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Bridesmaids, the movie – so good, it’s a classic!

Bridesmaids is worth seeing in the movie theatre. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and the rest of the female cast bring every kind of funny – the raunchy, the warm & fuzzy, and everything in between. Bridesmaids lets it all hang out.

Wiig kills it whether she’s doing physical comedy or verbally riffing off others. Rudolph centers the movie emotionally with her performance to make all the gags blend into a touching story of friendship between women looking to settle down happily with their respective men. And the male cast play their parts perfectly too.

This is City Lights type of brilliance to combine (a) gut-busting laughter, (b) heart-tugging moments of real emotion, and (c) social commentary about romance in difficult economic times (it always was for The Tramp until he befriends a millionaire; and it is for Wiig’s character during the Great Recession). In addition to playing the lead roles in his films – whether silent or talkies – Charlie Chaplin famously wrote the screenplays, directed the entire cast, composed the music and wore the producer’s hat. Kristen Wiig co-wrote the screenplay for Bridesmaids and plays the lead role to carry the movie’s success. Wiig is right up there with the comic greats! We’ve seen her for years on SNL, but there is much more to come from this budding genius. Wiig already has the lead role and the writing down. If she gets a feel for behind the camera and a little money to back her up, she can start making her own films. Somebody else can do the score.

* Much respect to Producer Judd Apatow, Director Paul Feig and Co-Writer Annie Mumolo for their contributions to this comedic tour de force. Credit is also due to the behind-the-scenes crew, everyone who helped. Bridesmaids is an example of top-notch movie-making. Hello, Oscar?

For lagniappe: Kristen Wiig in Knocked Up, which is also a classic!


Read more: http://www.esquire.com/features/the-screen/paul-feig-interview-0511


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