2011 FILM FAVOURITES: #15 – Bridesmaids

Okay, so this movie has joined the ranks of Mean Girls and Zoolander as the perfect movie to put on while hanging out with friends while you QUOTE EVERY SINGLE LINE TO EACH OTHER, VERY LOUDLY. Because that’s what I want to do all day, errday.

Directed by the legendary Paul Feig (at least legendary to me – Freaks & Geeks alum forever!), Bridesmaids is a triumph for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo who’ve managed to write a perfect screenplay. Yeah, it’s perfect, guys. Haters gonna hate. You know it’s the real deal when a Judd Apatow-produced comedy is getting serious award consideration. I would be overjoyed if Kristen and Annie got a Best Original Screenplay nomination because you can’t deny that Bridesmaids has had some of the most memorable scenes of the year, not to mention it’s way, way, way quotable.

“I feel like I can communicate with you with simply a look.”
“At first, I did not know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad, handwritten book.”
“This should be open. It’s civil rights. This is the 90s.”
“What kind of name is stove? Are you an appliance?”
“Oh, shit, that’s fresh.”
“So you’re saying she’s at her apartment, that’s where she is? God, that was crazy of her.”

Also any movie that makes my Irish hubby Chris O’Dowd a heartthrob deserves awards. All kinds of awards, perhaps even ALL OF THE AWARDS? Yes.

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