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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

WITH all their body func­tion humour and crass­ness, the in- vogue gross- out com­edy has usu­ally been the do­main of blokes. That gets turned on its head with Brides­maids – a risque com­edy where the ladies are fully in charge. It stars Satur­day Night Live reg­u­lar Kris­ten Wiig as 30- some­thing An­nie who, while bat­tling a fail­ing pro­fes­sional life and even suck­ier per­sonal life, gets asked to be maid- of- hon­our at her best friend’s wed­ding ( Maya Ru­dolph). Un­for­tu­nately for the hap­less An­nie, there’s an­other brides­maid who wants the job – the wealthy go- get­ter He­len ( Aussie gal Rose Byrne). As the two bicker and try to oneup each other, they threaten to ruin the lead- up par­ties and the big event. It’s re­ally The Han­gover for chicks and, much like that film of farces, it prom­ises more than it de­liv­ers. At two- hours- plus, you have to take the good with the ‘‘ meh’’ and ride out plenty of flat spots and comedic misses while wait­ing for the well- scripted com­edy to hit.

Ex­tras:

Fea­ture commentary with di­rec­tor, co- writer and cast mem­bers, ex­tended and deleted scenes, fea­turette, gag reel and al­ter­nate line reel. NOT VIEWED.

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