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Bridesmaids [a second opinion]

December 3, 2011

MY CALL:  Nothing but laughs in this one.  Very cleverly written.  If you missed it, rent it soon!  [A]  IF YOU LIKE THIS, WATCH:  The Hangover, The Sweetest Thing, There’s Something About Mary.  FYI:  Mark reviewed this fresh out of the theaters.

I am growing to love Kristin Wiig.  This…I Love You Man…And Jon Hamm…WOW!  Serious as a heart attack in Mad Men and The Town, then goofy as can be in this and 30 Rock.  If things weren’t funny enough, Megan (of Mike & Molly) does her Tom Arnold impression throughout the movie.  The characters are great because the actors are awesome.  Everyone delivered here.

This delightful movie features all-too-familiar sex scenes.  It’s a satire of the satire that is modern single sex and the always-in-store charming morning after.  Foreplay jokes abound, along with non-intercourse jokes which still manage to include semen and penises.

The movie runs two stories.  One is the obvious movie plot advertised in the trailer.  The other is Kristin Wiig’s thirty-something love life, or lack thereof.  This additional thread had me a little worried as to whether it would detract from the main plot.  Much to my pleasure it did not.  The issues addressed were blunt and simple, but conveyed very honestly the frustrating game of denial and self-deprecation that can be thirty-something and single (or twenty- or forty-something and single at that).

It closes with a combination 80’s feel-good, pick-me-up meshed with absolutely awkward hilarity.  Please put this on your list and enjoy it.  I certainly did.  For my closing argument, I’d like to include some of my favorite quotes from the movie.  My real favorite couldn’t make this list because it’d spoil a few laughs…

1.  “This is awkward.  I really want you to go but I don’t know how to say it without sounding like a dick.”

2.  “I’ve seen better tennis-playing in a tampon add.”

3.  “Did he sleep over in your mouth?”

4.  <<disgustingly horrifying gastrointestinal sound>> “I’m sorry.  I won’t apologize.  I’m not even confident on which end that came out of.”

5.  “The other night I’m slaving away making a beautiful dinner for my family.  My youngest boy comes in and says he wants to order pizza.  I said no, we’re not ordering pizza tonight.  He goes: Mom, why don’t you go and f@$& yourself?  He’s nine.”

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