Blu-ray Review: SNL Stars Shine in Bridesmaids

Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard the hype surrounding the film Bridesmaids. Right on the box the is a quote from Tom Long from Detroit New “The Best Comedy of The Year”. The year isn’t over yet but this film has a pretty good chance of taking that crown.

The film stars SNL alumni Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph set in a well to used comic backdrop. What makes this different is the gaffs and gags in this films would be usually reserved for male actors. There are so many points in the film where you find yourself belly laughing at the women’s locker room humor.

Melissa McCarthy from TVs Mike and Molly is an absolute howl and steals every scene she is in. It is like watching Chris Farley in drag. Could Kristen Wiig be Melissa McCarthy’s David Spade? Kristen Wiig is fantastic in this role, she seems to get funnier with each role she plays. Though Maya Rudolph is the co-star in this film , the chemistry between McCarthy and Wiig is great.

Bridesmaids has an incredible ensemble cast that all have killer scenes throughout the film. Everybody is funny. This is in no way a chick flick it is nice to see 6 comedic actresses playing to the cheap seats.

Join the wildest wedding party of the year when Bridesmaids marches down the aisle to Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download on September 20, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Hailed as “brazenly hysterical” by People Magazine and “the best comedy of 2011” (Back Stage), Bridesmaids is the riotously funny and warmly outrageous comedy that has become the most talked about movie of the year. Critically acclaimed by fans and media alike, the “certified fresh” film (Rotten received “two thumbs up! ®” from Ebert Presents. Surpassing Sex and the City as the number one R-rated female comedy of all time, Bridesmaids starring “Saturday Night Live” standouts Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, is produced by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin) and marks his most successful film ever.

Wiig and Rudolph are joined by an all-star comedy cast including Rose Byrne (Get Him to the Greek, “Damages”), Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly,” “Samantha Who?”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Rules of Engagement,” “Reno 911”), Ellie Kemper (“The Office,” Somewhere), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” SuckerPunch), and Chris O’Dowd (“The IT Crowd,” Pirate Radio). Directed by Paul Feig (“Nurse Jackie, “Arrested Development”) and written by The Groundlings comedy veterans Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids is the must-own comedic phenomenon that fans will want to watch again and again!

Bridesmaids is available on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand on September 20, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.