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Bridesmaids, A Review.

So I made The Candyman take me to see Bridesmaids this weekend. I mean seriously, how can I write a sometimes-wedding blog and not go to this movie? The answer is, I cannot.

What I can do is tell you how hard I laughed. I haven’t laughed this hard in a theater since this scene from Juno (I could only find a sound bite file). Click here to hear it.



For some reason, that spit and sticks line really gets me going. Still. And generally, when I lose it, The Candyman is not far behind me. Sometimes we’re the only people cracking ourselves up in the theater. Yes, we’re that couple.

So back to the movie review on deck. Bridesmaids was hysterical. Because I am NOT an official movie reviewer (my favorite movies are Grease, Dangerous Liaisons and Stranger Than Fiction), I am concerned about spoiling the best of this movie, so I’m going to be brief.

Melissa McCarthy as Megan, the groom’s gruff and rough sister, stole the show. The food poisoning scene in the Kleinfeld’s-esque salon was one I wasn’t sure I could make it through. It’s all pants-pooping and vomiting hijinks that was incredibly disgusting, yet I could not “Look away! Look away!” (Those of you who have seen the movie will get this.) This actress makes me happy.


Now, if you’re thirty-something, single and wanting to get married, you may not want to watch this movie. I got a little sad for the main character Annie, played by Kristen Wiig. Honestly, some of the scenes hit a little too close to home for me. The scene where the BFF Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph is making her exit from the wedding and stops and stares at Annie and then jumps into the car and on to her new life? Oh. I just felt that pain, that heart wrenching “I’m OK. I’m good enough even though I feel like I’ll never ever ever meet anyone in the world who will love me enough to marry me” feeling. I mean, my throat got all closed up and choke-y feeling and the tears were welling up in my eyes and then Megan walks up to her with another of her one-liners and it sent me into that laughing-but-I’m-crying thing and I just couldn’t stop. Brilliance.

Helen, played by Rose Byrne is the bitchy friend you just can’t seem to top. She’s that chick, you know the one, the one you love to hate because she’s Little Miss Perfect. She’s got more money, is prettier, and knows everyone and has everything and you just want to kill her. I think we’ve all had one of those kinds of people in our lives at some point in time.


Now Rita, played by Wendi McLendon-Covey (best known for her work in Reno 911) is the mom in the group. The mom with three boys who has had it with motherhood. Her delivery of the disgustingness of little boys is incredibly vivid and leaves nothing to the imagination. She takes starry-eyed newlywed Becca (Ellie Kemper) under her wing and gets real with her on the plane to Vegas, ordering her a double Seven and Seven, dismissing her concern with a “You’ll like it, it’s sweet!” comment. 


I love her because she’s foul-mouthed and cares not.

So that’s all I’m going to give away because I don’t want to ruin it. If you hate the movies Dumb and Dumber, or The Hangover or Old School or similarly ridiculous movies that include poop and vomit and sex (sometimes all at the same time) – you need to skip this one. If Talladega Nights and Zoolander make you laugh, hit up the theater pronto. Make sure you get yourself some Twizzlers and a half Cherry/half Coke slushy too – they are my movie go-to refreshments.

Have you seen it? Did you love it too?Check out the trailer if you haven't seen it. It still cracks me up.

Bridesmaids Trailer

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Reader Comments (2)

Loved it!!! Anything that can make me laugh that hard and at the same time bring me to tears- well, I think it is just brilliant.

And btw, 2 of my favorite movies of all time are Grease and Dangerous Liaisons too! Perhaps I need to see Stranger Than Fiction...

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

it was awesome! I have seen it twice! melissa mccarthy was the best, I hope we see a lot more of her soon

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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