So the reason for the hideous bridesmaid dress?! I won tickets on KDWB to go to a preview showing of the movie Bridesmaids, starring the super funny Kristen Wiig. Not only did we get to see the movie early (it’s not in theaters in May 13th), but we also go to do a Q&A with Kristen Wigg and Wendi McLendon-Covey!!
(Here's me asking Kristen Wigg and Wendi McLendon-Covey a question)
So why the ugly dress…?? And what's that thing on my head?
To get into the showing, guests had to wear an ugly bridesmaid dress. And the ugliest bridesmaid of them all got a free trip for two to Vegas! So I tried my best to go all out, but sorry, no free trip to Vegas for me (again!). I went for the 80's hair, ugly bouquet, gloves with cut-off fingers and vintage wedding cake topper on my head!! You would think after all the money I've spend at the Mall of America, they would like me, but that apparently isn't the case ;)
But even though I didn’t win, I still had fun (click here to see the winner)!
I have heard numerous people say that this is a female version of the Hangover, and after seeing it, I have to disagree. Other than it being about a bridesmaids/groomsmen and they are both comedies, the movies don’t have a ton in common. Honestly, I probably would have liked it better if it was closer to the Hangover. I would say this movie is more of a Meet the Parents meets Bride Wars.
I watched the extended preview and I was so excited for this movie because it looked hilarious! And it’s not like some movies where they show the funniest parts in the previews… I’m pretty sure that a lot of the clips in the previews weren’t in the actual movie! It was much of a chick-flick than I had imagined, which I typically like, but it was definitely one raunchy click-flick!
Overall, it was a funny movie and I would say that you should see it, but I think it would be alright to wait until it comes out on video. My favorite parts were when all the bridesmaids were interacting and I would have like more screen time for actors like Wendi McLendon-Covey (she was on Reno 911!) and Ellie Kemper (she’s on The Office). I also really like Melissa McCarthy’s character (she’s also Molly in Mike and Molly, which I totally didn’t realize at first) and she was in the movie a little more. Of course, Kristen Wiig is hilarious and she was in the movie plenty, so if you like her on SNL, you will probably enjoy this movie!