(...)Jawohl, Bridesmaids hat ein Herz! Der Film heilt so einige Wunden und verletzte Gefühle, darf pikante Geheimmnisse beichten und endet rundherum glücklich. Das muss auch, denn das Publikum akzeptiert zwar so einiges von Frauen in Komödien, nicht aber, dass es schlimm endet. Ist das sexistisch? Da wären wir wieder.
I like Rudolph, McCartney and Wiig plenty but thank the comedy godess for Byrne's ascent to royalty. Amazing in this and 'Spy'. I'd complain about the usual things, but instead I'll just say this loses points for wasting one of my idols and not giving Tim Heidecker something strange to do.
Buried beneath the bawdy humor was a valuable message. People can't figure out how to solve their problems when they just feel sorry for themselves. They lose sight of the people around them in their self-obsession. It's not all about you. Look around. People want to be helpful. Be helpful yourself. This is the rare Hollywood comedy that is not just fart jokes.
Could've done without the montages, and it lost points when it diverted too far from the kind of restrained realism that make the funniest bits so good. McCarthy is so good that she doesn't need to be saddled with her broader jokes. Wiig's genius is that, even when she's making me laugh out loud (I'm thinking of the shower freakout) she maintains a reality that both heightens and transcends the comedy.
Actually, it's a 3.5 because 1) the performances had a special comedic quality that isn't quite usual to witness in contemporary mainstream American comedy (that's probably due to the fact that it was women over 30 having the lead roles) and 2) there were some moments that made me really laugh and not just smile.