Bridesmaids 2011

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Annie, a maid of honour whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian, and a group of colourful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honour. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals.

Starring:
Kristen Wiig,Maya Rudolph
Runtime:
2 hours, 4 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Paul Feig
Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph
Supporting actors Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 27 Nov. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
the film does have many moments of humour along with a bucket full of smutt, think the latter does take over a bit full-on at times.
the story tells the tale of 'Annie'(Kristen Wiig) who's best friend 'Lillian'(Maya Rudolph) is about to get married, 'Annie' is asked to be maid of honour.
'Five' bridesmaids in all, well, a certain amount of bitching and competition is threatening to ruin the brides big-day.
'Annie' is having a tough time in life, no stable relationship, a lost business, a duff car among many downsides to her life, now her friendship with 'Lillian' feels under threat.....
A few laugh out loud moments along the way.....worth a spin.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pokergrrl on 11 Sept. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I did not see the trailer for this film, but from reading other reviews I get the impression viewers were expecting laugh-out-loud hilarity. Not the case. It's more of a slow burner. But that's not a bad thing.

The premise of the story is based around Annie (Kristen Wiig) who is maid of honour for her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph). But it's when Lillian introduces Annie to her new friend Helen (Rose Byrne) that the drama and rivalry ensues. They compete for who can impress Lillian the most. Annie goes on a path of destruction, losing her job, getting kicked out of her flat, messing up her romantic relationships and losing her best friend. But, of course, she turns it all around (would be quite a depressing film if she didn't!).

There are some excellent moments in the film and excellent characters. Annie's flat mates Brynn and Gil (Rebel Wilson and Matt Lucas) are this odd brother and sister from England who decide to chuck Annie out of the flat because they think they are too old to live together with a flat-mate - so they are going to live together, alone (work that one out!). They actually look like brother and sister, so the casting is spot on.

Megan (Melissa McCarthy, Molly from Mike and Molly) is one of the bridesmaids and the brides' sister-in-law to be, and she is hilarious as a character and an actress. The way she delivers her lines is dry and perfectly timed.

What I think disappointed most viewers is the fact that the film is not full of running jokes. However, what I enjoyed most about the film was the realism to certain situations, the awkwardness when you first meet someone, where you talk over each other and babble on.
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By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 July 2014
Format: DVD
It’s amazing that no one has thought of this before. After countless years of watching groups of men behaving like idiots on the big screen, we finally meet a gaggle of women who will put any stag party to shame. A lot of people have called ‘Bridesmaids’ the ‘female version of The Hangover’ and there certainly are similarities in the set-up, but they’re both different enough to be enjoyed separately without too much comparison.

There’s a preconception (possibly among men!) that ‘women aren’t funny,’ or at least women aren’t AS funny as men. I won’t attempt to guess at either of those statements’ validity, but I will say that ‘Bridesmaids’ goes some way to prove that women can be pretty amusing when the setting is right.

The ‘plot’ is pretty simple: a woman is getting married and invites her various friends to the various pre-wedding preparations. Mayhem follows.

Yes, there is a strong element of ‘rom-com’ in there, but it never overshadows the general humour. There are six central (female) characters and not all are as ‘fleshed-out’ character-wise as they possibly could be. However, the film plays to its strengths and gives more screen time to the funnier of those among them.

Basically, you have a light-hearted comedy/romance that should appeal to men and women. I should point out that the humour is pretty ‘adult’ in nature and anyone easily offended by bad language may be in need of earplugs (and that’s just from the women!).

Of course it’s not for everyone. I’m guessing its primary audience will be women. My (male) friend warned me from ever watching this film, telling me how awful it was (I haven’t admitted I’ve seen – and enjoyed – it to him yet).

Special mention to Melissa McCarthy, who steals every scene (and every puppy).
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Format: DVD
Although it is a female ladette film, it does have more of a dramatic side too with clear character arcs and some touching moments, often hidden in silliness or crudeness. The dramatic tension could be summed up - Annie realigns with her soul's purpose and explores female rivalry. But it's still not enough to warrant its showing in art house cinemas.

Although it's well crafted as a plot, I take issue with a couple of things - other than not always sharing the humour - so if "bottom gravy" doesn't make you laugh, you might not like this film. Although the real life friendship of the writers and leads made it feel real in one sense, their lives and loves aren't everyone's - and Kristen's romance is not really a love story but who's the less of a d*ck of a bed fellow. The real love is between female friends, which is why Annie's outburst about Paris and lesbians is all the more strange.

The turning point from Annie's nadir (and the final song) is about 'don't feel sorry for yourself - get on with it' and it keeps this piece from being a mature insightful film, and in with the slightly higher end of romcoms.

I thought Megan's behaviour to Annie at this point was abusive, and hiding a gun on someone about to go to an airport is not a funny practical wedding joke.

There are several extras in the version I saw, which has a different cover to this but it is not the extended version. There is a second unrated version of the film, but it's only 5 minutes longer and I'm struggling to see the difference. Most of the deleted scenes are further gags - how inventive Kristen (who also cowrote the film) has been in her crude lists. Paul Rudd's blind date was not missed in the theatrical version, though some little bits of scenes do change character journeys...
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