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:: Bridesmaids

So many comedies these days just don’t make you laugh, so therefore it is a relief when a film like Bridesmaids comes along. Not only is this a film that will make you laugh-out-loud continually but it is a romantic-comedy that will appeal to guys as well as girls… to be blunt it’s The Hangover for chicks!

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is beginning to feel like one of life’s losers. First she lost her boyfriend, then her business and now her casual-sex-friend seems to be treating her like dirt… then she learns that life can get even worse. When her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph) announces she is getting married she asks Annie to be her matron of honour and while Annie gets on with most of the bridesmaids – Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey), Becca (Ellie Kemper) and Megan (Melissa McCarthy), her and Lillian’s new friend, Helen (Rose Byrne) clash from the very first meeting. And it only seems to get worse when Helen decides to challenge Annie for the role of Matron-Of-Honour by throwing cash at the situation. Annie is so confused she can’t even notice when love arrives in the form of Officer Nathan Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd).

Director, Paul Feig is really able to sit back and let this film go along in cruise control as the laughs certainly aren’t coming from him. The script is absolutely sensational…a comedy gem… but never lets the laughs get in the way of also telling a story that totally captivates you.

You can’t help but feel for Annie, who is brilliantly portrayed by Kristen Wiig. Wiig might be known on the U.S. comedy circuit but this is the role that has really announced her to the world. Her partnership with Maya Rudolph here is sensational and the fact that they are friends in really life really shows through in the film.

The great script is also gives others a great chance to shine. Australian, Rebel Wilson certainly announces herself to the world in a small (but scene-stealing role), but by far the best performance is by Melissa McCarthy whose role (and lines) will be imprinted on my brain for a long, long time to come. The other bright star is Rose Byrne who shows that she can also add comedy to her long line of skills.

If you are looking for a great comedy than Bridesmaids is the film for you. Films this funny don’t come along very often… so make sure you see it!