Monday, October 10, 2011

Movie Review Monday

Before I get into today's review, I wanted to remind you about the contest. Miss Vixen decided to take the coffee cup, so there is still a mouse pad, tote bag, and copy of my story. Leave those comments for a chance to win!

Bridesmaids (2011)

WTF? I thought this movie was supposed to be funny. I wanted to see this movie for a long time, and after I watched it, I was disappointed. It has moments of being funny, but otherwise it was tragic and sad.

The story is about Annie, who has bad luck with relationships. She is dating a guy who sees her as nothing more than a sex buddy, then finds a cop who is willing to have a relationship with her, but she messes it up. On top of all that, her childhood friend is getting married and wants Annie to be her Maid of Honor.

Not only is she unlucky in love, but she lost a bakery business, so she's pretty much destitute. Her best friend lives in a different tax bracket, and trying to negotiate the wedding and deal with the other rich friends proves to be very trying and stressful. They eventually have a falling out and Annie hits rock bottom.

There were some moments in this movie that were funny, but not many. As I mentioned, it was mostly tragic and sad. I was also a little offended by the film. I'm not going to delve into a whole discussion about it here, but I'm wondering if the movie was actually made for women. Here's my reasons why:

1. Honestly, how many women find toilet humor funny? I know there are a few, but I'm not a huge fan. I'm guessing it stems from the fact that I still have to change diapers and deal with poo on a daily basis, so it's really not a point of hilarity for me.

2. Why does a man have to define the woman? Annie spends the entire movie looking for a man to be with because she obviously can't make it on her own. She owned a bakery at one point, which she opened with her boyfriend, but when that went under, he left. She fell into a deep depression and bounced around from one bad relationship to another. At the end, instead of finding a way to open the bakery back up, which would have been a great ending, she decides to try and make it work with the cop.

In the scheme of things, yes, he was the best option, if she wants to be domesticated. I had a huge problem with the scene after they hooked up. Yes, he was nice and made her a cup of coffee, then "surprises" her by getting stuff for her to bake. Really? So he's saying, "Hey, baby, I had a great night with you last night, now get in my kitchen and start cooking." I would've walked out too!

3. There are more than 3 types of men in the world. According to the film, you're choices are the man who wants nothing more than sex from you, the one who wants to domesticate you, and the one who is so hung up on his ex that he can't imagine being with you. Granted, there are those types of men in the world, but--shockingly--some of them can and are a lot deeper than that.

Okay. That's as far as I'm going to go with that. I had some other issues, but I don't want to start a rant. Have any of you seen the movie? What did you think? Am I completely off base here?

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