With all the buzz surrounding the female-led comedy 'Bridesmaids,' it's probably easy to predict just what kind of funny audiences are in store for. After all, it's produced by 'Knocked Up' and 'Superbad' impresario Judd Apatow and directed by 'Freaks and Geeks' creator Paul Feig. But what exactly is 'Bridesmaids' about -- and, after all the speculation, is 'Bridesmaids' funny?
What Is 'Bridemaids' About?
'Bridesmaids' is about Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) a down-on-her-luck Milwaukee woman with bills piling up, a dead-end job and a lousy, asshole hook-up buddy (Jon Hamm). The one person she seems to enjoy is her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph). So when Lillian gets engaged, she asks Annie to be her maid of honor.
Unfortunately, as any woman who's ever been in a wedding can tell you, being a maid of honor sucks. There's so much planning, getting to know the other bridesmaids, spending money on dresses you'll never wear again and trips you don't need. It's enough to drive a sane person crazy, but Annie is already close to being off the deep end.
Think of her as the female equivalent of Apatow's loveable slackers. She's Seth Rogen in 'Knocked Up' and Steve Carell in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin.' She's a woman-child and 'Bridesmaids' is the hilarious tale of how she finally grows up.