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24 May

A Blip of a Movie Review: “Bridesmaids”

Alternative Title: “Estrogen Hangover”

Short Plot: Kristen Wiig is a woman’s whose life is teetering on the line of mediocrity (about to tip to the down side) who is asked by her best friend to be her maid of honor. Things unravel when she meets the rest of the bridal party including her best friend’s newest rich bitch buddy, who is doing her darnedest to take over the maid of honor spot. And things go from bad to just plain horrible. And the rest of us just laugh along the way…

Pros: Kristen Wiig is a revelation, the script is solid, there are plenty of lewd language and gross gags to keep the men dragged to this movie happy, and Melissa McCarthy is now my new goddess of comedy.

Cons: Oddly enough, there is not much to complain about here. Some of the situations are a little over the top, but for a comedy like this they don’t seem too outlandish.

Verdict: Kristen Wiig was really terrific. This could have easily been a plain comedy role that would have worked fine, but she really acts and takes it to a higher level than what is typical for a comedy like this. It is actually her quiet moments that are the most affecting, but her breakdown at the bridal shower was both hilarious and made you cringe at the same time – not an easy thing to accomplish. Melissa McCarthy gets the MVP award as she steals most every scene she is in. I knew she was excellent already from watching “Mike & Molly,” but this woman is ready for her close up! I’m so in love with her now.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Blips ••••

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