Join the wildest wedding party of the year when Bridesmaids marches down the aisle to Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download on September 20, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Hailed as “brazenly hysterical” by People Magazine and “the best comedy of 2011” (Back Stage), Bridesmaids is the riotously funny and warmly outrageous comedy that has become the most talked about movie of the year. Critically acclaimed by fans and media alike, the “certified fresh” film (Rotten Tomatoes.com) received “two thumbs up! ®” from Ebert Presents. Surpassing Sex and the City as the number one R-rated female comedy of all time, Bridesmaids starring “Saturday Night Live” standouts Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, is produced by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin) and marks his most successful film ever.
SYNOPSIS: “Gut-bustingly funny!”(Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes the breakout comedy critics are calling “brazenly hysterical!” (Alynda Wheat, People).
Thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event.
FILM REVIEW: From the get go, this movie is non-stop raunchy, direct, no-holds barred humor. It is extremely funny and some of that is also of the shock type. I laughed hard and a lot. Priscilla and I both agree that this is one of the funniest movies we have seen in a while. The best part about it for me was that it was unexpected. I expected just another cheesy comedy that will give you a few laughs but that’s about it. Well this was a lot more. Sure the story is simple enough but the script and the performances take it up a notch. There might be some comparisons with Hangover due to the similar subject matter and humor style. Dare I say, yes I will, it was better than the Hangover (don’t know yet where Hangover 2 will rank though). If you are familiar with my reviews you might remember my cry meter. If I laugh hard and long enough, I cry and so I can rate the quality of comedies via my cry meter. Let’s just say that I was teary eyed for practically the entire movie. But there is more than just humor in this picture because you also get a little bit of drama, romance, and a feel good conclusion. The cast is excellent. Starting with the star of the show, Kristen Wiig as Annie the Maid of Honor, she really is a great comedic actress that dare I say is
underappreciated. Her line delivery is impeccable and even her facial expressions are a treat. I believe this is her first main starring role and she carried the movie better than well. These SNL guys are such incredible talents and what a list of stars. Maya Rudolph, another SNL alum, plays Lillian the Bride. Her comedic chemistry with Kristen was pretty good. Surprisingly however, Rose Byrne had even better chemistry. I’m not used to seeing Rose in a comedy so I was impressed by her performance. She plays Helen, new friend to Lillian and rival to Annie and thus lies the conflict in the story. The competition for Lillian’s affection, attention, and appreciation is fierce and Rose plays the role masterfully. All the other bridesmaids were also good with their roles but the one that probably stands out the most is Melissa McCarthy’s Megan. She was hilarious and one of Priscilla’s favorites. Another smaller but very sharp performance was given by Jon Hamm as Ted, one of Annie’s “friends”. It was scary how well he played an a-hole supreme womanizer. The other main guy in the film, Rhodes, is played by Chris O’Dowd. He is the complete opposite of Ted and the primary source of romance in the movie.
“Every director should take an acting class.” So says Director Paul Feig so has also done many small supporting roles. Having directed mostly TV comedy productions, he demonstrates that he can hold his own on the big screen as well. I’ll conclude the review with a two word spoiler . . . Wilson Phillips.
By Cine Marcos
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles - English Spanish French- Optional
FEATURE COMMENTARY: With director Paul Feig, co-writer Annie Mumolo and cast members Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper.
GAG REEL (DVD Version)
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ADDITIONAL EXTENDED & ALTERNATE SCENES
CHOLODECKI’S COMMERCIAL: Check out what’s new with Cholodecki’s when you watch the never-before-seen “commercial” from Annie’s jewelry employer!
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