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Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2012

If you are in need of a good laugh, Bridesmaids in the movie to See!… I saw this movie in the US about 6 weeks ago, and I actually laughed till I cried.  Whilst not slapstick comedy, the fils moves from hilarious situation to another, with ease.

Annie (played by Kristen Wiig) is a single thirty-something girl, who has had her fair share of bad luck, and after losing her bakery business, her boyfriend and all her money,  now works at a Jeweler selling engagement rings.  She rents a room in a house owned by a very strange brother and sister duo and becomes involved in a sexual relationship with a real MCP!

Only her friendship with Lillian (Maya Rudolph) remains great!

But, when Lillian becomes engaged to a wealthy banker in Chicago and asks Annie to be her maid of honor, the comedy rollercoaster begins.  At the engagement party, Annie meets her fellow bridesmaids, including Helen (Rose Byrne), Lillian's fiancé’s boss, and the two immediately have their claws out, as each competes to outsmart each other, and curry favour with Lillian.

Annie bravely tries to hide her own financial and love life problems, whilst Helen skillfully plays the one upmanship game, and the results are hillarious.

Directed by <a title="Paul Feig" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Feig">Paul Feig</a> and produced by <a title="Judd Apatow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judd_Apatow">Judd Apatow</a>, <a title="Barry Mendel" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Mendel">Barry Mendel</a>, and Clayton Townsend, this movie is just fun and games all the way through.

Although dubbed as a “chick flick”, my husband and my brother in law loved the show.  Not for kids, but I cannot see any adult, with a sense of humour, not enjoying this movie.

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