Truth be told, there are plenty of wedding based comedies to fill the Smithsonian. But what makes Bridesmaids different
is that it plays against the so-called 'chick flick' mindset. After her best friend Lillian gets engaged, Annie becomes
her maid of honor, an obligation that only seems to accelerate her midlife crisis. Broke and broken down, she finds
herself going to extremes with a misfit cast of bridesmaids to put on the perfect wedding. In addition to starring in
the film, Kristen Wiig co-wrote Bridesmaids with longtime friend, Annie Mumolo. And the film definitely showcases all
of her skills. Playing out like a typical Judd Apatow film, Bridesmaids
foregoes fantasy and instead, chooses the actions, language, and attitudes of real women. As a result, the laughs are
bigger and better. And the formula less contrived.