I wanted to support the Chick Flick genre, plus I read today’s review in The New York Times and said to Michael about five minutes after I finished it, “We’re going.” He had watched the trailer and thought it looked funny, so I didn’t really have to do any arm twisting.
We went to an early afternoon show and it was more crowded than I expected – a good sign for the movie, I would think. And Michael wasn’t the only guy there, which was shocking.
As for “Bridesmaids” itself, I tried not to laugh. After all, I just had surgery and my body is sore, especially where I was filleted. It hurts to laugh, cough, sneeze, breathe, you name it. But there were moments in the movie that were impossible – literally impossible, I tell you! – not to just collapse into outright roars of laughter. Michael laughed even louder than I did.
Kristin Wiig is in practically every scene or maybe she’s IN every scene, can’t remember, but she carries the movie with ease. She makes her neurotic character instantly likable and I couldn’t help but root for her. Favorite scenes? (SPOILER ALERT:)
Trying on dresses at the fancy salon (actually, it’s the bathroom scene).
The flight to Vegas (could totally relate to the fear of flying).
The sweet moments with the cop/love interest.
Trying to win back the cop/love interest.
The final performance by Jill Clayburgh before she died.
Will “Bridesmaids” go down in history as being a great film? Of course not. It’s entertainment, pure and simple. I can’t wait till it’s on TV so I can see it again.