Friday, July 22, 2011

Movie - Bridemaids (Thumbs Up Comedy!) ****

So thankful to OMY.SG for making my Wednesday such an amazing night. - Tickets to the screening of " Bridesmaid"

It was the next most hilarious comedy other than White Chicks. My friend and I were rolling on the cinema chairs, trying hard to control our laughter!

Annie's (KRISTEN WIIG) life is in a mess: Her baking cake shop had to wound up because of bad business ; Her ex-boyfriend left her when it did; She then had to start working at a crap job in retail jewelry sales (where her mother recommended her in ) to make ends meet, drives a junker, lonely, hooked on a jerk named Ted (JON HAMM) who is enjoying her company just for the sex.

Her only joy each waking day is to be able to talk to her best friend Lillian (MAYA RUDOLPH), a lifelong best friend who has been with her through her ups and downs in life ; Does everything and anything together -and being the voice that helps her out in situations.

Lillian, though, surprises Annie one night by announcing her engagement and asking Annie to be her maid of honor.

The comical part starts during Lilian's engagement party where Annie is introduced to the bridesmaids and gets into conflict with
Helen (ROSE BYRNE), a wealthy new friend of Lillian's who is an expert at throwing lavish parties and get-togethers.

Helen is especially impressive to the three other bridesmaids: the uncouth Megan (MELISSA McCARTHY); the unhappy Rita (WENDI McLENDON-COVEY); and the uncomplicated Becca (ELLIE KEMPER).

No matter what Annie does, her plans always go awry. And the additions of the unique characters of the other bridesmaids just made it ever so funny!
Scene 1:
The Brazilian restaurant she picks for a ladies' lunch gives each of the women food poisoning, which ends up them shitting everywhere in the high-end wedding boutique toilet and one even on the road ' in their bridesmaid wedding fittings'. And she trying to act normal to Helen to prove that the food was not a problem.
Scene 2:
An airplane trip to Las Vegas for the hen's night after Helen gives Annie a mix of liquor and pills to calm her nerves due to flying. She goes berserk on the plane and does really weird things. And the other bridesmaids were so so so so absurd!

Quote from the movie - conversation with the flight attendant when he asks her to go back to her economy seat and closes the curtain of first class
Annie: "I'm gonna leave this (curtain) open! Cause, it's called civil rights! This is the 90s!"
Flight attendant closes the curtain again. Annie comes back in first class.
Annie: "Whatever you say, Stove."
Flight Attendant Steve: "Steve."
Annie: "Stove, what kind of name is that?"
Flight Attendant Steve: "That's not a name - my name is Steve."
Annie: "Are you an appliance?"
Flight Attendant Steve: "No I'm a man."
Annie: "You're a flight attendant."
Flight Attendant Steve: "That's absolutely accurate."

And the amusing part was that Annie was sitting with another bridesmaid that were also scared of flying.

Quote from movie -
Woman on plane: "I had a dream last night that we went down."
Annie: "Oh God."
Woman on plane: "You were in it."
Annie: "What?"

And the injection of the scenes of her housemates ( who rents the house to her) a pair of weird siblings - the sister and brother who looks somewhat like aliens and acts like one. (hahahaha)

Quote from the movie-
Annie: "You read my journal?!"
Annie's Roommate: "At first I did not know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book."

Making this movie even greater was the introduction of the theme of friendship and love through this comedy. Is friendship indeed greater than what riches (social status) can provide? Can love overcome all things? And are you the problem or solution to your current situation?

Quote from Movie-
Megan: "I don't associate with people who blame the world for their problems. You are your problem. You are also your solution."

The mental breakdown Annie suffers at the bridal shower, addresses the issue of friendship and social status. Would you rather your good friend tell you the truth or go along with the others in lies that even you yourself don't believe in.

Quote from the movie-
Lillian: Why can't you be happy for me, and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?

And her relationship with Rhodes (CHRIS O'DOWD)
a good-heart policeman who is an innocent man who falls in her love with Annie. However due to Annie past experiences with men who have used her for sex primarily, Annie pushes him away even though she likes him as much.

His sweetness Quote from Movie-
Officer Rhodes: "Do you want to tell a cop about it? We're just like priests except we would tell everybody afterwards."

I would truly recommend this movie! I am going to buy the DVD when it comes out and keep it for another round of watching.
Directed By: Paul Feig
Written By: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

And I love the wedding bridesmaids dresses!

Once again! Thank you Omy.SG!

  • KRISTEN WIIG plays a down-on-her-luck woman nearing 40 whose life starts to come undone after her best friend gets engaged. She is sexually promiscuous, uses profanity, and is a social drinker. She is jealous of her best friend's growing relationship with a new friend who seemingly has everything she lacks - poise, money, success, beauty, and so forth.
  • MAYA RUDOLPH plays the best friend who becomes engaged to a man from a well-to-do family.
  • ROSE BYRNE plays Lillian's social-climbing new friend who actively vies with Annie for her affections. She is very charming to those who are easily impressed. She has married a rich man and becomes a step-mother to his children. Though having rich and fame, she has self-esteem problems as she is lonely and no good girlfriends to talk to
  • MELISSA McCARTHY plays a frequently rude and often ill-mannered bridesmaid who loves herself for who she is and is such a wonderful comedian.
  • WENDI McLENDON-COVEY plays the bride's cousin who is unhappy in her marriage and is openly upset with her marriage life. She laments that she and her husband still have frequent sex, but no longer kiss and her kids are a horror.
  • ELLIE KEMPER plays a bridesmaid who is newly married and still feeling blissfully happy. She however confesses that her and her husband's sex life has been lacking.
  • JILL CLAYBURGH plays Annie's supportive mother who attends AA meetings for the experience even though she has never had a drink.
  • JON HAMM plays a boorish man who wants only a sexual relationship with Annie and prefers that she not spend nights sleeping over at his house. He refers to her as his "Number 3," meaning she is the third woman in order of importance and desirability he calls on a list of sex partners when feeling amorous.
  • CHRIS O'DOWD plays a good-hearted cop who takes a liking to Annie after he cites her for broken taillights. He drinks socially and uses some profanity. As a cop, he lets civilian Annie ride along in his squad car while on duty and even allows her to use his radar speed gun.
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