Katie and I finally got around to see a movie.  It’s been a while since the both of us had gone, so it was nice to get out and go see one together.

Plot Summary

Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) have been the best of friends since they were children, and while Annie seems to be having a rough time with relationships, Lillian just got engaged and asked Annie to be her Maid of Honor.  After meeting the other bridesmaids, Annie starts to take on the duties of being the Maid of Honor, only to have one thing after another go wrong.

Review

This was an odd movie.  There’s nothing about the movie itself that was odd, just that I’m not really sure where I land on it.  Right from the opening scene, it gets in your face and awkward (it’s a non-nudity sex scene between Wiig and the always hilarious John Hamm), but there are scenes, particularly at the beginning of the movie that seem to drag on much longer than they should have.  A lot of people are calling it this year’s version of the The Hangover.  Can I just say – let’s stop comparing movies to The Hangover.  Okay, maybe we can compare The Hangover 2 to The Hangover, but let’s stop comparing every other semi-raunchy, buddy comedy to The Hangover.  Do you know what is similar between Bridesmaids and The Hangover?  There is a wedding.  That’s it.  Let’s move on.  There is quite a bit of language throughout the movie, sexually explicit language as well as just general foul language.

Recommendation

Here’s where the movie is really odd for me.  I thought there were parts of it that were pretty funny.  As a whole, I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either.  At best it was just all right.  As far as my recommendation goes – if you like this type of humor, then you may laugh all the way through the movie (except during the parts that aren’t supposed to be all that funny).  I wouldn’t recommend paying full price for this one.  I’d recommend waiting until it hits Netflix or your local Redbox (especially if you have a free rental code).  Don’t go out of your way to see it though.

Best Part

At one point, they are getting ready to head to Vegas for the bachelorette party, and Annie is a little freaked out about flying.  Helen (one of the other bridesmaids) gives her a couple of pills to help her get through the flight… and then a glass of scotch.  There are some pretty funny hijinks that ensue, culminating with Annie freaking out because she thinks she sees a “colonial era woman on the wing, dressed in traditional garb and churning butter.”

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