It's one of those rare studio films with mostly female leads that is both hilariously entertaining and moving and it will entertain guys as much as girls. I say run to see it, as these films aren't greenlit that often and if we want to see more female stories on the big screen and female writers succeed in Hollywood, we have to support them early on in their theatrical distribution.
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The film has already made over $100 million at the box office, making it one of the most successful comedies of the year and proving that there is actually a huge audience for women-led films. Kristen Wiig (of Saturday Night Live fame) is not only the star of this hysterical take on life as a single woman whose best childhood friend is getting married, but she co-wrote the script alongside Annie Mumolo. I can't tell you how happy I was to see a movie where women actually dominated the cast and where the female characters were actual characters as opposed to objects for the male gaze. Go female writing team! And Judd Apatow, aside from being married to a kick ass woman, you got something right- you mentored and encouraged a female writer who should continue to write and hopefully will be directing soon as well. We need to encourage more women like Kristen in Tinseltown if we want to see a landscape that is more reflective of reality -- where women are characters and complex human beings as compared to just eye candy.
[Editor's Note: Have you seen Bridesmaids yet? What do you think? Beginning of a new era in female cinema? I hope so! --Morgan]
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