Bridesmaids 'Effing Hilarious'

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph star in Paul Feig's Film
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2011 12:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Critics are swooning over Bridesmaids, which stars co-writer Kristen Wiig as an inept maid of honor in a delightfully crude film that’s earned 91% at Rotten Tomatoes.

  • “Hallelujah and praise the Lord for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids,” writes Dana Stevens in Slate. “At long last, we have a smart comedy with dumb jokes—a giddy feminist manifesto that responds to the perennially circulated head-scratcher 'Can women really be funny?'" They’re not just funny: They’re “f---ing hilarious.”

  • The “unexpectedly funny” film “goes where no typical chick flick does: the gutter,” notes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times.
  • “If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick,” writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal. "Witty, raunchy, and affecting, Bridesmaids crosses boundaries by blithely ignoring them."
  • In the New York Daily News, Elizabeth Weitzman notes that Wiig and Rudolph “provide an ideal antidote to the plastic characters in formulaic rom-coms.” What’s more, “they capture female friendship with an honesty and generosity that's nearly nonexistent” in your average movie.
(Read more bridesmaids stories.)

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