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Bridesmaids: Movie Review

Weddings, as we all know, are not the easiest things to plan. There's always a budget to contend with, schedules, invitations, fittings and that's probably just the tip of the iceberg. Most movies concentrate on the bride or the groom but never really the people who support their marriage. As the title of "Bridesmaids" suggest, the spotlight is shown on the most important girlfriends of the bride - a cast of women who have their own issues for and against each other. The result is a laugh trip filled with a combination of raunchy and raunchous scenes. If guys have "The Hangover" then girls can proudly say that they have "Bridesmaids".

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is already in her mid 30s and yet, life seems to be going down rather than up. She her bakery shut down due to the recession and also lost all of her savings and her boyfriend along the process. Her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married and she has chosen Annie to be her "maid of honor". Annie gets to plan Lillian's wedding not until she meets the other bridesmaids - most peculiar of all is Helen (Rose Byrne). Helen is not only trying to get the attention of Lillian as her new best friend but also seems hell bent in destroying and outmatching every plan Annie is proposing.

"Bridesmaids" was an unconventional comedy wrapped around stereotypical characters and dirty ideas you rarely see in a female-driven film and yet it was believable and so freaking hilarious. The best part about "Bridesmaids" is in fact the comedy. It was no-holds barred in terms of punchlines and liveries (just wait for the scene after the the Brazilian BBQ lunch out) and a complete refresher. Surprisingly, mixing the raunchiness of made for men comedies interspersed with femininity actually works. The only downside we saw with "Bridesmaid" is its plot development. We felt that some minor characters were left out completely and the love angle for Annie was sold short. And surprisingly, this was a 2 hour film. You can't go wrong with "Bridesmaids" that's for sure - even the men won't regret watching it.

Rating: 4 reels





Why you should watch it:
- dares to mix dirty jokes with femininity and it works
- funny from start to finish

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- some characters were completely forgotten


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