Bridesmaids - SideReel Review

Recession based movies must have a name. I tried searching for about 5 minutes on Google and I did not find a term that I particularly cared for. Lets call it Recessioncore? Its memorable right? Well regardless of labels, Bridesmaids is ‘effing’ hilarious. Even guffaw-inducing. The movie is based on Kristen Wiig's character "Annie" and her attempt to be her best friend's maid of honor while struggling to cope with her financial and personal problems. Annie is in debt, lonely and is only able to keep a job through a favor from her mother. 

Kristen Wiig carries most of the comedic weight of this film but the side characters do attempt to steal some of the spotlight. One particular scene stealer, Jon Hamm, is the gem of this movie. He is Annie's booty call in the movie and plays the handsome jerk to perfection. You welcome his presence every time he comes on-screen. Although Wiig gets the most laughs in the film, her character becomes too self involved and selfish for one to really care about her development. I eventually stopped caring about Annie because of her consistent 'woe-is-me' attitude and eventually rooted for her rival: Helen (Rose Byrne). 

The movie's topical themes (RE: Recessioncore) and scenes of crude humor makes it appealing to men and women and even of all classes. Although its not as witty as last year stand out "Easy A," it is less sappy and with a better cast. If you are thinking of going out to see a movie this weekend, this is so far the best comedy of the year. “Bridesmaids” is also a test to see if your date has a sense of humor. It’s a good 3rd date kind of movie.   

-Eliseo Cabrera

Bridesmaids Trailer



Default avatar cat
May 18, 2011 9:42AM EDT

Lousy movie 4 out of 10. Very few laughs, only part I found truly amusing was her trying to get the cops attention. Mostly just a pitiful story about a woman at a low point in her life. Defintiely not the same caliber as Hangover

May 20, 2011 7:42PM EDT

trying to compare it to hangover is like comparing shawshank redemption to casablanca. stop being stupid.

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May 21, 2011 12:05AM EDT

I loved this movie! After a pretty long season of disappointing comedies, I was really happy when Bridesmaids, something I don't think most people would have thought would be as good as it is, really delivered. And it's almost a completely female cast! :D Pleased that these actresses got the opportunity to show that woman can hold their own in a comedy.

Default avatar cat
May 22, 2011 3:12PM EDT

... Putting 'The Hangover' in the same sentence as 'Casablanca' makes the angels cry.

Sep 29, 2011 9:00PM EDT

i love this movie

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