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Bridesmaids (2011)
May 27, 2011, 9:36 pm
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Director: Paul Feig

The saving grace of Bridesmaids is the incomparable Kristen Wiig, as talented a comedienne as any working in Hollywood today. Although containing a number of hilarious set pieces – one on a plane is as consistently effective as any comedy sequence of the past ten years – several of them fall flat, including the disastrous, scatological misfire of a dress-fitting gone wrong. What makes the film successful as a feminist Apatow production is the relationship between Wiig and the affable British star Chris O’Dowd. Though unfortunately, as is the case with all Hollywood films, a single female is a situation that needs to be remedied, Wiig is refreshingly active in her romantic pursuits, never compromising her own dignity to service a man’s expectations.

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