I’m sort of in love with Kristen Wiig. The sassy comedian from SNL puts just the right amount of snark and heart into her comedy, and Bridesmaids is no exception.
The movie follows a bride (fellow SNL-er Maya Rudolph) and her gang of five mismatched bridesmaids in the events leading up to the wedding. Each bridesmaid has a distinct personality, from the masculine sister of the groom (the amazing Melissa McCarthy) to the mom who’s been there, done that and is just looking to get loose at the bachelorette party (Wendi McLendon-Covey).
Annie (Wiig) is the frazzled maid of honor who has her own life stresses to deal with (money issues, man issues), and the princessy bridesmaid Helen (Rose Byrne) is not doing much to help.
There were so many moments in the movie I could relate to, and the writing was razor-sharp–not surprising, considering Wiig co-wrote it. Don’t worry the movie is only for feminine-minded folks, though–I went in a group with several guys, and they all thought it was hysterical, as well. I hope there are more female-heavy comedies like this, and I wouldn’t mind if Wiig starred in all of them.