Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

"Have you tried turning..." Oh I know, too obvious.

Wow, another month has flown by and once again my poor little blog is all unloved. :-(

Still, I’m sure we can agree that everyone enjoyed watching girly rom-com Bridesmaids at the cinema a few months ago. Ok, perhaps not. It didn’t exactly receive glowing reviews amongst our small cinema-going collective.

Unhappy, 30-something Annie is finding life hasn’t turned out the way she wanted. Her dream bakery closed down, her boyfriend left her and she’s found herself in a new unhappy relationship. When Annie’s best friend Lillian announces that she’s getting married and wants Annie to be her maid of honour, Annie can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen to their friendship now her lifelong chum is getting married. Annie’s mood doesn’t get any better when Annie meets the other bridesmaids – in particular wealthy and popular Helen, who is just far too perfect for Annie’s liking, which only puts her nose out of joint even more.

What follows is two hours of Annie making a fool of herself and basically cocking things up, all the while becoming increasingly jealous of Helen. Throw in a bit of a love interest in the form of the fella from The IT Crowd and that’s your lot.

Now, I know I said the general consensus amongst our film posse was that Bridesmaids was terrible, but that’s not strictly true. If I remember correctly, the girls generally loved it, the guys generally hated it. Me? I was kinda, indifferent. Some of the scenes dragged on to the point of being tedious, but it still managed to be watchable. There were a few funny bits, but a lot of painfully unfunny bits too.

Someone did say it was supposed to be a female version of The Hangover. I think not.

6/10.

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