Our protagonist, Annie, an ex baker who resides in Milwaukee, had lost her savings. Her love life isn’t going to plan until she meets Ted. Annie has been asked to be maid of honour by her childhood best friend Lillian, who is getting married to a wealthy banker. Annie must show Lillian she can be the friend to bring the perfect wedding. Although there is one person who is stopping her from doing that. Helen. Pretentious and competitive, Helen shows envy towards Lillian throughout the film.
As Annie Is worried about her money she tries to throw the party at Lillian’s parents lake house. However, the other bridesmaids want to go to Vegas which Helen has organized, clashing with the lake house event. Annie doesn’t like flying so Helen gives her some tablets to calm her down; but Annie drinks alcohol so she starts to break the rules of leaving her seat when not too and starts shouting at the flight assistant. Slight humour since events like these are very relatable, and undoubtedly once in our life we will experience a nerving situation such as this. Furthermore it creates an indication of how the film will pan out as well as letting the audience know what they’re in for! There are funny parts throughout the entirety of the film which are supported and enhanced by Kristen Wiig’s performance as Annie. Annie starts kicking off swearing and then starts destroying the nice food tables at one point which shows Kristen’s diversity in acting, as well as the script writing creating more than just a 2 dimensional character. However, this occurs later in the film, and it seems the film banks on this sort of humour: “Going off the rails”.
The acting is average for the genre at hand, and work accordingly to the comedy style ( a more mature approach from that of recent comedies such as Your Highness). Annie really tries to get back to seeing Nathan this is showing that they did have something when they first met when she got pulled over. Annie drives past his house everyday to see if he has forgiven her but he leaves the cake out for the raccoons to eat. Annie stays in to watch TV and an upset Helen arrives upset on her doorstep but Annie didn’t want anything to do with it for the audience to see Helen upset is transformation in character opening up showing her feelings to Annie. Helen explained that Lillian has gone missing so they both set of to see Nathan, he starts to ignore her; Annie starts joy riding breaking the law to get his attention but he still ignores them but he gives up and talks to them after they bumped into Nathan’s car. Soon after they start talking Nathan rings up tracking Lillian down to find her in her apartment worrying about the wedding.
Overall Bridesmaids Is definitely worth a watch as there is a mature level of relatable humour. Although, with many saying it’s the female Hangover, it was disappointing to see the last quarter turn into a romance. With the current cinema climate full of teen comedies, it’s a breath of fresh air, standing tall from its competitors such as the slated Sex and the City 2. Although nothing new or innovative, Bridesmaids delivers a light, entertaining comedy and with its box office success, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a sequel in the near future.