A girl version of The Hangover, Bridesmaids is one hilarious take on what it's like to be a girl planning a wedding. OK, maybe not every girl. Kristen Wiig has been the funniest female cast member on Saturday Night Live since she joined the cast in 2005. Wiig took a big first step in becoming the first female from the SNL family in a long, long time to succeed in movies. Not only did she star in this film, but she also co-wrote it with Annie Mumolo.
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a fundamentally nice modern girl who just happens to be nearing the low point of her life when her best friend, since childhood, Lillian (Maya Rudolph - who I also love), unexpectedly announces that she's getting married. Annie tries to put on a good face and accept the role of maid of honor, however, the responsibilities of this task, which she can’t afford, and her jealousy over Lillian’s new best friend, Helen (Rose Byrne), who is rich and seemingly perfect, lead to an emotional meltdown, not to mention some gut-busting antics.
Beyond a doubt, there is room for improvement, but still, Bridesmaids is a fantastically fun and wildly hilarious summer flick. I was actually surprised at how endearing it was near the end too, bringing a little tear to my eye. And even though a few scenes went on a tad bit too long, you will not be disappointed. Got to love the Wilson Phillips scene!RATING: A-