Running Time: 125 mins. Rating: 4 Stars/5 Stars
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh, Jon Hamm, Terry Crews, Carnie Wilson, Chynna Phillips, Wendy Wilson, Mia Rose Frampton
Yes, it’s wedding season. It’s super stressful and supposedly super fun. If you’ve got a best friend that’s getting married you’ll definitely relate to this. The movie was pretty slow at first with a lot of ridiculously long moments, but if you’re used to ‘The Office’ you’ll know what’s going on. It’s getting retarded…deal with it.
I think the best part is when everyone meets Annie and thinks that the awkward man standing close by is the man she’s with. First of all — why expect she already has a man? Second of all — why is it the one that doesn’t introduce himself but walks around sort of invisibly? The focus isn’t about the guys in this movie, obviously. But I think it’s hilarious that we’d pick out the guy across the room rather than assume she’s single.
Kristen Wiig plays Annie, this woman that’s totally falling apart and feels like she has no one to turn to. Her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married to some big shot and here she is single, getting kicked out of her apartment by her immigrant roommates and loses the job her mom hooked her up with.
Can things get worse? Of course! She’s sleeping with the biggest jerk in life and runs away from the one guy that she actually might imagine being with for real.
It makes me wonder what type of girls I’d have in my bridal party. At this day and age we’re involved in a variety of cliques that definitely don’t work well together. Working in an all-female environment can be difficult and I definitely felt the struggle.
There were moments where you stood up in your seat and said “Are you serious? Is this really happening?” and then you’d think to yourself, “Okay, yes it can definitely happen. And I’m pretty sure it has.” The extremity of the events that happened in this film are reacted so realistically you can definitely see it happening in real life.
The only thing I can say is Rose Byrne definitely could have done better. She didn’t have the most likeable character, but she could have been way bitchier. Turn it up, girl!?At first I didn’t like BRIDESMAIDS. I thought it was obnoxious and they dragged on the humor too far.
But then everything sunk in and I realized life doesn’t cut things up for entertainment, so why should we do that in the movie? These over-exaggerated scenarios are exactly what happen all the time…especially during wedding season.
If you like this recommendations: Knocked Up, Date Night