Largely unfunny, and even more awkward, Bridesmaids doesn't reach any kind of "hilarity" promised by the critics. In fact, I spent more time cringing at the misfired jokes and the even more awkwardness that surrounds this movie, this is not the "Knocked Up" raunchy comedy for women that it wants to be, that's for sure. What's even more sad is that I find Kristin Wiig hilarious on SNL, so that makes this even more shameful.
Annie's (Wiig) best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married, and wants her to be her maid of honor. Her group of bridesmaids are even more bizarre. You'll notice half this cast is made up of NBC sitcom and primetime regulars, some cool (Dom Draper himself Jon Hamm), some not very welcome. In fact, I think the thing that really turned me off to this movie was the, for the sake of not beating around the bush here, fat bridesmaid. She was so insanely unfunny it was almost painful for me to watch. I haven't hated a character in a movie for sometime as much as I hated this character, but damn, it was bad.
Here's a life lesson: when you have a group of guys get food poisoning, and they fart and crap their pants and throw up, it's funny. But when it happens to women, no one laughs. Sorry, that just doesn't come off funny to me, I don't know why. And yeah, Bridesmaids succumbs to the typical rom-com pitfalls towards the end. In fact, I haven't been this disappointed in a comedy for as long back as I can remember. I mean when Dom Draper himself can't save a movie, you know it's probably bad. I'll give Bridesmaids one star for Wigg's efforts here, but that's as generous as I'm willing to go.