Bridesmaids Review - Linora Low
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Bridesmaids Review

Bridesmaids Review


Save the Date… honestly i’m not crazy bout the tagline. I thought it was part of the poster to say save the date for this movie.. not for the date of the wedding in the movie. But that’s just me. 😛


The Movie in Brief

Annie’s life is a mess and yet she’s picked to be the maid of honour at her BFF’s wedding. So she’s out to prove that to herself that she can do something right! And that’s by being the best bridesmaid ever!

“This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) 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 honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.” — (C) Universal


Food for Thought:


Seriously when the world just gets down on you, the only way back is to go up. Annie is so easy to relate to cause of that. When they said her life was a was a mess. Love life gone wrong, work life just fizzled.. and now you’re alone because you’re BFF is getting married. What’s a girl to do? Go and prove she is the coolest person on the block by throwing the most amazing bachelorette party.. ever!

It also makes you think.. so there is bromance, but what about sisterly love. What do you call that? Nun romance? Sisromance? Why is there stuff for males like the bro code.. but you don’t have like a sister code? Maybe one would call it the sisterhood. Hmm

Have you ever been so attached to a friend.. that you almost get possessive, to the point you even get jealous when you see a friend of hers who seems to have better chemistry than you with her?  Fascinating! The movie just shows these little bits of truth about women. hehehe


The Show Stealer:

Without a doubt, the show stopper for the film has to go to Kristen Wiig. She is insanely funny! She cemented her reputation as hilarious and memorable on Saturday Night Liv characterizations of personalities such as Drew Berrymore and Katherine Hepburn. Earning her a second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on SNL. She leaves a lasting impression in Bridesmaids

Wiig has terrific audience rapport, a prerequisite for comics, and a squig­gly way of seeming totally reasonable and altogether daft at the same time. Still, despite her billing as the Next Big Thing, she goes for the easy and the obvious laugh about as often asLucille Ball did.

“Critical” Thoughts:


All this is by way of explaining that “Bridesmaids,” directed by “Freaks and Geeks” cocreator Paul Feig and co-written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, is not quite the gender-bender that some people were expecting, nor is it simply a guy comedy in drag. In the Apatovian realm, women have always been more than decoration.

For those fed up with the saccharine rubbish typically served up for female audiences, Bridesmaids will come as a revelation. Gone are the devices of women fighting over men, or girls simply being bitchy for the sake of it. Here, we at last have a female-focused romp that delivers to its audience what The Hangover and its cousins have fed guys for years: a no-holds-barred gross-out comedy that holds as much appeal for the male comic genes as it does the women’s.

With this in mind, Bridesmaids is of far greater significance than the male counterparts before it. (We would hardly be surprised to witness a bunch of guys barfing in the bathroom, after all.) It’s a stronger vehicle all round, particularly for its key players, including Wiig (who co-wrote it with like-minded comic Annie Mumolo). She’s unlikely ever to go unrecognised again. One imagines a whole new franchise in modern cinema is now at her fingertips.

Love These Moments:


  1. Fact! Women are equally just as funny and just as wildly crude as men. They or rather we are fully capable of being idiotic and nonsensical. Plus fart jokes and poo gags ARE universal and not gender bias.
  2. I really enjoyed the scene where Annie is sleeping with Jon Hamm, and after the sex scene, she purposely gets up to go put on some make up while he slept. Then she crept back into bed, which stirred Jon and he woke up saying “ooh you look gorgeous today”. And she was like.. what no i look like a mess.. Hahahaha the things us females do.
  3. Aside from being incredibly funny – a scene where Annie embarrasses herself on an aeroplane is pure gold – Bridesmaids sets itself apart with characters brilliantly removed from the stock, marriage-minded nightmares usually played by Kate Hudson or Jennifer Aniston.

  4. The scene where she fights with the lil miss perfect Helen for the best maid speech hilarious! it really makes you cringe at the embarrasment she puts herself in.
  5. Aside from being incredibly funny – a scene where Annie embarrasses herself on an aeroplane is pure gold – Bridesmaids sets itself apart with characters brilliantly removed from the stock, marriage-minded nightmares usually played by Kate Hudson or Jennifer Aniston.

Memorable Quotes:

  1. Helen’s Stepson: I’ve seen better tennis playing in a tampon commercial.
  2. Megan: I’m glad he’s single because I’m going to climb that like a tree.
  3. Becca: You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!
  4. Ted: This is so awkward. I really want you to leave, but I don’t know how to say it without sounding like a dick.
  5. Rhodes: If I wasn’t a cop anymore, I would still go out with a gun and shoot people.
  6. Annie: This is the first time I’ve seen you look ugly, and that makes me happy!
  7. Brynn: We would like to invite you to no longer live with us.
  8. Annie: You read my diary? 
    Brynn: At first I did not know it was your diary, I thought it was a very sad handwritten book.
  9. Lillian: Why can’t you be happy for me and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?

[xrr overall rating=4/5]


See it / Skip it:

If you love wit, some grossness, a bit of girly time, humour and “The Hangover” movies – then you will love this film. Don’t you dare skip it! I highly recommend this. Watch it with your girlfriends or boyfriends, whatever it is. This is a film you will enjoy even more with the company of friends. So SEE IT!




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