For centuries we men have lived in fear of the chick flick. There predictable storylines and flat humour have been the subject of many nightmares. Then came a movie, one that claimed to reinvent the chick flick, but did it succeed?
Bridesmaids has been compared to the hit film The Hangover, some even going as far as saying that it was a superior film and they aren’t entirely wrong. Despite early doubts, Bridesmaids is a completely guy friendly movie, that men will actually enjoy being dragged to. The story is well written and will have even the manliest man laughing from start to finish.
One of the biggest flaws in modern chick flicks is that they don’t realise that woman are not delicate little flowers, or at least most aren’t. Women will laugh at sex jokes just as hard as any man. Bridesmaids uses this to its advantage and has plenty of crude humour throughout. The characters feel real and breakaway from the norm; you don’t usually see female characters behave like this. The rivalry between the characters is often shown subtly rather than just blatantly saying it or using wacky stunts to compete with each other, which is normally what happens in movies like this.
The plot follows a single woman named Annie, played by Kristen Wiig (who actually co-wrote the film with Annie Mumolo). Annie’s going through a rough patch; her business failed, her boyfriend broke up with her, she has really annoying roommates, etc. She’s then asked to be the maid of honour at her best friends wedding. Putting her jealousy aside she agrees and is then tasked with many different jobs including planning a bridal shower and bachelorette party. To make matters worse, most of the other bridesmaids are married and one is trying to come between her and her, soon to be married, friend.
Now if you’re a guy this may sound just like any other girly movie, but I promise it’s not. The film is filled with energy and has a really great script, with tons of hilarious comedic moments. One of the best things about the film, in my opinion, is what it overcame to become as successful as it has. It’s a female driven comedy, which, no offence, usually means it isn’t going to be good, at least not for men and it has no big stars in it. It truly deserves this success and there are talks of a sequel, but nothing’s set in stone.
The movie is a little over too hours long. A lot of people complain that movies shouldn’t be this long, but with the increase in ticket prices over the last year consider it a bargain. When a film’s as enjoyable as this it’s hard to complain about it being long. If you’re a fan of comedies, whether you’re male or female, I highly recommend seeing this movie as it really does have something for everyone; in fact it has lots of stuff for everyone.
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