I am unabashedly into Kristin Wiig. So the fact that this movie was actually the funniest movie to come out so far this year is just sort of an added bonus. Basically what's going on is this: Maya Rudolph is getting married and wants her best friend, Kristin Wiig, to be her maid of honor. Wiig, of course, can barely get her life together and the added pressure of planning the wedding spins her life out of control. There's so many hijinks and shenanigans in this movie it's hard to keep track of all the hilarity!
The funniest stuff all involves Wiig who wastes none of her screen time. There are a few others that really shine too. John Hamm is real funny as Wiig's super handsome fuck buddy. He doesn't have too many lines but he makes every one of them worth the price of admission. Also, Chris O'Dowd, who plays Wiig's cop paramour, was particularly good. I found the other bridesmaids to be average at best. I just didn't find Rose Byrne that appealing as the woman who supposedly has everything Kristin Wiig doesn't. But she was adequate. The other three were kind of boring, one is a goody two shoes, one is a fat tomboy, and one is a mom who hates her kids and marriage.
What separates Bridesmaids from other recent comedies is the consistency and intelligence of the jokes. They go for more than sight gags, which you might not think from the trailer. There is time allowed for jokes that take longer than twelve seconds to tell which is shockingly rare in American comedies. It does make the movie oddly long at just over two hours.
I highly recommend you catch Bridesmaids in the theater or at least the cheap theater. You won't be disappointed and you'll find your self somehow laughing at a shit joke. No kidding. I couldn't believe it while it was happening (me laughing at the joke that is).