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