My wife was away for 5 days and when she got back I needed to get out of the house. After spending my Friday night watching old SNL skits on Netflix and working, I felt I needed some sanity and planned a date to go see a movie I knew both of us would like: Bridesmaids. We both enjoyed the Hangover, and from what we gathered, Bridesmaids was going to be along the same lines just from the girls perspective. That pretty much sums it up.
I find that too often women are reflected negatively on screen. Just think Mandy Moore or Rachel McAdams. Often women seem so dependent on their man to come save them... blah blah blah... and then they live happily after Disney. PUKE! I'm all for a good romcom (romantic comedy) but I can only take so much. Stand up girl. Be a woman. Stop writing in your stupid notebook and do something! Your guy is a loser anyways.
I'm buying this shirt for my daughter when she's old enough:
ANYWAYS, I loved Bridesmaids because of the strong female leads AND the lack of over macho, six pack toting, gaga men in the movie. The movie was down to earth in terms of casting (except for Jon Hamm - who played a great jerk) and I loved seeing Chris O'Dowd from The IT Crowd making a big screen presence.
I don't think that Bridesmaids is for everyone. The humour is not everyone's style. If you like proper, polite humour, don't bother with this one. It's lewd... (never thought I'd use that word) but it was perfect for a night out for me and my wife.
I thought Kirsten Wiig made a great debut as the lead and the writer behind the movie. All in all a very funny movie with some awesome choices in terms of 80's classic hits... (what is it with white people and 80's music???)
HIGHLIGHTS There's a scene where Wiig tries to get pulled over by a cop that made me laugh a lot. Wiig taking a few pills and scotch on a plane was funny and the interaction between Wiig and O'Dowd was well done and more real to an actual relationship then say Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal (talk about onscreen disasters...).
*I also think that Melissa McCarthy really stole the show. Wiig was awesome and funny, but McCarthy really brought out some big laughs.
Enjoy the movies.