FILM REVIEW: Bridesmaids

“By treating funny women as normal people, Wiig has crafted a game-changing comedy that’s even better than The Hangover.” – The Radio Times (Karen Krizanovich)

Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) are childhood friends so despite being single and broke she is happy when Lillian gets engaged. As the natural choice for maid-of-honour, she has no idea that she’ll have to take on Helen (Rose Byrne), Lillian’s new friend. A lot of chaos and frolics ensue with Lillian’s bunch of peculiar bridesmaids as Annie tries to fulfil her duties on a very tight budget, while Whitney flaunts her cash and contacts. Bridesmaids is the female equivalent of The Hangover but I’m not sure I agree that it is better. I had low expectations, my boyfriend had even lower, but we both found ourselves laughing out loud, there are some hilarious moments and some cringe-worthy ones- just like The Hangover I guess. The acting is great, particularly by Wigg (who is also one of the writers), which means the characters actually seems believable and the antics all more hilarious. Melissa McCarthy’s character, Megan, will have you falling off your chair in laughter.There is, of course, room for some of the chic-flic elements, a bit of predictable romance and some cheesy lines- go with a group of girls and you’ll all come out smiling. If you know a bride-to-be you must force her to see it.