel the
route staked out by "Bridesmaids." Before they do so, I hope the MPAA
will establish a new rating: Z (no one over 50 admitted unless
accompanied by a 20-something, female of questionable taste).
Kristen Wiig is a talented comic and there are a few moments in this movie that are actually funny. But most of the young women with whom she is surrounded are, like the young men in similar movies, illustrators of juvenile humor, grown up only in the sense that it mostly involves sex rather than farting and burping.
I thought this was supposed to be the female version of Hangover. Like Hangover it made a ton of money at the box office. And like Hangover there will probably be a sequel or two. But the similarity ends there. Whig & Rudolf are from SNL and this feels like one very very long SNL skit. Ms. Whig is on her way to becoming the next Adam Sandler. I can't believe this movie received Academy Award nominations and a movie like Drive didn't (well maybe one for sound). Melissa McCarthy is very strange and because she is so different from most of the comedy actors working today she is very watchable. You never know what she might do next. I get the impression she will do anything for a laugh. A good example is the sink scene in the upscale wedding shop. When she hosted SNL she also took a lot of chances. I hope she starts to get better material in the future.
I'm so, so disappointed. I wasn't that fussed about watching this but
all my friends said it was hilarious, so many great reviews etc that in
the end I couldn't wait to see it and was really looking forward to it.
After renting it on iTunes at the bargain price of £3.49(!), I settled
down expecting to enjoy a humorous couple of hours. This didn't happen
and I feel cheated.
I've given the film 4/10, three of these points are for Melissa McCarthy who plays Megan and provides all of the decent comedy moments and is possibly the only likable character in the entire film.
The thing with films like this is that you need to like the characters, you need to want to see the downtrodden, unlucky in life and love underdog get their day in the sun and the happy ending. Unfortunately, Annie (Kristen Wiig) was such a bitter, twisted, jealous, vindictive cow that I was hoping more that she'd get hit by a truck. I didn't want to see her get a happy ending, she didn't deserve one. She was vile. I'd usually be laughing my head off in a scene like the one at the bridal shower but because the tone of the film is so nasty (struggling to find a better word but that's just what it is) I was completely stone faced.
I didn't find the bathroom scenes offensive but I don't think they worked well at all and again, failed to make me laugh - I think it was a poor attempt to get a giggle and, again, where I'd be laughing in another film, this just didn't work.
The writing is pretty bad, the dialogue is rubbish. Looks like a lot is improvised which can be brilliant with some actors, not with these. It just drew out an already boring scene and made me realise how damn irritating Kristen Wiig is.
Just a shoddy, hackneyed, poor film. Don't believe the hype!
My wife and I recently watched this movie with great expectations of a laugh filled presentation and boy were we disappointed! This movie is probably one of the most depressing attempts, I've seen for humor in years. I see nothing funny in witnessing public displays of crude behavior, especially from women! I kept thinking, as I watched this movie it must be going to get better, it never did and when it finally ended I couldn't believe that anyone would think that this might be construed as a comedy! I was relieved to see that the academy award nominee, rightfully did not win for her awful performance. Good funny movies are a joy to watch in today's depressing economy, this movie was just plain awful!
Lillian (Maya Rudolph) picks Annie (Kristen Wiig) as her Maid of Honor,
but Helen (Rose Byrne) vies for the job anyway and things get way out
This could have been a nice movie regarding friendships if the inappropriate and disgusting parts were eliminated. And, there were many. Let's start with the inappropriate and almost x-rated sex act in the opening scenes to the disgusting parts: a woman in a wedding gown defecating in the street ; a woman defecating in a sink of all places; a woman throwing up on the head of another woman also throwing up in a toilet; and language, language, language throughout. Do women really talk this way when by themselves?
Billed as a comedy, there was nothing funny in here unless the disgusting parts mentioned row your boat. Women wrote this screenplay and when that happens, they seem to have a tendency to outdo the men to come up with Super-Raunchy stuff and that they did.
The only thing that would change these disgusting acts is that they be shown as promos on network TV during prime time. Now, you know that will never happen. The promos only show you the tame stuff and off you go to what you think will be a nice movie regarding friendships and then get the shock of your life.
However, there is a nice boy meets girl scenario when Annie meets Officer Nathan (Chris O'Dowd). These scenes are pleasant. And, later when Annie needs Officer Nathan to help find Lillian and she does crazy things in her car toward that end, Nathan won't budge because he was jilted earlier by Annie. These scenes are somewhat comical. Too bad the rest of the movie wasn't like this.
Ready for more shocks? It seems that if your character behaves outrageously in a raunchy manner you get a Best Supporting Actress nomination.
And, one more: there is also an Oscar nomination for Best Writing for Original Screenplay. Give me a break. (1/10)
Violence: No. Sex act: Yes. Nudity: No. Public Defecation: Yes. Children spewing F-bombs: Yes. Language: F-bombs throughout.
After seeing this movie, or rather after seeing the first five minutes,
both I and my girlfriend concurred that if there was any time there
would be a legitimate reason to slit ones wrists, then it would be
during or after watching this fart in your face movie.
What the X$!? are people on, to actually enjoy such a worthless waste of film ? And to be nominated for two Oscars ? Put down your crack-pipes people!
There isn't even a valid point to point out the horrible movie-angels and horrible way it was filmed. How unsympathetic, how hideous and pathetic this stool smear was. This stank of so much desperation in trying to make the audience laugh, that it would have been less embarrassing to try to explain how you ended up jerking off to two girls and a cup. It sure did feel like you were a cup!
Now I'm not bent on using this kind of language, but I have never seen a movie that has made me want to travel back in time, to commit suicide drastically, just so that I would never have to accidentally see this mentally and emotionally challenged crap of a movie.
Now even atheists have reason to believe that there is truly a hell to watch out for. Drag this out for all eternity and you will never commit a bad deed for the rest of your life!
You ever have that movie that everyone loved and you despised with
every fiber of your being? That's this movie for me.
Something I've noticed in reviews for this film is that the word "funny" keeps popping up. Yet no one can name WHY this movie is funny. They just say that it is and we're supposed to take their word for it.
I'm a man and I found this movie horrendously unfunny and miserable. It's not like the premise is unfunny, so why isn't it registering with me? For me, the movie fails because it only focuses on the negative aspects of these shenanigans. It only shows how these events affect our hero in a BAD way. This isn't funny, it's just depressing.
I don't know who would like this film, and the people I do know who like it can't explain why. I'm not saying it's the worst film ever made, but it's MY most hated. It is one of two films where I honestly considered walking out and asking for my money back.(The other being the 2010 version of Alice In Wonderland)
Just a complete waste of my life for 2 hours. No story line, terrible acting,movies are meant to transport you to a special place, or to laugh or enjoy. This one does nothing for you. No relationships, nothing funny, just stupid pathetic in face jokes. Don't waste your time with it. I want a refund. I am required to write 10 lines to post a review, so I will have to find 10 more reasons why you should not waste your time watching this really pathetic film. Did I mention it was not funny, did I mention there is absolutely NO story line to it all. Did I mention your life will be considerably improved by not watching this. Just go to bed and sleep 2 more hours and you will wake up so much happier for not seeing this. The pathetic opening sex scene, what is that about, you cant think of anything to write about Kristen so you think a 'hot' sex scene will cover up your lack of talent. Just go back to waitressing, I am sure you will do better at that. I will be making sure I avoid your name in all future movies.
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