Maid of Dishonor
Release Date: May 13, 2011
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph,
Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne,
Jill Clayburgh, Melissa
McCarthy, Jon Hamm
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 120 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures/Comcast
Director: Paul Feig
Executive Producer: Paul Feig
Producer: Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend,
Writer: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
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The movie stars Kristen Wiig of SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE as Annie, a single gal past 30 who goes crazy when her best friend, Lillian, finally decides to tie the knot. The movie opens with Annie having a lengthy one-stand stand with a very handsome but totally callous man. Lillian chastises Annie for stooping to that level, but Annie brushes her off.
As Lillian plans the wedding, Annie tries to set up the pre-wedding events as Lillian’s maid of honor. Annie clashes, however, with another bridesmaid named Helen, a snobbish rich girl who tries to upstage Annie at every turn. Things go from bad to worse for Annie, who can’t seem to do anything right and just recently lost her boyfriend and her bakery business.
As Annie comes more and more unglued, she accidentally meets a kind, generous policeman with an appealing Irish accent named Rhodes. In his own charming, witty way, Rhodes tries to woo Annie, but Annie’s fear of commitment and her poor self-image keep getting in the way. Meanwhile, her attempt to be the perfect maid of honor goes from one disaster to another. Making matters worse is the fact that Annie is jealous and resentful of the rich bridesmaid’s superficial charm and overcompensating super-confidence.
The characters in BRIDESMAIDS are very well developed, but there’s a tremendous amount of crude and lewd situations and language. The movie also goes on too long. Though Kristen Wieg is hilarious when she comes unglued, the best scenes are when she’s with the policeman, who’s extremely appealing and a really nice guy. Regrettably, Annie and the policeman do go to bed together at one point, but it’s implied rather than depicted.
Ultimately, the crude parts in BRIDESMAIDS turn out to be the movie’s undoing. Also, BRIDESMAIDS only has the slightest sense concerning the biblical, godly foundations of marriage and family.
The characters in BRIDESMAIDS are well developed, but there’s a tremendous amount of crude and lewd situations and language. The movie also goes on too long. Kristen Wiig is hilarious when she comes unglued, but the crude parts in BRIDESMAIDS turn out to be the movie’s undoing. Also, BRIDESMAIDS only has the slightest sense concerning the biblical, godly foundations of marriage and family.