Monday, 5 May 2014

Bridesmaids (2011)


From the minds of Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo and presumably producer Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, 2005; Knocked Up, 2007), Bridesmaids sounds like it should be a Chick Flick but it is far from that.  Proving that it can mix it with the best gross out movies, and that women can be just as indecent and obscene as men, it features a great cast that play off each other really well.  Though we assume Annie’s life (Wiig’s character) is going to be on the up by the end of the film, we never the less become invested in the character and care for her predicament.  True also of Chris O’Dowd; he isn’t IT Crowd’s Roy, but his character is a grounded foil to Annie’s self-destructive persona, and though it isn’t a huge role we completely empathise with his reactions.

A very different and uproariously funny comedy that surely passes the Bechdel Test.  There are some great characters, and some tremendous set pieces; perhaps the story is resolved a little quickly at the end, though this is quite a minor criticism.  But, well, you know, that’s just, like, er, my opinion, man.