‘Bridesmaids’ Trailer: Girl Version of ‘The Hangover’ is Just as Funny

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

Bridesmaids movie Cast Bridesmaids Trailer: Girl Version of The Hangover is Just as Funny

There’s already praise buzzing out of SXSW for SNL member Kristen Wiig’s upcoming breakout turn in Bridesmaids, the new comedy produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig, which is (in spirit at least) The Hangover with an eclectic ensemble of comedic actresses instead of comedic actors. And brother, that ain’t a bad thing.

Today we have the latest Bridesmaids trailer to share, along with an earlier trailer (which frankly, I prefer), new images and a poster for the film. So if you weren’t aware of this movie before now, you will be by the time you get to the bottom of this post.

Here’s the official synopsis for Bridesmaids:

Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. 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.

Wiig and Rudolph are both famous for their work on SNL; Melissa McCarthy is a comedic actress known for TV roles on Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who?; Ellie Kemper is best known as meek secretary Erin on The Office;  Wendi McLendon-Covey is famous for her work on Reno 911!; and Rose Byrne is having a busy year, starring in both the horror flick Insidious and X-Men: First Class.

I say all that to say: this is an impressive cast that they have assembled for this flick – a good blend of talented actresses who can each hold her own when it comes to bringing the funny. Feig has a long resume of directing great comedy, having helmed some truly great episodes of comedic TV on shows like The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Nurse Jackie, Undeclared and of course, Freaks and Geeks. The script was also co-written by Wiig. Needless to say, there is a lot of reason to believe in this film.

But don’t take my word for it – just watch these two trailers for Bridesmaids and judge for yourself:



Finally, take a look at the gallery of Bridesmaids images that have been released – including a poster that features the film’s leading ladies in “We’re badass” poses:

Bridesmaids will be in theaters on May 13, 2011.

Source: Universal Pictures

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  1. Not one laugh in that first trailer.

  2. Doesnt look at all funny to me.

  3. I do not get the appeal of Kristen Wiig, try as I might.

    Now I do dig the Afghan Wigs, but they have not put anything out in a long time.

  4. Jeez guys, “not funny”? I thought it was hilarious. Great cast.

    • I agree. I thought it was hilarious. Vic saw it in the theater and made special mention that we should post it. If we both agree on a comedy… I’m not saying – I’m just saying…

  5. This looks really bad.
    I can’t see what the author of this post sees.
    Not a single cast member is appealing and not a single joke was funny.

  6. Wow, both the trailers are so different.
    One is all about the dirty humour and the other seems kind of tame, yet still has it. I think I prefer the second one.

    and how can you guys be complaining about this?
    “Not a single cast member is appealing”, I mean really!

    This film looks hilarious, and if it is the “girl version” of the hangover, then I’ll watch this one.

    And was that Jon Hamm at the end of the first trailer? If so then thats another plus.

  7. I thought it was hilarious!

  8. I really like Kristen Wiig but that trailer really didn’t do much for me. Also, it does look like it’s trying too hard to be the female version of the hangover. I’m surprised they didn’t just get Zach Galifianakis to play a role in drag. Actually, it probably would be funnier if they had done that:-)

    • If zach was in it Id see it definitely :)

  9. Sorry, but that just wasnt funny at all. Maybe women find it amusing, but I cant see too many guys going to see this.

    • I might see it when it’s out on DVD, but only to see what Chris O’Dowd is up to.