Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids (2011)

This movie wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be.  I found most of the things that happened in the film uncomfortably true.  Of course, I have a Helen in my life, and I’ve been in the situation the protagonist finds herself in regarding her best friend.  Perhaps I actually live in one giant comedy, but most of the time during the movie, I was impressed by the similarities between the film and my own life.  By the end of the movie, I was more sad than cheerful.

Now that I’ve said that, I promise I liked the movie!  I liked Annie and thought that even though she’s really good at screwing up her life (unbelievably good at it, actually), she’s also solely responsible for putting things back together.  And Meagan (who is kind of my hero) says one of my favorite lines in a long time.  At the end of the movie, during Annie’s lowest moment, Meagan explains that Annie is her own problem, but she’s also her own solution.  I think sometimes we forget that second part.  Annie isn’t perfect, but she’s real and strong. I liked her a lot.
If you have women in your life you consider a living stereotype, or you’re at the age when all your friends are beginning to get married, I you’ll really like this one.

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