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Well, Of Course, The Fat One Belches

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | February 1, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | February 1, 2011 |

I wouldn’t want to judge a movie too harshly based on a trailer, particularly given the talent assembled for Bridesmaids: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper. On first blush, however, Bridesmaids does feel like a female comedy driven by men (Judd Apatow produced, and Paul Feig directs). But it was written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, so hopefully there’s more than the crass frat humor evident in the trailer, as well as female characters identified by the male company they keep. Melissa McCarthy is fun, though. And Rose Byrne is gorgeous. And Kristen Wiig is … kind of an amalgamation of some of her “SNL” characters, which isn’t a particularly high compliment. But, you gotta think there’s a kernel of sincerity buried beneath the jokes, a little substance to stick the comedy to.

Or maybe it’s just The Hangover with ladies. Would’ve been nice if it were Rose Byrne ripping the belches, though.

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