Monday, May 16, 2011

Movie Monday

I am by no means a movie expert or a big movie buff and to be quite honest, it is a rare, rare occasion that I even see one in a theater. The last movie I saw in an actual theater with overpriced, but super deliciousch popcorn and soda, was Sex and The City 2. I don't like horror movies, sci-fi or most "men" type genres. I don't mind a good drama, The Town was a somewhat recent movie we REALLY liked and I was shocked I enjoyed! Give me a quirky romantic comedy, something Kate Hudson (How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Raising Helen, etc.), Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones, need I say more), movies like The Notebook or oldies, but goodies like How To Marry An Axe Murderer, My Cousin Vinny, A Christmas Story (Christmas Eve tradition), Clueless, Footloose, Dazed and Confused and feel goods like Up or Finding Nemo and the list goes on and on. It's a mismash, but mostly mindless movie watching is what I LOVE best. I don't want to have to think too much. It's kinda my thing if I have 2 hours to dedicate to watching a movie. I want to be entertained without having to analyze anything or try to figure anything out. Just want an easy going 60 minutes (or 90 or 120 in some cases).
Friday night was another rare night and I was REALLY looking forward to it! Just me, my bestie, my big sis and my Mom. A fun girls night filled with calories, sugar and good people! As soon as I saw the preview for Bridesmaids I knew I had to go. I LOVE Kristen Wiig and the rest of the cast was exciting as well.
It was a raunchy comedy, I would say that is pretty accurate. That doesn't bother me, but if you are looking for a cute little love story with puffy hearts, rainbows and unicorns, this is not that movie. I laughed SOOOOOOOOOOO hard during this movie I almost peed in my pants several times. Those that have given birth to children via vajayjay know the issue this may pose. Unfortunately, no pee in my pants story here for you, but there were some very close calls. I laughed so hard my face hurt, my side hurt, my stomach hurt and I felt like my cheeks were going to explode. There is nothing better after a long and busy work week than to just kick back and laugh....and cry. As funny as this movie was, it had some sad moments too. I shed a few tears, but that doesn't take much for me anymore. Since child and all the new hormone type stuff I've now acquired, I cry at commercials too, I'm kinda "sensitive" now I guess you could say :)
Here's some cast info for you:
Kristen Wiig - current SNL cast member
Maya Rudolph - former SNL cast member
Ellie Kemper - currently plays the Receptionist on The Office
Jon Hamm - on Mad Men, plays the deusche boyfriend who makes you want to jump into the movie screen and punch him in in the face.
Melissa McCarthy - formerly of Gilmore Girls and currently on Mike & Molly, which I have watched and it's a funny show. Next to Kristen Wiig, she's the next best thing in this movie! HI.LAR.I.OUS!!!!
Rose Byrne - never heard or seen this girl before, but she plays the best biatch ever!
and a ton more!!
I loved Bridesmaids so much I would go see it again. A lot of what I've heard so far about this movie, besides that fact that Thor still beat it at the box office (boooooring!, sorry not a fan of the big super hero movie trend the past few years, I don't care how cute the leading man is), is that a lot of critics and what not are calling it the "female Hangover." I guess you could say that, but it's just funny in its own right. This will be a regular DVD in my house for sure and I may just take my hubby to go see it if we can figure out the opportunity. I think he would like it! It's not just a chick flick, and I don't think every guy would like it , but if your man (or you) are a fan of comedies, you may just be ok. Surprisingly there were a ton of men at the theater!
Grab your girlfriends and plan a night out! It will be well worth it!
Have a great week!


A Mommy in the City said...

I need to see this movie! I thought so before and after reading this, I know I have to!

Kelli said...

I so want to see this movie. You've convinced me. Great review! :)

the workaholic momma said...

I've seen the previews but your post just convinced me that I HAVE to see this movie!!! I love these kind too!!!

UpperBottom said...

hi, first time visitor here. i'm so happy to see a review of this movie... i've been curious. i gave birth via csection so hopefully i won't pee myself, but you never know.

nice meeting you!


The Pink Tutu said...

Thanks for the great review! I just may have to see this one. Sounds soo funny :)

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Thanks guys! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did :)

Katy said...

Ooohhh!!! Really want to see this now! However, I think Jon Hamm would have to put A LOT of effort in to making me hate him. I <3 Don Draper!!!