Bridesmaids is an upcoming romantic comedy that claims to be as funny as The Hangover. However, it’s fair to say that the audience appeal isn’t as wide as The Hangover, as romantic comedies often fall into the chick flick category. This means that there won’t be a lot of men who willingly go to see Bridesmaids. The movie doesn’t come out in the UK or Ireland until the 24th of June, but some reviewers, who seen it in America where it came out last month, are already praising it, even going as far as saying that it reinvents the romantic comedy, which is typically the most predicable movie genre.
The film follows a single woman who has gotten tired of her ‘sex buddies’ relationship and wants something more. She then finds out that her best friend, who she’s known since childhood, is getting married and wants her to be the maid of honour. This gives her an overwhelming list of tasks to achieve, plus she must spend time with the other bridesmaids, one of which may be trying to steal her best friend. Will she be able to be truly happy for her friend, or will jealousy overcome her?
Going solely on the plot, it doesn’t sound a million miles away from your typical romantic comedy. One thing that does stand out though, the main characters are all women it’s not just a man and a woman. However, there is a love interest, but he doesn’t seem to be the main focus of the film. The trailer shows some funny scenes and, without sounding too critical, you don’t usually get many funny scenes in a romantic comedy. Much of the comedy comes from the different bridesmaids, each representing a different relationship type. There’s the newlywed, the girl who’s sick of her marriage, the unmarried childless one and the co-dependent one.
Without seeing it it’s hard to say whether or not it’s as funny as the hangover, but I am confident in the fact that it is boy friendly, though it wouldn’t be my first choice. It received great reviews in America, but we’ll have to wait and see if the European audience response to it as well as the American one did. Still it’s hard to condemn anything that takes on the predictable, by the book, genre that is romantic comedies.
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