Rated 4.0

A 30-something woman (Kristen Wiig) agrees to be maid of honor for her best friend (Maya Rudolph)—but her own private life is falling apart, and pretty soon the wedding plans are, too. The script by Wiig and Annie Mumolo is raunchy, profane and scatological, but it’s also tender and sweet—and most of all, it’s hilariously funny, with an outlandish surprise around almost every corner. Paul Feig directs with a sure hand, and is blessed with a terrific cast: Chris O’Dowd as a friendly cop, the late Jill Clayburgh as Wiig’s mother, Rose Byrne as a Mrs. Too-Perfect, Matt Lucas as Wiig’s freakish roommate, Rebel Wilson as his lumpen sister. A particular standout is Melissa McCarthy (looking like Ricky Gervais in drag) in a potentially star-making turn as a portly, butch member of the wedding party.