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Bridesmaids: Disappointing as a comedy

Director: Paul Feig Screenplay: Kristen Wiig, rx Annie Mumolo Release Date: May 13, 2011 Actors: Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’ Dowd, Jon Hamm, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jill Clayburgh Bridesmaids is the latest film to come out of the long production line of the Appatow Film Productions, but this one is supposedly being touted for the girls. From early reactions from those who saw screenings of the film, they were claiming it to be hilarious, but for my group of friends, we found it downright depressing most of the time. Why? The main character Anne (wonderfully talented Kristin Wiig) is now working at a jewelry store, hired as an offer to her mom by the boss because Anne’s mom is her boss’ AA sponsor. She previously owned a cake shop with her boyfriend, who decided to split once they closed up shop and she had lost the place. She lives with two strange British roommates who don’t respect her space or her privacy. She sleeps with a hot guy (Jon Hamm) who doesn’t respect her and is not looking for a relationship with her or anyone. Her one bright spot is her childhood best friend […]

Upcoming May 2011 Summer Movies: What are you looking forward to?

This summer is looking to be a summer of sequels and remakes (much like previous ones), implant filled with potential blockbusters. Hopefully 2011 will prove to be a successful and exciting summer, sovaldi sale since 2010 was a complete bore with only Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 to dominate the summer blockbuster scene. But, being a chick, you know, out of the two words “nerd chick”, I also enjoy a good drama in addition to the comic book heroes coming out to smack us dab in the face this summer. Since I’m a film addict, I’ll be bringing you what I’m looking forward to month by month. Without further ado, here is the first post in this series on the movies that I am most looking forward to this summer and the ones others are most looking forward to as well. MAY 13: Bridesmaids Judd Apatow’s new movie that focuses on the women, a women’s “The Hangover”, as you will. I was looking forward to seeing this, but was sorely disappointed when I saw this in theatre. Review to come next week. Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne stars. MAY 27: The Hangover, Part II Here they […]

Something Borrowed: Unexpected

Director: Luke Greenfield Screenplay: Jennie Snyder Release Date: May 6, more about 2011 Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, therapist Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, Jonathan Krasinski, Ashley Williams, Steve Howey Based on the book of the same name by Emily Giffin “Something Borrowed” is written by Emily Giffin, the first book in the “Something” series that focuses on best friends Darcy and Rachel, who have been best friends from when they were kids. The film is an adaptation of this book, which follows Rachel and Darcy around. I have not read this book, so I can only write what I see in this film, and not how it differs or not from the original. I was lucky enough to see a test screening of this movie almost five or six months before its release, so when I had a chance to go again to an advanced screening of the film, my friends and me decided to go again and see what changed. Needless to say, we prefer the original, though the main story of the film was the same. Rachel, played by the talented and adorable Ginnifer Goodwin, is a mousy, brunette who works for a law firm. She is about to turn […]