Bridesmaids review

It seems that most all of the female-lead comedies today are of the wedding theme but Bridesmaids is a sort of a riposte to that cliché – Meaning it is not about the sentimental allure most marriages have for most women, but just how difficult the whole process can be. And even more the film is about female bonding and how a long time friendship can be impacted by a life changing event.

The director Paul Feig and Producer Apatow were the ones that suggested the scene where the bridal party is stricken with food poisoning when they are shopping for dresses at a posh salon. It is a typical gross out seen that the laddie comedies are so characteristic of today and could be a turnoff to a certain number of their target market.

The request of more sex talk in the movie by the director and producer has paid off. This has resulted in a rare display of raunchiness that comes from a decidedly female view. The co-writer Wiig provided good comic lines for the talented supporting cast.

The heart of the film is the insecurities of Annie and a portrait of a woman at loose ends is at the same time rib-tickling and poignant.

The comedy brings out true emotions and Wiig is not afraid to go broad. With Wiig and Rudolph being friends in real life their scenes are that much more inspired and it makes the rift between the two that much more genuine and painful. And of course it is touching to see the late Jill Claybirgh in her last performance get ample screen time as Annie’s practical mother.