Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids – Movie review

Thanks to our friends from Universal Pictures, we watched the new comedy “Bridesmaids”. This is our review for the film, and remember there is no absolute truth in any review, you have to go to your local cinema and watch the film because there is no better critic than yourself!

Universal pictures’ new comedy Bridemaids is not the classic chick flick or romantic comedy that you are expected to watch. Bridesmaids directed by Paul Feig (Nurse Jackie, the Office) and produced by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) bring it to a new level. You may actually think this one is a girly version of “The Hangover” when you watch it but rest assured that you will be laughing most of the time.

The story is about Annie, played by the always hilarious Kristen Wiig (SNL, Paul). When she is asked by her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph – SNL) to be her maid of honour and to help to coordinate the wedding, she can’t definitely say no!  Annie had all the best plans, but unfortunately, everything just seems to have gone bad not only in her plans for the bachelorette party and wedding, but worse, in her life as well. Annie is torn between her old boyfriend Kevin (Greg Tuculescu) the guy who just wants to have an adult fun with her and her new love Kevin (Chris O’Dowd).

When Annie meets all the bridesmaids ( Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper), she thought she can handle everything until Helen (Rose Byrne) threatens to ruin her relationship with Lillian by becoming her new best friend. Helen and Annie are making sure that they will outdo each other by giving the bride what she really wants, starting a huge rivalry between them bringing the audience into a rollercoaster of fun with the most outrageous situations and tons of laughs.

In Bridemaids, Kristin Wiig delivers a great performance with fantastic great moments of physical comedy, especially with Kevin (Greg Tuculescu). In the film, her character is the only one that you might care about and will wonder that will happen with her life. The rest of the bridesmaids had some funny moments too. However, Megan (Melissa McCarthy from Mike & Molly and Gilmore Girls) sometimes goes over the top with her character. It might not be funny for some.

Bridesmaids is also a romantic comedy type that will definitely make the viewers laugh and cry. It has lot of heart with moments that will bring people to memory lane with their best friends and with experiences in life. It gives a resounding message that in life people may change but in the end, people who really matters most will still be the best friends we have cherished for a lifetime.

Bridesmaids is a brilliant comedy that must be seen this year. Don’t miss out!

Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids” opens in Australian cinemas the next June 16, 2011