This spring, producer Judd Apatow and director Paul Feig invite you to experience “Bridesmaids.” Annie is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian, and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.
This movie is funny at times but unbelievably raunchy. There seems to be nothing this group of bridesmaids won’t say. If they think it, they will say it. And that means a lot of comments about sex and body parts.
One of the funny scenes in the movie involves our lead character, Annie (Kristen Wiig), who has a drink or two and is pulled over by a policeman while driving. Her rear tail lights are out and she weaved but it was because she was imitating another woman she didn’t like, throwing her hair around while driving alone in the car. When she starts dancing on a line to convince the officer she is not drunk…well, it is pretty funny.
As is a scene of the women who, while in a posh wedding gown store, all come down with food poisoning and head to the bathroom. When one woman races in to see the toilet already occupied with a friend who is leaning over it and heaving, she finds another spot to go to the bathroom and the results are hilarious.
There is some romance in the story for Annie, who while being her friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) maid of honor, has had a jerk of a boyfriend to contend with, until she is pulled over by that cop. Officer Rhodes (Chris O’ Dowd) and Annie face some bumps but might have a future together. Unfortunately, the film is so raunchy and profanity-filled, that it doesn’t come close to receiving our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. Why not check out “Thor” or “Soul Surfer” or “Prom”, all of which have recently received our Dove Seal.