Genre Grandeur – Bridesmaids (2011) – Encore Review – MovieRob


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Wedding Movies, here’s a review of Bridesmaids (2011) by me.

Thanks again to Emily of The Flapper Dame for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies based on Plays.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to theatricalvirginie@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Virginie!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

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“Do you want to tell a cop about it? We’re just like priests except we would tell everybody afterwards. ” – Rhodes

Number of Times Seen – 3 (25 Jan 2012, 20 May 2015 and 27 Jun 2019)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After her best friend gets engaged, a woman does all she can to be the best maid of honor as possible but keeps getting upstaged by another bridesmaid.

My Take on it – When Emily chose this month’s theme, I immediately thought of this film because it is such a funny film that also seems realistic and down to Earth on so many levels.

The comedy in this film is spot on and the characters all seem to have great timing which helps keep things so enjoyable throughout.

The story is written in a very realistic fashion that is done in a way that we can easily get to know the characters and care about what will happen to them along the way.

Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig are both superb here in the lead roles and it’s very easy to believe that their characters have known one another and been best of friends for so many years.

The movie is filled with lots and lots of pop culture references that touch upon things from the 80’s and 90’s and that also helps the story get a feel of nostalgia the entire time.

The cast of characters are quite eclectic which allows them to explore so much comedic moments because we get to experience so many culture clashes along the way.

This helps make the story feel more unique, interesting and most importantly fresh from the beginning all the way until the end.

The best scene of the film is wedding gown scene because it utilizes so much verbal and physical comedy that will make anyone burst out with laughter as things get crazier and crazier.

Bottom Line – Hilarious film that really works on so many levels. The comedy is spot on and these characters all have such great timing. The story is written in a pretty realistic way that allows us to get to know these characters well and care about what will happen to them along the way. Rudolph and Wiig are perfect together and it’s so easy to believe that their characters have been best friends for so many years. The film is filled with lots of pop culture references to the 80’s and 90’s and that helps give the story a very nostalgic feel to it.  The characters are all quite eclectic and this helps make the film so much fun since we get to see so many culture clashes that helps keep things really interesting, unique and most importantly fresh from start to finish. The wedding gown scene is among the funniest in this kind of genre and works so well.  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the second bedroom scene between Annie and Ted, Annie tells Ted that she will take the fictional “George Glass” to Lillian’s wedding instead of him. “George Glass” was also the name of Jan Brady’s fictional boyfriend on The Brady Bunch (1969).  (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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