Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fast Forward - Bridesmaids Trailer Breakdown

Looking ahead...


Release Date: May 13, 2011

This coming summer movie lineup just got a whole lot brighter. I had heard about Bridesmaids from other news sites in the past few months but hardly knew anything about it until now. The trailer was just released yesterday (meaning you will start seeing it in theaters this coming weekend) and after watching it I couldn't be more excited for it. This is a feature film sophmore effort from director Paul Feig whoms other film is better left not mentioned. You will see the name Judd Apatow and other films he has been involved with such as Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin tossed around liberally in this films advertisements. And let's not forget this is the first film in a very long time to have such a large cast of women as the primary actors in a comedy, which is something to be celebrated all on its own due to its rarity (most all female casts are in dramas). While those are all noteworthy points to make I believe this film has got a lot more going for it than that.

This has the potential to be "The Hangover" for women which could be huge and has got me excited for many reasons. First and foremost is that this is Kristen Wiig's baby, she wrote it, is starring in it, and is a producing it. Her and Tina Fey are two of the only women out there that can elicit a laugh from me. That's not to say there aren't other funny women out there but these two just can't be beat in my humble opinion. While I have had faith in Kristen Wiig ever since I heard about her involvement in this project, I still wasn't sure about the cast. And let's face it, a movie like this lives and dies based on who the primary actors are. Thankfully she has rounded up what appears to be a very diverse and spunky group of gals that look as though they are up for anything. Maya Rudolph plays the bride to be, Kristen is the single maid of honor, Melissa McCarthy appears to be the ill-mannered one of the bunch, Rose Byrne (whom I absolutely adore) is the stuck up pretty girl, Ellie Kemper is the young and lively one that is freshly married herself, and Wendi McLendon-Covey is the woman that is bored of her marriage and looking for a new thrill.

That cast just seems awesome and seeing them in action in the trailer sealed the deal for me. However I did find the trailer to be ever so slightly worrisome in how it seemed to have quite a bit of broad comedy going on. Particularly that airplane scene with Kristen having to get drugged up to handle the flight and then she loses control...I can only hope that is not indicative of what awaits us. And it is really kind of hard to tell because the trailer has a quick montage at the end that doesn't really tell us much. While I usually don't want a trailer to give away all its best jokes in the film I would have rather had something more inspirational to leave a better lasting impression on me. My anticipation for this film resides solely on its cast and Kristen Wiig's ability to make me laught. If it ends up being as good as it has the potential to be then this very well could be one of the success stories from this upcoming summer and also a gateway into having more comedies with an all female cast in the future. I have faith in you Kristen, don't let me down.

Bridesmaids trailer:


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