Bridesmaids (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy in Blu-ray Packaging)
Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) 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. - (C) Universal
This movie was a horrible attempt to apply a male template to female characters. It is billed as a comedy but stumbled shortly after the opening credits. Although I will say that the scene at the dress shop was pretty funny, I was more disappointed in the fact that I could count on less than one hand how many times I truly laughed. Unfortunately sitting throughout scene after scene the only thought that I could hold was, "Did I really volunteer to watch this?" Too many of its strained comic bits were more of a miss than a hit. Sadly you suffer for it. I continually sat wondering when it would develop a story line. In my humble opinion it has several plots that all could have been good. All full of drama and discovery. All that potential just flushed down the toilet, or in this case, the sink, because someone just could not make up their mind. If they had picked one and developed it, it could have been a beautiful bride. However, this movie will always be just a “Bridesmaid”.
Posted by The HT Guys, September 27, 2011 7:48 AM
About The HT GuysThe HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.
Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.
ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.
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