Muni Reviews: Bridesmaids (2011)


Synopsis: Picked as her best friend's maid of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.

This film came out nearly 3 months ago, and I’ve been waiting patiently since then to watch it. I never got the chance to go watch it on the big screen, it was just one of those things, o well what can you do. So this week I finally got my hands on a copy and sat down and watched in anticipation.

So on to the positives firstly, I love Kristen Wiig, she is a tremendous comedy actress, and has worked very hard to represent women in cinema and TV.  In this film she is like your average women in her late 20’s early 30’s going through a stage in her life where she has nearly hit rock bottom.  She plays her character perfectly, she reminds me a lot of Tina Fey, yes both are talented female comedy actresses, and both have been on SNL.

I also like Chris O’Dowd, I liked his work on the IT Crowd, and I’m glad he has had a chance to star in a film like this. He does represent your regular guy; he is the ideal guy to play opposite Kristen, and both have a nice chemistry in the film. Jon Hamm is also great, he plays the A**hole perfectly. Did you know he started of in comedy? You can't really tell with his awesome-ness on Mad Men.

The group of girls that are the “Bridesmaids” are the just the right mix, in someway we all know a women with those kind of personalities.  The characters are very funny to watch and the casting is very well chosen.

The film is very well written; the characters are also beautiful crafted and you could tell the attention to detail put in by the writers. The director also has a standard job in making this film. That’s not a bad thing, its just there’s not a stand out scene, that made me say wow how did he do that.

The film has been compared to the female version of the Hangover, and you can see the similarities, but I do think it is very different to that film. The story and the characters are different too, both of which have excelled in the box office.

The one thing I was disappointed about was the fact that the other women in the film didn’t get a lot of film time. Yes the film is roughly 2 hours long, but I think the groups of women in the film are so good they deserve a lot more screen time.  Hopefully there could be some sort of sequel that would be fantastic, but the chances of that happening are slim.

Overall I’d say if you want to watch a feel good comedy film then this is the best film to watch. The film is very funny, smart, cute and enjoyable. I don’t think anyone I spoke to about this was disappointed, and nor was I. a must watch for people everywhere.



A little about me: I'm currently studying Film Production Technology at Birmingham City University, going into my second year. As well as that I'm working on a few Film projects at the moment and hop