Sunday, May 15, 2011


Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumalo wrote the screenplay, and Judd Apatow produced it- that ought to tell you that this is going to be a very interesting 2 hours. I have to say that this is NOT a chick flick but yet it feels like one- the script is obviously written by women who see the fun in being female. It is not a chick flick because all the men in the audience laughed out loud, too. Wiig plays the maid of honor who cannot get a thing right, and she sees her best friend sliding away from her- or actually being highjacked by another woman. I think Apatow's touch is particularly noticeable in some of the grosser scenes, and Wiig is truly not the best actress in the film. BUT it is very funny, very predictable, and very adult. Wiig almost slips into some SNL mugging bits but she visibly restrains herself.  There is a weird sweetness to this somewhat bawdy humor. The best character of the lot is the hefty bridesmaid played by Melissa McCarthy- don't worry, no one else has heard of her (unless you watch Mike and Molly on TV)  though Alex swears she was in GO. She steals the show. And some dogs. Don't bring kids- it has a huge amount of very adult material. But do go see it- it is going to make a well-deserved mint for the crew that made it.