“Bridesmaids” is the new raunchy rom-com opening Friday (May 13) starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm. So far the critics have been giving favorable reviews almost across the board.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times writes, “It definitively proves that women are the equal of men in
vulgarity, sexual frankness, lust, vulnerability, overdrinking and
New York Times critic Manohla Dargis says, “The movie is smart about a lot of things, including the vital importance
of female friendships. And it’s nice to see so many actresses taking up
space while making fun of something besides other women.”
Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times calls it “that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.”
The Houston Chronicle’s Amy Biancolli says, “A film of great hilarity, humanity, idiosyncrasy and grade-A, eyebrow-singeing raunch.”
Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune writes, “No one has explored the inner workings of a passive-aggressive frenemy the way Wiig has. She has the Midas touch for activating a character’s petty streak while still making audiences like her.”
Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal sums it up nicely, “If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick.”
There were a couple critics who weren’t as enamored with the movie.
Variety’s Joe Leydon says, “Bridesmaids sorely lacks the saving grace of being consistently funny.”
And Lou Lumenick of the New York Post writes, “By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding.”
What do you think, Pop2it readers? Will you be heading down the aisle for “Bridesmaids”?