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Movie Critique: Bridesmaids

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Briana Moore

on 21 April 2014

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Movie Critique: Bridesmaids
Theme 1: Verbal Communication
In this scene, Annie takes Lillian and the bridesmaids to a Brazilian restaurant for lunch before going to a chic bridal gown studio. At the bridal gown studio, Helen uses her influence to gain them access because Annie did not realize that reservations were needed. However, everyone except Helen (who did not eat the meat at the restaurant) becomes ill with food poisoning.
Theme 4:
Perception of Others
This scene takes place at the engagement party at Lillian's house. Annie meets her fellow bridesmaids: Lillian's cynical cousin Rita, idealistic friend Becca, raunchy future sister-in-law Megan, and Helen Harris, the beautiful but vain wife of Lillian's fiance's boss. Helen and Annie take an instant dislike to each other as they both become immediately jealous of the other's friendship with Lillian.
Title, Director, Main Cast Members
Bridesmaids (2011)
Paul Feig
Main Cast Members:
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, & Melissa McCarthy
Synopsis of The Film
Theme 2: Nonverbal Communication
In this scene, Lillian and her friends were at her engagement party. Helen and Annie were giving toasts to Lillian and Doug, and the two ladies began to compete on who said the most memorable, touching things relative to the friendship they both shared with Lillian. Felling jealous of one another, Helen then shared with the audience that she could converse with Lillian with just a look. Following her comment, Annie took the microphone and began to stare at Lillian intensely. Although Annie did not use words, Lillian, as well as the crowd knew that Annie was "communicating with her eyes because of her and Lillian's close relationship".
Theme 3: Interpersonal Communication
This scene takes place in the jewelry store where Annie worked. A sweet, innocent teenager came into the store trying to get a "best friend" necklace, but when Annie began to talk rudely to the girl, the two exchanged several words. Following the encounter, Annie was fired for calling the teenager a "little cunt".
Synopsis of The Film (continued)
But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Despite her current love turmoil and being 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.
Briana Moore, Candace Johnson, & Alexis Kemp
Theme 5: Intimacy
This scene shows Annie and her sexually no-strings-attached relationship with the self-absorbed Ted. Although he's the equivalent of tone deaf when it comes to sex, Annie insists on continuously going back to him because of the way he looks. While having sex, they get into some very awkward positions, make weird faces, and their way of "talking dirty" to each other goes completely wrong.

Related Movie 1: The Hangover
The Hangover relates to Bridesmaids in that it is a comedy based on friendships that shares the central themes of interpersonal communication, verbal communication, & perception of others.
Related Movie 2: Baby Mama
This 2008 comedy relates to Bridesmaids in terms of interpersonal communication, verbal communication, nonverbal communications, perceptions of others and intimacy.
Related Movie 3: Identity Thief
This humorous screen play relates to Bridesmaids not only by sharing one of the main comedic actresses but also through interpersonal communication, intimacy, perception of others and verbal communication.
Related Movie 4: Meet the Fockers
This movie shares an eclectic cast displaying themes of intimacy, verbal communication, interpersonal communication, non verbal communication and perception of others.
Related Movie 5: Ted
This 2012 comedy relates to Bridesmaids in terms of verbal communication, interpersonal communication, perception of others and intimacy.
Annie (Kristen Wiig), is 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 McClendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess.
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