The Big Review with Dana Nodjoumi
Starring: Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph
What do you get when you throw two Saturday Night Live comediennes (Wiig and Rudolph), an award-winning comedy director (Judd Apatow, Knocked Up) and one hilarious plot together? Pure comic brilliance. Bridesmaids is the surprise hit of the year. Earning major praise from critics and raking in stellar box office figures, this girl’s girl flick is definitely one of this year’s must-see movies. Annie (Wiig) can’t seem to get her life on track. And just as things couldn’t get any worse, her best friend Lillian (Rudolph) decides to get married. Chosen as the maid of honour, Annie soon starts to lose it when she finds herself up against Lillian’s new friend and self-professed BFF Helen (Rose Byrne), a rich and annoyingly beautiful country-clubber with not a hair out of place. As the two battle for who’s the best woman for the job, from planning the bridal shower to organising the dress fitting, Annie realises she has no chance of winning, even if she is Lillian’s oldest and closest friend. With a heart-felt underlining story of friendship and the outrageously hilarious dialogue and antics courtesy of Kristen Wiig’s genius writing and the perfectly chosen cast of screwball females, the film manages to keep you hooked from start to finish and proves that men aren’t the only ones who can dish out a dirty joke.