Bridesmaids is a new comedy written by star Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow. Wiig plays a woman chosen to be her best friend’s maid of honor, and she has to do her best to satisfy the rest of the wedding party.
Annie is Lillian’s maid of honor. Unfortunately, another bridesmaid wants to plan the wedding and other wedding festivities. The film follows the two women as they battle it out to be in control. Just like women always do.
Directed by Paul Feig, who is a Judd Apatow guy, as he was one of the creators of Freaks and Geeks, and the whole production looks like another Apatow film. This is generally a good thing. Wiig cowrote the script, so it likely has her particular comedic talents used appropriately. Apatow’s writing and directing has been on a downward slope as of late, but he gives a chance to the screenplays of a number of up and comers. This may end up being the next Forgetting Sarah Marshall, except no Mila Kunis.
Who’s It For?
PG-13 or R.
Movie Release Date
May 13, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Kristen Wiig … Annie
Rose Byrne … Helen
Melissa McCarthy … Megan
Maya Rudolph … Lillian
First screenplay by Kristen Wiig.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Baby Mama, Superbad, Funny People, Made of Honor
What’s Good About It?
I’m surprisingly hopeful for Bridesmaids, considering I don’t normally like Kristen Wiig that much. The reason is that this is her first screenplay, and she can be pretty funny. This is a big chance for her. No doubt she’ll bring her ‘A’ game to this one. Plus, I like Apatow.
What’s Bad About It?
I’m not totally sold on Kristen Wiig carrying a film. This may end up an extended SNL skit, and not a good skit from 20 years ago, but one from today, meaning not funny.
Our Clever Prediction
It’s Apatow in May. Clearly the studio thinks highly of the possibilities for the film. Of course, Wiig was in MacGruber, and I seem to remember that getting a monstrous push and doing virtually no business. Okay, now my hopes are lower.