151. Bridesmaids (2011)

8.0 Consistently hilarious
  • Acting 7.9
  • Directing 7.9
  • Story 8.2
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Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne

Director: Paul Feig

Running Time: 125 mins

Bridesmaids is an American film about a group of bridesmaids, two of which have a monumental competition to make sure that they are seen as the better friend of the bride to be, however their actions result in complete chaos all around them.

This was a hilarious film. I mean, it was way too long, it could have definitely been at least 20 minutes shorter, but it was still extremely funny throughout, with some of the most farcical, and excruciatingly annoying, comedy scenes that I have ever seen.

I thought that the competition between two of the bridesmaids to be a better friend to the bride than the other, with each trying to both outdo the other with ridiculous friendship gestures (some of which so much so that I was nearly falling off of my chair), while secretly trying to bring down the other with intricate plans that would go unnoticed to their friends.

I thought all of the characters were absolutely brilliant in this film, with each of the bridesmaids being their own stereotype, but my favourite bridesmaid was by far the one played by Melissa McCarthy, the tomboy, who was so inappropriate for the delicate acts of bridesmaids’ duties, such as helping with wedding dress shopping, which I thought was hilarious.

Overall, I’ll give this an 8.0, because although it was a very long film, with some boring sequences, every single joke was hilarious, all the characters were fantastically written, so the entire thing was extremely entertaining to watch!


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