It’s hard to know where to start with Bridesmaids, the ebulliently received new comedy co-written by and staring Kristen Wiig. A particularly brilliant performance by Melissa McCarthy elevates the unevenly funny writing. In fact, several cameos by talented comics pepper the movie, including one from co-writer Annie Mumolo as a panicking nervous flier. Wiig admitted on The View that the big gross-out humor scene was added just prior to shooting. This raises questions about who exactly thought shit and puke were a necessary addition to a film about grown women in their thirties. Despite the requisite bodily function detour, these talented ladies make the most of the juvenile tack-on. With this group of girls, wallowing isn’t allowed. Wiig and Mumolo wisely isolated the sweetness to the baking montages and the corniness to the Wilson Phillips number. Congratulations Ladies, Bridesmaids deserves an epic opening weekend.
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