2/29/2012 Bridesmaids

The Leap Day/snow day celebration continued. Erin, Sherri, and I watched Bridesmaids. It was interesting to watch it after the Oscars since it was nominated for best screenplay and best supporting actress, Megan McCarthy. I’m a huge SNL and Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph fan, so I was excited and scared to see this movie, scared mainly because of the rated R aspect, but Erin is pretty good at fast forwarding sex scenes and vomit scenes.

Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) have been best friends forever. But Annie is stuck in a rut: bad relationship and bad job. She started a bakery during the recession and lost all her money. Meanwhile, Lillian’s life seems to be going great. She’s got the job and a boyfriend, strike that, fiance. Lillian asks Annie to be her maid of honor. When Annie meets the other bridesmaids, she starts to get jealous of their relationships with Lillian. She feels like they are trying to steal her ideas for Lillian’s shower and take her best friend away from her. Annie spends most of the movie trying to find rock bottom.

This movie has sex, alcohol, and lots of cursing and innuendo. But it’s also got a lot of heart. It’s another good friend movie. My favorite part is when Annie is trying to get police officer Rhodes’ attention. She drives by him multiple times, breaking a different law each time. Beware of the dress fitting scene if you have a sensitive stomach. McCarthy’s character is quite the character. She suggests a female fight club for the bachelorette party, steals nine puppies, and tries to seduce a random man on a plane. Actually all the characters have hilarious quirks. 21, A- (mainly because I don’t like all the rated R stuff).

SPOILER ALERT: I like this movie because of the redemption factor. Annie does indeed hit rock bottom, at Lillian’s shower. So Lillian kicks her out of the wedding party. But when Lillian needs her the most, on her wedding day with lots of nerves, Annie teams up with another bridesmaid to help find her. Touching stuff, folks.


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