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May 132011
 



By God, Bridesmaids is a terrific comedy.

Brilliant!

An absolutely riveting, gorgeous movie.

Folks, we haven’t had this much fun at the movies in a long time.

There is nothing, virtually nothing we disliked about this superb film. :)

The acting sparkles, the dialogs crackle and the Bridesmaids story resonates very, very well with the audience.

Bridesmaids Review - Oodles of Fun

At a theater in the mid-Atlantic region on the East Coast, the audience including yours truly had a whale of a time.

In a sense, Bridesmaids is like the 2009 movie I Love You Man with both addressing themes of imminent marriage and friendship.

But Bridesmaids is better, so much better. In the acting, in the writing and in the quantity and quality of humor.

The writing, in fact, is orders of magnitude better.

Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig (who also plays Annie, the principal character of the movie) have done a stellar job with the script.

There’s terrific humor at every step.

We laughed and laughed so much till tears rushed down our cheeks.

The Bridesmaids Story

Annie’s best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married. And of course, Annie is going to be the maid of honor.

The problem is Annie’s life couldn’t get worse at this point.

Her business Cake Baby has gone belly-up in the recession, she has no steady boyfriend but only a fuck-buddy, no money to pay her rent to her co-renters and, worse of all, a strong competitor to her friend Lillian’s affections in Ms Perfection Helen (Rose Byrne).

Annie’s life continues its free fall as the bridesmaids work to devise a picture-perfect bachelorette party, shower and wedding for Lillian.

Annie and Helen are a wonderful study in contrasts. One perfectly poised, the other in a state of tense, near collapse.

Kristen Wiig is superb in her portrayal of the struggling, collapsing and, eventually, out of control Annie.

Hey, where was Wiig hiding all these years?

To their credit, all of Wiig’s co-stars complement her in an outstanding job.

Of course, Bridesmaids is not the kind of movie that our Nenu Na Rakshashi or 100% Love craving Indians relish.

But if you love quality movies as much as we do, you can’t get a better movie this weekend than Bridesmaids.

SearchIndia.com strongly recommends Bridesmaids to all ye schmucks. You have no reason not to see it because no Bollywood or Kollywood film is releasing in the U.S. this weekend.

 

  5 Responses to “Bridesmaids Review – Oodles of Fun; You’d be a Blithering Idiot to Miss this Delightful Comedy”

  1. Off-topic: Have u not yet seen “stanley ka dabba”,which is getting great appreciation

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We don’t think Stanley Ka Dabba released anywhere on the East Coast.

    Watched the trailer and liked it.

  2. Fast Five should probably be watched in theaters too.. Do you watch Saturday Night Live. Wiig is a big part of it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Saturday Night Live? No.

    Between the SI blog, reading, watching movies and, of course, Indian restauranting there’s little time for much else in life.

    We were very impressed with Wiig. On the whole, the movie was superb. If what we saw at our theater was any indication, the movie will find favor with audiences elsewhere too.

    Indian films fail even before the shooting commences because the script is invariably shoddy. The tragedy of Indian films is that we rely on stars to lift all movies. Given that most movie fans in India are just one step above baboons in the evolutionary ladder, the stars’ strategy has worked well for several decades but is now starting to fray at the edges resulting in huge losses on occasion.

    In Bridesmaids, the quality of writing is very superior. Shows in every scene. Wiig, as you probably know by now, is the co-writer.

    Did Wiig do an outstanding job because she wrote visualizing herself in the role? That’s an interesting question to ponder. Maybe, if we had more actors collaborating in the writing the EQ (Entertainment Quotient) of movies would get a significant boost.

    2. Watched the previews of Fast Five in the theater several times. Not sure, if we’d have liked the movie.

  3. I personally thought “I love you man” was better.. may be that is because I am a man.

    There is another bridesmaids-like movie in theaters, but it isn’t getting good reviews.

  4. I just happened to be watching this yesterday, it was a lot of fun and I thought this was better than Hangover.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Last week, I saw the trailer of a new movie Heat featuring Melissa McCarthy (She’s Megan, the plump lady in Bridesmaids).

    Heat could be interesting (although I don’t like Sandra Bullock much).

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