As Catherine has previously mentioned, we find this movie – and everything about it – to die for. In this day and age, it’s hard not to be a huge fan of Kristen Wiig, the comedy “it” girl of the past few years, who like so many before her has climbed to fame thanks to her spot in the acclaimed Saturday Night Live cast. After watching her quirky, effortless comedy on the late-night comedy show, I immediately fell in love with her whacky antics and complete carelessness when performing; every bit of her seems to go into her characters, and her willingness to transform into completely nutty roles speaks to her devotion to comedy.
So, of course, when she landed the starring role in the highly anticipated 2011 comedy Bridesmaids – I pulled a Lion King (that movie we all went to see one hundred times as children), and saw it three times in the theatres. Excited for fountain pop and salty popcorn and equally eager to see the movie with three different groups of great friends whose reactions I wanted to witness, I never hesitated to hand over my bucks for another chance to laugh at Wiig, the outrageous cast of women and the female-focused slapstick comedy.
Why do I like her so much? Because my friends, the nuts and I are all weird – but in a great way. We find each other to be the funniest females any of us have ever met, we laugh until weeze – yet we don’t always consider what we do or say conventionally hilarious. Like Wiig and the Bridesmaids crew, with longstanding friendship and closeness often comes strange and wild humour – and anything goes, I guess you could say. So, as an example of how I expect the girls and I to dance/lip-synch at our own weddings, here’s the hilarious closing scene of Bridesmaids, when Wilson Phillips is invited to perform at the end of the most over-the-top wedding in history. I don’t know about you, but Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig (real life best buds) and their little sing-a-long? Sure looks a whole lot like some girls that I know…
Want to watch some of the funniest bloopers of the year? Check out the Bridesmaids reel.