A shit load of laughs is what.
Fellow blogger, Poppy D asked a bunch of us to mosey on down to Universal HQ (I know, right?!) for a special preview screening of the new hit comedy Bridesmaids. And naturally, we were all tres excited.. There was me, Eliza, Amy, Nat, Mel, Olivia, Jenny, Ruth, Lorraine, Alexandra, Gemma and of course, Poppy.
The film was ruddy brilliant. I laughed so hard I could've peed myself had it not been for my impressive bladder of steel. But there's been a serious amount of hype surrounding this film, and for me it was touch and go as to whether or not it would be a super let down or exceedingly good (Mr.Kipling style).
It was the latter.
Unlike every other chick flick and rom-com out there, Bridesmaids is crass, clever, witty, blunt and sarcastic. It had cringe, it had slapstick, it was desperately honest. It's expertly written, hilariously composed, and perfectly acted (Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph are simply outstanding).
Intrigued? Here's the plot (no spoilers!):
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is the maid of (dis)honour to childhood best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of "colourful" bridesmaids. The film follows Annie's attempts to bluff her way through the wedding, whilst being constantly upstaged by Lillian's new best friend, Helen (Rose Byrne), who happens to be stunning, effortlessly chic, sophisticated and successful. Everything that Annie's not. And thus, hilarity ensues (my favourite scene is the bridal shower...)
But that's all I'm gonna tell you, because the film comes out tomorrow, and you must go and see it. I reiterate: it's bloody brilliant.
So after the film, we walked around for approximately five hours and ended up in Bodean's BBQ, where we ate, drank and chatted about hickory sauce, policemen and bridesmaids. And after you've seen Bridesmaids - you'll want nothing more than to hang out with your girlfriends too..