Hey, remember The Hangover? Well imagine The Hangover with a big ol’ vagina that bleeds once a month and you’ve got Bridesmaids. What? Don’t look at me like that. I happen to think it’s a beautiful thing, the sloughing of uterine lining.
This spring, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) and director Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.[Apple]
I give it three stifled wank motions and the mouthfart of cautious optimism. I’m not thrilled about the couldn’t-be-more-reductive, it’s-a-female-version-of-The Hangover! premise, but I’ve always liked Kristen Wiig. She seems like a positive force towards gender equality, and besides, she’s totally do-able. (PS, where’d they find white Queen Latifah over here?) But I think the bigger question is, what happens to the dapper lab puppies who show up at the 1:54 mark?
Hey, fellas, lookin’ sharp. You savin’ that seat for someone? Don’t start yawning yet, we’ve got a big night ahead of us.