Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TK Movie Review- Bridesmaids, not your ordinary Chick Flick

Well hello friends and followers...

So the other day Amanda and I decided to venture out to Marcus Cinema to catch a movie we've both been wanting to see and that movie was 'Bridesmaids.' Now being a guy I at first glance thought it was just nothing more then a chick flick and I wasn't going to enjoy the ladies perspective. Well after watching it my friends, insert foot in mouth here, it was freaking hilarious, and I mean freaking hilarious.

The movie has a pretty solid comedic cast led by Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph but also features some other familiar faces including Rose Byrne, Ellie Kempler and my new favorite comedy actress Melissa McCarthy who steals the movie in every scene she is in.

The premise of the movie is clear from the title. Annie (Wiig) whose life is in utter disarray, finds out that her life long best friend Lillian (Rudolph) is getting married and is asked to be the maid of honor. But little does she and the audience watching know that she soon finds herself facing some stiff competition from Helen played wonderfully by Byrne, who has now been deemed Lillian's new BFF. So of course the two of them try to upstage each other and since Annie has very little money and no real life security let's say can't afford the nicest of things, is put into awkward situations by Helen because she is a very rich and popular lady.

So the movie focuses on their rival and then the rest of the group as well. There are two moments in the movie that will stand out to me for many years to come and if you've seen the movie you'll know what I'm talking about right away. The first is the scene in which our ladies find themselves trying on different bridesmaids dresses and suddenly start to feel sick. Cue the uncontrollable laughter now guys. This scene becomes so funny and disgusting it's like a bad car wreck, you can't turn away from it. Needless to say the girls have the sudden urge to use the bathroom and since there is only one toilet....well use your imagination to what else is in the bathroom to use!

The second scene is the one in which we see our two rivals slowly start to unite over the fact that they can't find the bride to be. So in order to get the attention of Annie's love interest Officer Nathan, Annie turns on the charm and does things behind the wheel that no human being should do while driving. Drinking, smoking and of course texting behind the wheel.

Bridesmaids is not just a funny movie but has a good heart behind it. The friendship that the girls have is tested and the struggles that I'm sure all girls bridal parties go through are put to the ultimate test, maybe a bit more because after all, it's a Hollywood movie here.

Wiig is terrific as the funny leading lady but also shows off her sensitive side in the picture as well which is a refreshing thing to see on screen. But the major shout out goes to Megan McCarthy for portraying the larger then life Megan. There are some classic movie moments and I use the term classic very seriously here. She has some moments in that movie that truly make you want to pee your pants. She is the total package in this movie and Bridesmaids is a film that both guys and girls will definitely walk out of smiling.

Bridesmaids earns a 3.5/4 on the TK scale!


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