In this mad, mad world of ours, there are only a few things that we can all agree upon—the sky is blue, the internet cat video pheonomena is an excellent waste of time, and the filmBridesmaids was one of the biggest hits of 2011. It earned a total domestic gross of $169,106,725, was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay, and made stars out of actors Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Rebel Wilson.
But it was more than just another surprise summer blockbuster.
Bridesmaids—in theaters today—is the new potential blockbuster comedy from Judd Apatow, directed by Paul Feig and written by Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo. We left this movie with distinctly different opinions. Time for a point/counterpoint!
Maybe I over-post about Saturday Night Live, but I just can't
help myself. This season is one of the best ever! Plus, I'm thrilled
with the screen time that female cast members are getting. The newest
lady cast members, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott, are especially
crushable. They were presumably brought on at the end of last year to
fill the feminine gap left by Amy Poehler's departure, and they haven't
disappointed. Both have held their own in ensemble sketches and come up
with some hilarious recurring roles too.