Don't get us wrong - we loved "Something Borrowed," "Bridesmaids," and "Jumping the Broom" - but if you're getting married, invite us. They don't call us "The Fun Alcoholic at Weddings" for nothing. We know how to tear up a dance floor. And we make a bangin' guest book attendant. Just sayin.
But moving on... Instead of posting three separate reviews for these movies, we decided to give a quick run-down of all three in a short wedding themed post.
This movie manages to fall into both the "something old" and "something new" categories of wedding movies. Sure, we've seen Kate Hudson play the entitled friend who is kind of a bitch before and we've seen the always cute Ginnfer Goodwin play the quiet girl, unlucky in love who people seem to walk all over. So we're just taking their roles from previous films and making them best friends.
However, when Rachel (Goodwin) sleeps with Darcy (Hudson)'s fiance...and keeps sleeping with him... we're left wondering what Rachel will choose - friendship or love. Because let's face it, bitch - you're not getting both. This movie literally gave us anxiety as we waited for the big "reveal" scene that all chick flicks have. And when it finally arrived, it did not disappoint.
Again, the plot is really nothing new. We've seen love triangles before. We've seen the formulaic chick flicks before. But yet there's something about this movie, "something new" if you will, that makes it fresh. It's a lot better than we thought it was going to be. While we don't enjoy "The Office," it's John Krasinski who steals the show as Rachel & Darcy's childhood friend who has a secret of his own.
The best comedy of the year, and possibly the best wedding movie ever, "Bridesmaids" takes the (wedding) cake in the list of "Must See Movies" this spring.
The funniest parts of the movie are easily the scenes where Kristen Wiig plays big screen versions of characters she plays on SNL, but we're still in love. There's something about her awkward, quiet high pitch voice that translates well to both the small screen and a theater's big screen. She's the best comedienne we've seen in a long time (sorry, Tina Fey...) and we love her in anything she's in. We're just glad she's finally getting the chance to show the world she can play leading lady material.
While previews don't really show what the movie is about, the film follows Annie (Wiig), as she plans her best friend (Maya Rudolph)'s wedding. Things go majorly wrong, as always, and Annie is left more lonely and depressed than ever before. It's a comedy with heart, back story and character development that still makes you laugh out loud.
"Jumping The Broom"
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