You’re all better than this … you know that, right?

Theatrical Release Date: 05/13/2011
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jon Hamm
Rated: R for some strong sexuality, and language throughout.
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes


Pray all you want, it won’t make the movie funny.

The attempt with “Bridesmaids” was to take “The Hangover” and make a female-driven counterpart. The funny thing about this attempt was … well … this just wasn’t funny.

Worse still, it’s TWO HOURS of awkward and gross gags that simply fell flat. I’m not even sure why you call the movie “Bridesmaids”, since 75% of the film is about Kristen Wiig’s character falling down the ladder of life and, SPOILER ALERT, getting things together by the time the credits roll.

This movie isn’t even worth dissecting, I just want to put this behind me and move on. The least they could have done is serve the audience alcohol, it was supposed to be a wedding after all.

A 1 out of 5, “Bridesmaids” wasn’t a bad concept and included some funny actresses. However, it needed a complete script rewrite, probably without Wiig’s influence, and an overhaul of pretty much everyone behind the scene responsible for creative control (Judd Apatow may want to change his producing credit to Alan Smithee).

I’d like to have walked out of the theater but as a critic, that’s simply unprofessional and I wanted to warn everyone I could that this is money very NOT well spent. Donate to the Red Cross instead. You’ll feel better and have two hours left over to use as you see fit. And if you’re in desperate need of laughs, try reading knock-knock jokes or pulling your Uncle’s finger; that’s bound to be more effective.

1 out of 5