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Film Review: “Bridesmaids”

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 16th, 2011

**** OUT OF 4

Director Paul Feig, who created the TV series “Freaks and Geeks”, takes a wonderful script presenting the women’s point-of-view from SNL’s Kristen Whig and her writing buddy Annie Mumolo

and delivers a near perfect comedy. The raucous story effortlessly bounces us from a sophisticated examination of middle-class values and fears, to a touch of slap-stick as two bridesmaids: Annie (Kristen Whig) and Helen (Rose Byrne) battle it out for control of the wedding.  The bride, Lillian(Maya Rudolph)is caught between a rock and a hard place as she tries to keep her feuding gal pals engaged and on task as they plan this most complicated of weddings. At the center of the story is Annie who seems to wish to self-destruct her life with one outrageous action after another.  By the way, Ms. Whig is sensational in this her first starring role.    The script starts slowly building gags and adding to them in a way that presents a greater laugh down the road. No point in spoiling the fun by describing the chaos and pandemonium just suffice it to say that this is the best comedy of 2011 and it will take something extraordinary to topple it from the top.  One tip stay through the closing credits as you will leave the theater laughing at this one last Judd Apatow (one of the producers) inspired closing comic bit. If you don’t laugh at this one check your pulse as you might be dead!

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