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BY Tania-Coleman nobody
My friend and I laughed hysterically, like school girls at this movie!
At first I thought it was going to be a stinker, but it turns out there are some boring bits inbetween the incredibly funny bits.
The groom's sister Megan (Melissa McCarthy) is sooo funny, she made the movie for me.
If you are having a girly movie night with a few wines this is a must!
BY Kim-Reilly lister
BY Jenna-Burlace wannabe
While there were definitely parts of the script that didn't really work for me humour-wise (the British roommates seemed like just an excuse to get the Little Britain actors in their line-up) there were other parts I found side-splittingly funny. Other parts were over-the-top cringe-fests.
Overall though, I think there was a good mix of humour in the film; so a chance you'll find... More something to laugh at loud at; no matter what tickles your funny bone.
All the actors delivered fantastic performances; from the lead Kristen Wiig to the love-interest cop played by Chris O'Dowd, to the gorgeous Rose Byrne.
Not really comparable to The Hangover; like others have said - for me this was a good thing - it touched into people's relationships a little deeper and the characters were all a bit better developed then The Hangover; even if production values were not quite as high.Hide
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BY Polygurl lister
This movie was full of laughs! I went to see it because someone told me it had a lot of similarities to Hangover (which I loved), but I don't think it did.. It totally stood on its own.
I was expecting a pretty vanilla movie seeing as the trailer seemed pretty low key, but it definitely was OUT THERE and had me laughing from start to finish.
By the way, I saw this movie with my boyfriend and he enjoyed it too, so it's not just for the girls!
BY Jordan superstar
This movie was that, no doubt, but it was also so much more.
Written by Kristen Wiig herself (along with Annie Mumolo), they manage to pen a story that has the viewer not only enjoying the jokes that are thrown at us,... More but what is also the unravelling of a 30 year old woman as she feels stuck in a moment in her life.
Yes, this may be more chick flick than comedy, but the balance they strike between what is happening to Annie (Wiig) as she falls apart and the hilarious situations created around her makes this film great on so many levels.
With a great supporting cast; Maya Rudolph, a fellow SNL alum providing the needed support in the role of the bride, Ellie Kemper assuming the role of the innocent amongst the group, Melissa McCarthy bringing a certain feminine masculinity to her role along with some of the best pieces in the film, Wendi McLendon-Covey as the longtime married mother of 3 growing boys and Rose Byrne as the contrast to Annie.
Along with the strong female cast, we have 2 leading males in Jon Hamm playing a great bastard and Chris O'Dowd who was inspired casting playing the love interest (If you don't know his work, he's from a little known comedy called "The I.T. Crowd").
If you've seen the trailers for this film and want to see it for the humour, you will get this. But you will also get a great look at a time we can all relate too, a time when you feel all your cards have been dealt and you have no idea what your next move in life is.
And that, for me, is what really makes this movie shine.Hide
BY JayC4Shaw superstar
But I see why some people do compare:
If you LOVED Zac AKA Wolf man in The Hangover, you will love Melissa as Megan!! Kristen Wiig kicks ALL the characters BUTTS with her natural wit, you even laugh at her when she's not doing anything funny!
The only two BIG differences between Hangover and Bridesmaids is that 1) the... More movie is dominated with girls and the jokes tend to relate to girls a bit more, and 2) the 'bridesmaids' title is a bit inaccurate - it doesn't feature the 'bridesmaids' much at all so don't expect the group dynamics to be the BEST part (except the food poisoning scene, where I feel that is the only time the mother and the Disney obsessed character deserved to be in the film).
Expect Saturday Night Live comedy, and expect Kristen Wiig to be on screen with only 1 or 2 other characters for MOST of the movie.
I recommend this movie to those that love Kirsten Wiig and/or SNL. If you don't know either of these - then I am sure most people in New Zealand can relate to 'The Lonely Island' (I'm on a boat) humour - the lead singer of this group is also in the SNL cast (but his sense of humour is a bit more slapstick and not as piss your pants funny like Kristen - who is deemed the BEST cast member at present).
A trully great movie, which boys could also get at least one piss your pants moment throughout. Watch out for the three main characters (Anne, Lillian and Megan) for your laughs.
Lastly, this movie is NOTHING like the trailer (much) THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT. The humour is much more out there - with the best parts of the movie happpening a bit after the trailer snippets cut off!
Not a movie for the kids - it finally brings a female like humour up to the frankness of Hangover and such comedies of today!(Though not consisting of the same production budget which would've added to the background settings and atmosphere/scenery a bit).
Still -- a 5/5 thanks in large part to both Kristen and Melissa HAHA Hillarious!Hide
BY Skipperlee grader
There are so many things in this trailer that are not in the movie! Like that kid at the end...that scene isn't even in the movie I just saw!
also..they make the trailer out like it's kind of a female version of The hangover....it's not! it's about one woman hitting rock bottom because so much is wrong in her life.