Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kristen mutha effin' Wiig

     Bridesmaids.  Hands down one of the funniest films I've seen in the past year. I'm always satisfied coming out of a Judd Apatow produced or directed/written films.  This film was directed by Paul Feig (actor turned director; he's directed episodes of The Office and Arrested Development) and produced by the amazing Apatow crew.  Sidenote: if you haven’t seen an episode of Arrested Development, you’re missing out on life.


     If you haven't watched the film yet, and is the type of person who hates it when you hear others talking about a film that you plan on watching... then stop here and go back.  I try not to go too much in depth about any movie so that it doesn't ruin it for people that will eventually watch it, but just in case, you have been warned.

     This film is awesome.  If you love awkward humor as much as I do, then you'll understand the hilarious awesomeness of this movie.  Even if you're a manly-man, this movie will have you laughing the whole time.  It’ll definitely be placed in your top 5 every-guy-has-one chick flick list.  Don't give me that "what the gay? you have a chick flick list?" confused face.  EVERY guy has their own favorite list of chick flicks - Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Love Actually, Flashdance, Splash, When Harry Met Sally, Ghost, Pretty Woman, Titanic, Stepmom, You've Got Mail, Never Been Kissed, What Women Want, Mean Girls, The Notebook, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, etc.  I'm sure I just hit the jackpot with Mean Girls, Ghost, and/or When Harry Met Sally.  I mean, c'mon, those were some great films.  Guys, if you're ashamed of having a chick flick list, you need to MAN the hell up.  For reals.  It's just romance movies.  Romance films are the ones who taught us how to woo a girl, how to kiss, how to sweep a girl off her feet, how to plan events that seem unique, but are really just different variations of the same thing.  But don't go flaunting about how much you love chick flicks, because that just makes you weird.

     Kristen mutha effin' Wiig.  Her impression of a penis.  Brilliant.  Awkward sex scene with Jon Hamm.  Brilliant.  Sweating profusely from food poisoning.  Brilliant.  She is just- you could fill in the blank.  Anything else? oh yeah, go watch Garth and Kat skits from SNL on Hulu right now.  Also, Jon Hamm's transformation is pretty amazing.  Many see Jon as the dashing, suave sex symbol from Madmen, but it was refreshing to see him play a complete dashing,suave douchebag.

     I really would have loved to see Ellie's character shine a bit more, same with Maya's character.  The whole point was seeing the ups and downs of Kristen's character, but I thought the supporting characters could have had a little more.  But nonetheless, it was still executed very well.  I also thought it was very odd to have a Irish-American Cop as the protagonist.  He was definitely funny, but it seemed a little too random.  Was it just me?  Maybe.

Overall Rating - 4.5/5

Paul Feig - 5/5

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo - 4/5

Kristen Wiig - 5/5
Maya Rudolph - 3.5/5
Rose Byrne - 3/5
Ellie Kemper - 2/5
Melissa McCarthy - 4/5
Wendi McLendon-Covey - 3/5
Jon Hamm -  4/5
Chris O'Dowd - 3/5
Soundtrack - 4/5
Movie Poster - 3/5

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