I saw Bridesmaids - the movie this week. Spoiler-free review below:
I freaking loved it. No, it's not going to make you smarter or shed light on the cure for cancer, but it was funny, the characters were likable and relatable, and most importantly it wasn't hideously insulting to women like so many romantic comedies / raunchy comedies.
Jump off a cliff, chick flicks.
When I saw the poster, I assumed Kristen Wiig was going to be obsessed with finding a man of her own to marry because she's so hopelessly single, and I was wrong. Basically, Annie (Kristen Wiig, who I loved) is the Maid of Honor at her childhood BFF's wedding, and she has to figure out a way to help her friend with wedding plans when she can barely cope with her own life. She also has to contend with her pal's new friend, a spoiled, rich and beautiful trophy wife. I liked that it addressed competition between women, because it's one of my biggest complaints about being one.
The motley crew
There are two main stereotype-y guys in the movie, and they are both fun to look at. Jon Hamm is Kristen Wiig's...something, and Chris O'Dowd from the IT Crowd and Pirate Radio is adorable as Nathan Roads. (I also spotted David Wallace and Hank from The Office)
I will not ruin any funny parts for you, but let me just say that it was really funny. All types of women were portrayed, and there was a lot of lady-appropriate The Hangover-type comedy.
Also, this movie is dude-approved. My guy loved it too - no caveats. This is not a chick flick, it's just a funny movie that focuses on women in a non-demeaning, sex-object way. THANK YOU.