The Story Behind Bridesmaids
Weddings get a bad rep at the movies. Generally speaking, they’re the scene of more heinous crimes against fashion, friendship and food than your (not so) friendly local Liquid nightclub. Case in point: Bride Wars. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Runaway Bride.Which is probably why actress and writer Kristen Wiig didn’t want to work on a movie about a wedding. Not at all. Not even when the film she found herself writing with friend/co-writer Annie Mumolo ended up being called Bridesmaids.“I feel like when we started writing it, we never saw it as a wedding movie,” says the Saturday Night Live alumnus.“In the earlier drafts for the first three years, there wasn’t even a wedding in it at the end. We didn’t really set out to make it different from other movies or make any statement about those movies.“We just wanted to write a fun script where our friends could come in and play and write something that had a lot of women in it…”
The Story Behind Bridesmaids

Weddings get a bad rep at the movies. Generally speaking, they’re the scene of more heinous crimes against fashion, friendship and food than your (not so) friendly local Liquid nightclub. Case in point: Bride Wars. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Runaway Bride.

Which is probably why actress and writer Kristen Wiig didn’t want to work on a movie about a wedding. Not at all. Not even when the film she found herself writing with friend/co-writer Annie Mumolo ended up being called Bridesmaids.

“I feel like when we started writing it, we never saw it as a wedding movie,” says the Saturday Night Live alumnus.

“In the earlier drafts for the first three years, there wasn’t even a wedding in it at the end. We didn’t really set out to make it different from other movies or make any statement about those movies.

“We just wanted to write a fun script where our friends could come in and play and write something that had a lot of women in it…”

Bridesmaids review
Bridesmaids is out this week, check out the Total Film review:
Bride Wars, Made Of Honour, 27 Dresses: the bargain bins at your local DVD store are full to busting with wedding-themed rom-coms.Chances are, though, that they don’t begin with their heroines having rampant rumpy with Mad Men’s Jon Hamm in a wide variety of positions.They’re not likely to feature someone dropping the c-bomb, shitting in the street or puking on hair. Nor, if memory serves, do they include a scene in which a woman likens her undercarriage to a triple-decker sandwich.Offended? Not to worry – there’ll be another Kate Hudson vehicle along any minute. Yet for those who don’t mind raunch dressing on their wedding cake, say hi to Bridesmaids: a gleefully crude addition to the Judd Apatow canon that proves beyond reasonable doubt you don’t need to be hung to have a Hangover.
Bridesmaids review

Bridesmaids is out this week, check out the Total Film review:

Bride Wars, Made Of Honour, 27 Dresses: the bargain bins at your local DVD store are full to busting with wedding-themed rom-coms.

Chances are, though, that they don’t begin with their heroines having rampant rumpy with Mad Men’s Jon Hamm in a wide variety of positions.

They’re not likely to feature someone dropping the c-bomb, shitting in the street or puking on hair. Nor, if memory serves, do they include a scene in which a woman likens her undercarriage to a triple-decker sandwich.

Offended? Not to worry – there’ll be another Kate Hudson vehicle along any minute. Yet for those who don’t mind raunch dressing on their wedding cake, say hi to Bridesmaids: a gleefully crude addition to the Judd Apatow canon that proves beyond reasonable doubt you don’t need to be hung to have a Hangover.