Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne
Story: Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. (Universal Pictures)
Bottom Line: Best described as MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING meets THE HANGOVER. BRIDEMAIDS is a fresh take on a stale genre – it’s an occasionally sweet, frequently gross, thoroughly engaging, sporadically smart, slightly edgy, repeatedly over-the-top and emotionally straight forward movie that’s fun for all age-appropriate groups…including moms (mine gave it an A-). BRIDEMAIDS may have its minor flaws (heavily edited; over two hours long) but it still delivers the summer-comedy goods!