Rated 4.0

Kristen Wiig (SNL), who’s played second fiddle to MacGruber for far too long, is finally a leading lady. But consider this film her training wheels—she’s backed up by the outstanding Maya Rudolph (the bride) and other lesser-known, but just as funny, women. Annie (Wiig) is a 30-something who’s stuck in a relationship rut. Her BFF Lillian (Rudolph) is getting married, quickly asks her to be her maid of honor, and introduces her to the other bridesmaids: MILF Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey, Reno 911), naïve Becca (Ellie Kemper, The Office), mannish Megan and rich and pretentious Whitney. What could possibly go wrong, right? The biggest tension is between Annie and Whitney, who come from different social and financial classes and quickly begin to fight for the affection and attention of the bride-to-be. Bridesmaids could easily be considered the female version of The Hangover, only slightly more drawn out—both in the time span covered in the film and the time between big, hearty laughs. But fear not; this film is full of those. Annie is basically an accident waiting to happen, and she brings food poisoning and sleeping-pill drunkenness to an all-new level. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R