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Bridesmaids (2011/I)
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Maiden Voyage, 14 May 2011
4/10

I should have known. After seeing Ms. Wiig's appearance on "The Daily Show," during which she admitted having to buy and consult a book on "how to write a screenplay" prior to creating "Bridesmaids," I still went ahead and shelled out the money for a ticket. And, as I suspected, the movie came off as a less than sure collection of scenes trying desperately to inflate a plot.

And don't get me wrong, some of those scenes are hysterical. But this movie doesn't know what it wants to be, and so suffers from the same malaise that afflicts the lead character, Annie: drift.

I believe Kristen Wiig has better material in her future. But she's got to move from the neat form of sketch comedy to the more challenging, and longer, form of feature film with her storytelling talents intact.