Bridesmaids (2011)

BridesmaidsRelease Date: May 13, 2011Director: Paul FeigStars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose ByrneRuntime: 125 min.

This film is usually very, very funny and features a breakout role from the charismatic Melissa McCarthy. However, I think it pans out like a traditional romantic comedy, with room for originality. Melissa McCarthy and other select characters really make the film. Honestly, I don’t like how McCarthy got so much recognition for this role. Let me explain. She’s hilarious in this, but I think this has restricted to her to dirty and crude roles in the cinema universe. She’s still hilarious, but I just wish she would be able to play more tame comedy roles, or not play such dirty characters, because she’s really quite pretty. She still is a great screen presence, but this type of character might get old really quickly. Anyway, it’s usually extremely funny, but I get bored when it’s not being funny. The main conflict between Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne’s characters becomes tedious to me. And that’s what drives the film, so that’s a problem… The runtime is just exhausting. I really think 50/50 should have received the Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards instead of this. I respect this for what it tries to be, and I do laugh a lot when I’m in the mood for it. I might re-watch it, take notes of when the funniest jokes are, and just watch those scenes.


6 thoughts on “Bridesmaids (2011)

  1. Not as hilarious or rip-roaring as everybody made it out to be when it first came out, but still funny in the way that it shows the gals can do just as much dirty shite, and still make it work, just as much as the dirty boys. Good review Dan.

    1. Yeah, agreed, but I do laugh very hard at about two memorable scenes (the one on the airplane, and the dress fitting). Hahah yeah, that’s a pretty good point, right there! Thanks for the comment, as always, Dan. 🙂

  2. The dress fitting scene was a bit too much for me, but the airplane scene was my favorite! I may or may not frequently use the quote, “Help me I’m poor”… Anyway, I agree with what you said about McCarthy’s character; I saw her in Identity Thief and she played a very similar character in that movie.

    1. LOL, I love the line “I’d like to apologize, I’m not sure which end that came out of.” But yeah, I could see how it could be a lot for some. That exchange between Wiig and Byrne when Wiig tries to eat the almond during that scene admittedly makes me a bit anxious for some reason… And I think that’ll be the exact same case for The Heat 😦

      Thanks for the comment!

  3. It’s really funny the first time you watch it but it doesn’t stand up to repeat viewing. It’s a lot better than most of what’s out there at the moment.

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