Weddings are supposed to represent the best that life can bring. Love, marriage, friendship and coming together to celebrate two people who want to publicly declare their love and commitment to one another.
But it can be stressful and extremely tiresome in its planning stages.
In 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, Annie (Kristin Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) have been best friends for a very long time. Then Lillian gets engaged and Annie agrees to become maid of honor. Helen (Rose Byrne), Becca ( Ellie Kemper), Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and Megan (Melissa McCarthy) round out the bridal party as bridesmaids. But as wedding gets closer, Annie begins to suspect that Helen wants more from Lillian than just being a bridesmaid.
Co written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, this film was one of the funniest of 2011. While weddings are not unusual story backdrops for films, what made this film stand out was the very funny and talented female cast. There was a truth about planning a wedding and the stress that comes with those plans. The films also proved that not only can women play gross funny that men usually play, but they can also be a box office draw by themselves. The standout performance of this film is Melissa McCarthy’s Megan who is rude and crude and hilarious.
I absolutely recommend this film. If you have not seen it, you are missing out one of the great female comedies of the last decade.