Initially known as a women-friendly “The Hangover” — this jam-packed comedy is no chick flick! Women and men will love this clever and witty film – as long as you know what’s coming to you — think women defiling a high-class wedding shop bathroom due to a sudden oncoming of food poisoning. Kristin Wiig writes and stars in one of the funniest movies of 2011 that has lines and scenes that will forever be joked about.
Annie (Wiig) who is destined to be forever single is shocked over her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) engagement and is selected as the Maid of Honor. As she struggles to juggle her duties to Lillian, she continues to self-sabotage her relationships and career. From her ladies’ man booty call played by John Hamm to her weirdo brother and sister roommates who appear to be more of boyfriend and girlfriend than siblings, Annie can’t seem to keep her life together, not to mention keep pre-wedding plans together for Lillian.
Of course, Lillian’s new friend and trophy wife of Lillian’s future husband’s boss, Helen, extravagantly overshadows Annie and begins to take over all wedding plans causing Annie to have a painful-to-watch cookie and chocolate flinging breakdown.
The wedding party is made up of a diverse and unique group of women, all of which have their own stories to provide plenty of humor. Sister of the groom, Megan (Melissa McCarthy) is a overly sexual and inappropriate who hits on anything that walks by her, while bridesmaid Lita is burdened by her crazy home life of 3 young sons and is desperate for a vacation. Then there’s Becca (Ellie Kemper) who is freakishly obsessed with Disney Princesses and is naively happily married to her husband who will only sleep with her after his nightly shower – if he isn’t tired.
The combination of each character and their quirks resulted in me laughing myself to tears. I was highly impressed that a movie with so many high-profile characters and multiple story lines could be strong in every department it had. Whether your looking for a movie for girls’ night or date night, this movie will never cease to be entertaining. No matter what the occasion, this is a must see for comedy lovers. The DVD is coming out September 20th. At the very least it needs to be rented.
G.I.A. Rating: 8/10
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 125 Minutes