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Sunday, January 08, 2012


Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker. The story is about a woman who is maid of honor for her best friend's wedding and ends up in a competition with another bridesmaid.

Annie is one messed up woman. She's working as a clerk in a jewelry store, a job she's bad at and has no interest in. She's sharing an apartment with a British brother and sister. She lets some guy regularly use her for sex and feels crummy about it afterward. (He calls her his number 3 f**k buddy.) She drives a crummy car and her taillights are out.

But things really start to go downhill for her when her best friend gets engaged and asks her to be her maid of honor. The friend also asks a group of other women to be bridesmaids, including a rich woman whose relationship with the bride makes Annie feel threatened. What follows next is a series of events where the two women try to outdo each other.

The movie was supposed to be a comedy and I'd heard good things about it, but I didn't think most of it was funny at all. I found Annie to be Too Stupid To Live for most of the movie and feel she brought most of her problems on herself. She acts like a complete idiot throughout the entire movie, and when she flips out at the shower--screaming at others, breaking a giant cookie and having it fall on top of her, taking her to the ground, getting messy in the chocolate fountain--the bride kicks her out of the wedding. I don't blame her.

Annie also meets this really great guy during the course of the movie and after sleeping with him, acts like a complete idiot, hurts him, and alienates him as well.

Annie wasn't the only idiot, though; all the bridesmaids acted bizarrely. More than one time while I watched the movie, I'd mutter who acts like this?

There were a few moments that kept me watching, but in all honesty they were few and far between. At the end, when Annie finally smartened up, things improved greatly, but the movie was already pretty much a loss for me by then.

Not recommended.