Bridesmaids: the movie #In the news#bridesmaids February 8 | Megan Finley meggyfin I can't say if this movie's gonna be any good or not. In fact, I was FULLY skeptical upon seeing that it was yet ANOTHER wedding comedy. BUT! What I do have to say is… Kristin Wiig Maya Rudolf Chris O'Dowd (*drool*) Judd Apatow Paul Feig (think Freaks and Geeks) So, Coco and I watched the trailer, and we LOL'd all the way through it. This looks promising. I also added puppies and John Hamm to my list of things I'm excited about. I think a lot of us can relate to the whole "accepting the job of bridesmaid without really knowing what may be expected of you" thing. Ooh, plus I think you guys are going to like the list of bachelorette party ideas, "lady Fight Club" being my favorite. Here, see for yourself… It just might inspire you to, either, make your bridesmaid's job easier. Or, perhaps, even showing them exactly what you expect with an awesome (and totally sane!) bridesmaid contract. 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Definitely taking my attendants to see this Reply You should also totally be excited about Melissa McCarthy, because she is way hilarious! 7 agree Reply Yeah, our darling copy editor, Caroline, said the same thing to me. But I had no idea who she was! Guess I'll find out when I go see the movie! 🙂 1 agrees Reply Sookie from Gilmore girls 🙂 Also I'm totally with you on the Chris O'Dowd drooling. ROY! 3 agree Reply I love Melissa McCarthy. She's all sorts of brilliant. 1 agrees Reply I just wish the poster (and conceivably the movie) didn't subscribe to the notion that fat women apparently need sleeves more than everyone else. Why can't the plus size bridesmaid just wear the same dress as the rest of teh posse? 5 agree Reply Hey you never know, that might be part of the plot. Although I have heard from a lot of women (in both wedding and non-wedding contexts) that they want/'need' sleeves because they're bigger gals and don't like the way their arms look uncovered. 3 agree Reply Or that fat women need to be total boors and exceptionally dowdy and, for some reason, constantly wanting to grease up and wrestle. -sigh- 3 agree Reply Or that fat women burb and fart and are generally uncouth and not lady-like. 3 agree Reply Yeah, us skinny chicks have that covered, too. 7 agree Reply Did you notice that she also has a longer skirt? And she's the only person whose body is cropped? Bah…she's super cute and I like her outfit better than the other girls' anyway. 🙂 Reply maybe the actress requested a dress with more coverage? Reply This is one of the absolute best movies I have ever seen. I do not appreciate the crassness that some may, but I can certainly bear it for this hilarity!!!! Reply Melissa McCarthy asked for the sleeves – she admitted so in an interview. She felt it would better represent her character and how women her size would probably have asked, though she did further admit that she is fully comfortable with her body. Reply I work at David's Bridal so I see all shapes and sizes of women come though. Most of the bigger BMs want sleeves, but a bigger bride doesn't always care. Its all about the confidence to rock your dress. Go for it. This movie looks fun. I like that its trying to be a wedding movie, but from a different angle. It's not about the bride and groom you know? Reply I'm just happy there IS a bigger bridesmaid XD Reply oh and i'm pretty sure her gown came from David's. lol Reply Goddamn I love Kirsten Wiig. This looks awesome… It's like an OBB getting stuck in a onbeat wedding. Reply I may just go see this. I LOVE Maya Rudolph! Reply Gotta say, I was psyched when I saw the cast and offended when I watched the trailer. I love pretty much everything Judd Apatow touches, but based on the two minutes of clips, it looks like he's pretty much just cast six different awesome actresses to play six different grating female stereotypes. Also, I'm not so into movies that reinforce the idea that being involved in a wedding is a horrible experience. But…I still really, really want to like it! Reply Kristen Wiig wrote the movie, so she does get a big chunk of the credit as for how the movie portrays women. Reply also, from the trailer of the hangover it would appear to be just a gross-out humor movie but it's oh so much more. hopefully this one follows suit and the trailer is just to get asses in seats. Reply I've found that Judd Apatow trailers tend to appeal to the lowest common denominator, but that the actual movies are a bit more thoughtful, intelligent, with some heart. I'll reserve judgment until I see the film in its entirety. 2 agree Reply I love Judd Apatow! I think this will be a fun movie to see my with bridal party! woohoo! Reply I take a different view of Judd Apatow: his earlier movies were hilarious but everything after "Knocked Up" was not (and even 'Knocked Up' bothered me in some places – I felt some parts of it were rather glib towards women and mildly sexist towards both genders). I really hated 'Funny People'. I get the feeling this movie will be both things: a grating cliche of female and wedding stereotypes AND, despite that, funny in parts. Reply OMG! THANK YOU! Finally someone else understands that Chris O'Dowd is not only drool-worthy, but a main reason for seeing any movie he appears in!!!! I'm only seeing it for him- I didn't really like how the plus-sized BM was portrayed in the trailer (oh haha, she talks about sex like she actually KNOWS what it's like, and clearly her interests are all ridonkulous and unlady like). Apatow seems to have a vaguely sexist attitude that's all dolled up in modern social expectations. And as for Wiig's having a hand in the writing? I'll have to wait to see it to pronounce full judgement. But Chris O'Dowd? Totally worth a trip. Reply Yes! I'm like, blah blah blah movie about something who cares. Omg Chris O'dowd!? I'm there! 🙂 Reply looks pretty bad… Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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