Bridesmaids movie review - Aussieboyreviews
WHAT AUDIENCE DOES BRIDESMAIDS DIRECT ITS CRASS HUMOUR AT?
The humour in this film is targeted for older teens and is a great light-hearted choice. But there’s plenty of crass humour, language and sex in this comedy about friendship.
Annie, a jobless chef, is asked by her best friend, Lillian, to be her maid of honour. Issues evolve when she ruins the wedding in rage as a result of her conflicts with one of the bridesmaids.
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd
Writer: Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
Release Date (Australia): 9 June 2011
Runtime: 124 minutes/2h 4m
Genre: Comedy, Romance
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains moderate themes in the form of crude humour.
There is mild slapstick violence in which characters are hit with tennis balls and slapped.
The film features use of words such as “s**t”, “f**k” and “**shole”, in addition to a single use of “c**t”.
The film contains a single verbal reference to a woman being able to “get cocaine for a party”.
The film features strong crude sex references, innuendo and a sex scene that features several sexual positions.
R (for some strong sexuality, and language throughout)
Aussie boy's thoughts
A girls-night would be perfect if it involved a cheery, witty and hysterical female friendship comedy with a light sense of heart. Bridesmaids is exactly that! But parents, this hilarious movie isn’t for your young group of teenage girls. Targeted at adults, Bridesmaids is a very raunchy and jolly comedy. Everyone who’s seen the film would just have to agree that the comical aspect will leave you and your friends laughing and relaxed.
How does a film manage to do that amount of cheeriness? Other than the awesome sense of frequent humour, which are always great ideas themselves, the light heart of Bridesmaids is absolutely pleasurable. It takes over what many other viewers wouldn’t enjoy, which is the slapstick and potty humour.
The characters are also very charming and will surprise you. Each owning a sense of adoration in their performances, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Wendi McLendon-Covey are super witty and simply sparkling. There probably could’ve been a half of an hour taken off to make the film faster-paced, but it’s worth watching for the romantic and bright touch. But it should’ve been faster!
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