Friday, June 3, 2011

Spotlight: Bridesmaids (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Chris O'Dowd, Jill Clayburgh, Jon Hamm)

Hello everyone, I apologize for the lack of daily blogs this past week. I’ve kind of been busy and have been forgetting to post. I have posted a new band interview with Destorgsekalf from Toronto. I have also recently posted a review of Hangover as well! I saw Bridesmaids a week ago, so here is the review.

Bridesmaids is a comedy made produced by the Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend, who made films like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Get Him To The Greek. It was directed by Paul Feig and distributed by Universal Pictures. The main two women in this movie are named Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig - Paul, Macgruber, Date Night) and Lillian Donovan (Maya Rudolph - SNL, Macgruber, Grown Ups). The others are Helen Harris (Rose Byrne - Get Him To The Greek, Troy, X-Men First Class), Megan (Melissa McCarthy - Mike And Molly, Life As We Know It, The Back-up Plan), Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey - Douchebag, The Search For Santa Paws, Reno 911!), and Becca (Ellie Kemper - The Office, Somewhere, Get Him To The Greek). Some of the other characters are Officer Nathan Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd - Gulliver's Travels, Dinner For Schmucks, The IT Crowd), Annie’s mother (Jill Clayburgh - Love And Other Drugs, Running With Scissors, An Unmarried Woman), Ted (John Hamm - Sucker Punch, A-Team, The Town, Mad Men).

This movie is based around the character Annie Walker, as she struggles with finding a good man. She also finds out her best friend is getting married and that Annie is going to be the Maid of Honor. Lillian also chooses four bridesmaids. Helen Harris, who is a wealthy wife of Lillian’s fiancé’s boss and Lillian’s new close friend. Becca, a newlywed who loves marriage and pities Annie because of she is not married. Megan, the aggressive sister of the groom. Last, Rita, a relative who is unhappy with her marriage and three sons. While the wedding comes closer, Annie’s personal life is going downhill. The cake shop she owned went bankrupt and forced her into a jewelry store as a saleswoman, who does not make much money and is also ineffective in making sales. Annie also gets kicked out of her apartment by the twins she was living with. Issues just get worse as she is seeing a man who this of her as only a sex buddy. When Annie sees Lillian and Helen acting like the best friends in the world, she lets her anger loose. Thus, the drama unfolds during many wedding preparation events.

Bridesmaids is not that bad of a movie and I think it is a chick flick for guys. It is rated 14A and contains much humour and some obscene scenes. In a regular chick flick, I am sure you don’t see women in dresses puking in toilets and going number two in sinks and on the road. You do not actually see the worst of that, but you know its implied. I think the people who made this film have proved that they can make a good movie, even if it is a chick flick. It had me laughing a lot and was really good. I give it a four out of five. Also want to add that this movie is the last movie that Jill Clayburgh filmed before she died from her battle with leukemia on November 5th, 2010. May you rest in peace.

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