120+ movies: Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids Bridesmaids (10/12/11)

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Right, this wasn’t the female version of The Hangover, as everyone kept telling me it was. But it was still a funny film with plenty of standout gags. Not as hilariously funny as I was hoping, but a good film none the less.

I wouldn’t say I was disappointed with the film, just felt like it could have been better. There were sections of the film I felt dragged a little bit. It’s a pretty long film for what it is.

Can’t think of anything else to say really! Other than I did really like it, it was funny, slightly predictable, long but entertaining.
Rating: 3/5

Read on to see the entire list of movies seen this year so far:

96 Movies so far this Year

  1. The Horse Whisperer 3/5 (01/01/11)
  2. The Informant! 3/5 (09/01/11)
  3. The Fighter 4/5 (11/01/11)
  4. 127 Hours 5/5 (14/01/11)
  5. The Wolfman 3/5 (15/01/11)
  6. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 4/5 (16/01/11)
  7. The King’s Speech 5/5 (19/01/11)
  8. The Town 4/5 (20/01/11)
  9. Ninja Assassin 2/5 (24/01/11)
  10. He’s Just Not That Into You 1/5 (25/01/11)
  11. Imagine That 1/5 (27/01/11)
  12. Gentlemen Broncos 2/5 (04/02/11)
  13. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 4/5 (06/02/11)
  14. Daybreakers 3/5 (12/02/11)
  15. The Book of Eli 2/5 (13/02/11)
  16. True Grit 4/5 (15/02/11)
  17. Red 1/5 (19/02/11)
  18. Invictus 3/5 (20/02/11)
  19. Coraline 2/5 (28/02/11)
  20. Juno 3/5 (02/03/11)
  21. Monsters vs. Aliens 1/5 (06/03/11)
  22. Jennifer’s Body 2/5 (06/03/11)
  23. Rango 4/5 (09/03/11)
  24. The Crazies 4/5 (11/03/11)
  25. Lakeview Terrace 1/5 (12/03/11)
  26. Battle: Los Angeles 3/5 (13/03/11)
  27. Submarine 4/5 (14/03/11)
  28. The Adjustment Bureau 2/5 (16/03/11)
  29. Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief 2/5 (18/03/11)
  30. The Happening 1/5 (19/03/11)
  31. Sucker Punch 2/5 (02/04/11)
  32. Carriers 1/5 (03/04/11)
  33. Source Code 4/5 (06/04/11)
  34. 3:10 to Yuma 3/5 (09/04/11)
  35. Walking Tall 1/5 (12/04/11)
  36. Your Highness 3/5 (13/04/11)
  37. El Mariachi 3/5 (14/03/11)
  38. From Paris With Love 3/5 (15/04/11)
  39. Scream 4 3/5 (16/04/11)
  40. Hot Tub Time Machine 2/5 (17/04/11)
  41. Attack the Block 4/5 (20/04/11)
  42. The International 2/5 (23/04/11)
  43. Thor 5/5 (25/04/11)
  44. Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist 5/5 (28/04/11)
  45. A Beautiful Mind 4/5 (06/05/11)
  46. Extract 2/5 (05/05/11)
  47. Hanna 4/5 (06/05/11)
  48. Catfish 3/5 (07/05/11)
  49. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2/5 (20/05/11)
  50. The Hangover Part II 3/5 (27/05/11)
  51. How to Train Your Dragon 4/5 (28/05/11)
  52. Zodiac 4/5 (28/05/11)
  53. Up in the Air 5/5 (30/05/11)
  54. X-Men: First Class 4/5 (01/06/11)
  55. Electra Luxx 3/5 (04/06/11)
  56. The Usual Suspects 5/5 (05/06/11)
  57. Senna 5/5 (10/06/11)
  58. The Human Centipede 1/5 (10/06/11)
  59. Green Lantern 2/5 (17/06/11)
  60. Paul 3/5 (18/06/11)
  61. Transformers: Dark of the Moon 4/5 (29/06/11)
  62. Predators 2/5 (30/07/11)
  63. Captain America: The First Avenger 3/5 (31/07/11)
  64. Super 8 5/5 (11/08/11)
  65. The Secret in Their Eyes 5/5 (13/08/11)
  66. [Rec] 2 3/5 (14/08/11)
  67. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 4/5 (16/08/11)
  68. Cowboys & Aliens 4/5 (18/08/11)
  69. Final Destination 5 4/5 (19/08/11)
  70. Micmacs 3/5 (21/08/11)
  71. Conan the Barbarian 3/5 (27/08/11)
  72. Legion 1/5 (27/08/11)
  73. Limitless 3/5 (29/08/11)
  74. Apollo 18 1/5 (02/09/11)
  75. The Warriors 4/5 (04/09/11)
  76. Ondine 3/5 (07/09/11)
  77. TrollHunter 5/5 (09/09/11)
  78. Burke & Hare 2/5 (16/09/11)
  79. Jackass 3 3/5 (16/09/11)
  80. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 5/5 (23/09/11)
  81. Drive 4/5 (28/09/11)
  82. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark 4/5 (12/10/11)
  83. Paranormal Activity 3 3/5 (21/10/11)
  84. I Am Number Four 3/5 (23/10/11)
  85. Contagion 3/5 (25/10/11)
  86. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn 4/5 (27/10/11)
  87. The Thing 4/5 (29/10/11)
  88. The Ides of March 5/5 (01/11/11)
  89. In Time 3/5 (02/11/11)
  90. The Rum Diary 2/5 (11/11/11)
  91. Easy A 4/5 (26/11/11)
  92. Winter’s Bone 3/5 (27/11/11)
  93. 50/50 5/5 (30/11/11)
  94. The Thing 3/5 (07/12/11)
  95. 28 Weeks Later 3/5 (09/12/11)
  96. Bridesmaids 3/5 (10/12/11)

