Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cool VS Stool - Bridesmaids

Are you the type of girl who sees The Hangover and thinks, "Girls can be this funny. When do we get The Ladies' Hangover?" Well Producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) and Director Paul Feig (Arrested Development) are those type of girls... err... guys.

Kristen Wiig (SNL) stars as Annie in this non-traditional Rom-Com that she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo. The film is non-traditional to its genre because, in classic Apatow fashion, it doesn't shy from blatant vulgarity. But the film can still be seen as a traditional Rom-Com as it deals with the coming together of middle and high socio-economic classes via marriage.

Annie's best friend Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph (Away We Go), is getting married and Annie is asked to be the maid of honor. However, Lillian's new friend and spouse to her finance's boss, played by Rose Byrne (Get Him to the Greek) begins competing for the top spot in the bridesmaids' lineup.

What makes Bridesmaids different from the cookie cutter Rom-Com, besides the dick-and-fart jokes, is that the conflict within the film isn't between genders. As typical Rom-Com has to do with a boy and a girl overcoming their socio-economic class issues to be together, Bridesmaids deals with issues of class as they affect women when marriage separates them into separate tax brackets.

Look for laugh-til-your-ribs-hurt performances from Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!), and of course Wiig. In fact, Wiig's performance could be compared to the love child of Tina Fey and the combined sperm of Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.

See this film if you like Knocked UP, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, or Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Cool VS Stool rating: COOL


  1. Fine, you talked me into it.... :)

  2. Even the second time, this film is still great!