So I went to see Bridesmaids two nights ago, and it was absolutely incredible. I laughed so hard I thought I might tinkle a bit in my pants. I left the theater feeling drunk from laughter. I am not kidding. I have to see it again. I hopefully will see it with someone other than a GUY, but that fellow was a good sport and said he enjoyed it as well.
Maybe I should see it with my own girlfriends and we can have cocktails prior and post-show.
Kristen Wiig has done a great job on this movie, and as my BFF Alex has said time and time again, this movie is not just another “Judd Apatow movie”. Judd Apatow was just one of several collaborators on this movie.
As per imdb.com here are some stats:
Budget: $32,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $26,247,410 (USA) (15 May 2011) (2918 Screens)
Gross: $59,341,310 (USA) (22 May 2011)
Judd Apatow …. producer
Paul Feig …. executive producer
Barry Mendel …. producer
Annie Mumolo …. co-producer
Clayton Townsend…. producer
Kristen Wiig …. co-producer
Directed by Paul Feig
Writing credits: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
So, as you can see, this film was pretty female-friendly as the co-writers both worked as co-producers. I am a huge fan of films that include women on the crew, and this film really hit at female humor. At times I felt so uncomfortable… awkward, even… about things happening that I had to wince over and over again. Why did I feel uncomfortable? Because there were moments in that film that I had experienced and could relate to. Who writes those scripts best? FELLOW FEMALES.
Good job Hollywood, lets try to crank out something similar. Although show less fake vomit next time, maybe?