11 comments

  1. Awww. This cracked me up. I liked this one a lot.

    Does sound like you were disappointed. Maybe because you were expecting “The Hangover”, which is a modern comedy classic to be…

    • Don’t get me wrong, I did laugh and some bits did crack me up as well as make me cry. It had a lot more heart than I was expecting! I think it was just marketed as the female Hangover, which it really wasn’t. Got sucked in by the marketing machine!

  2. I could have done without some of the more slapstick sequences, but for the most part Bridesmaids is a hilarious romp from beginning to end. Good review Jaina.

  3. I haven’t seen this yet but I remember critics falling over themselves to praise it when it was released, saying how it was a refreshing take on ‘chick flick’ movies. So much hype.

    As for The Hangover, that film had me in stitches!

  4. I still haven’t seen Bridesmaids, but to hear that it is not the Hangover (just female version) makes it both good and bad for me. I still have yet to see.

    Nice list of movies. I’m surprised at the 13 perfect scores. Curious about some, like Thor’s. But overall, quite the accomplishment with so many movies.

    • I adore Thor. It’s one of my favourite films of the year. Everything in it was just right. But then again, I did go into it with pretty low expectations. So, maybe that helped.

      Bridesmaids is good – it’s a good watch. I just didn’t fall over myself laughing.

  5. Solid comedy and I’m glad it did well because it should lead to more female-centric movies. I need to watch it again to see if it holds up.

  6. I think this is probably one of my favorite comedies out this year. I was expecting this to only be a movie that women were able to enjoy, but was happily surprised by it. I must admit I’m one of the people that did compare this to The Hangover ;)

  7. I’m glad you are fairly lukewarm regrading Bridesmaids as it was one of those films everyone was talking about as being the “next big thing” but I was disappointed by it. It was conventional and not very funny…and I didn’t like the characters much (especially the cop).

    • They were your conventional characters – well for me too. It’s an entertaining enough film, just feel it wasn’t quite worth the hype.

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