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Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Unrated version (131 min.) contains material different from the original R-rated version.
Bonus features: Feature commentary with filmmakers and cast; gag reel; line-o-rama; deleted scenes; extended & alternate scenes; Cholodecki's commercial.
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh, Matt Lucas, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock.
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.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish), DVS Dolby digital 2.0 (English).
I'll admit, I went into this with a fairly snobby attitude...I didn't understand why it was so revolutionary and apparently hilarious for women to make bodily function jokes, and I've never been a big fan of Kristin Wiig. But I gave it a chance, and this was actually a lot funnier than I expected. The bridal shop scene was pretty great. I don't know about Oscar-worthy, but pretty classic comedy anyway. I got a little bored with all the girlfriend bonding stuff, but overall, this was funny enough for me to watch again.
I spent most of this movie hoping that it would get better, and it never did. There were occasional moments of comedy, but this definitely wasn't the great movie I was expecting after seeing previews for so long. I wasted my time on this one.
submitted by SarahRose on January 4, 2012, 3:44 pm
There was nothing about this movie that was surprising or new. It was just the same weak gags from every recent comedy movie performed by women instead of men with a little bit of chick-flick drama thrown in. Mostly I just felt uncomfortable watching Wiig's character make life hard for herself in completely unbelievable ways. I will say that Wiig has never looked better, but that really isn't enough to save the movie.
Judd Apatow has had lots of very good, very funny comedies. I think Bridesmaids is his best so far. Kristen Wiig is a comedic genius and Maya Rudolph is hilarious and lovable at the same time. The rest of the cast has to settle for being great. Several scenes in the movie had me giggling like a schoolgirl, and I'm not a giggler. I think my favorite scene was when the two rival "best friends" were trying to get the attention of the police officer and he was ignoring them. I may have rewatched it a few times. :)
This movie is an excellent addition to a Friday night. It has everything from witty to juvenile humor and even contains a touch of serious, real life issues. Kristin Wiig is hilarious, as always, with her comedic delivery and subtle humor (and sometimes not so subtle). I appreciated how the onscreen interactions between Wiig and Maya Rudolph felt so effortless. The scenes with the two of them came across as being very unscripted and genuine. Perhaps that is what I loved most about this film, Wiig and Rudolph bring a genuine atmosphere to their characters which makes Annie and Lillian very likable. My only complaint with the film is there were several points in the movie where a character would do something which seemed to be inconsistent with what I thought I knew of that character. However, I am not one to let plot get in the way of a good comedy and I have been recommending this movie to all of my friends who like to laugh.