Review Of “Bridesmaids” (2011) June 16, 2013 at 10:32 am
In the movie “Bridesmaids” (2011), lovers of romantic movies have a chance to meet the single Annie Walker who is in her mid thirties. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is recovering from a break up, a closedown of her bakery and losing her entire savings. She has managed to get a job in a jewellery shop. Her ever pestering mother tries to convince her to return home but she decides to move in with her sister Brynn, at a ‘Gil’s apartment. Her friendship with Lillian comes handy to counter the crisis in her soul and prevent her from becoming crazy.
Lillian is later engaged to a wealthy Chicago-based financier. She requests her friend Annie to be her lead bridesmaid. The engagement party is held at Lillian’s house, where Annie meets the rest of the bridesmaids. Among them is Rita who is Lillian’s mocking cousin, Lillian’s friend Becca, pretty but hopeless Lllian’s fiancé’s boss’s wife Helen Harris, III and Megan, Lillian’s vulgar future sister-in-law.
Helen and Annie repel at their first encounter and act competitively throughout the time they spend together. Each one of them feels that the other should not be Lillian’s friend. After a couple of days, Annie takes Lillian plus the bridesmaids out for lunch in a Brazilian restaurant prior to visiting a chic wedding dress parlour. The troublesome Helen refuses to share the meat meal, which, unknown to Annie and the rest, turns out to be poisoned and makes the unwell.
While Lillian and the bridesmaids are ill, Helen makes orders for everyone’s bridesmaid dress based on her taste and choice. But does this include cheap bridesmaid dresses? This means that the bridesmaids might be forced to spend heavily on the bridesmaid dresses. Annie, who is worried about her finances, feels that they should opt for cheap bridesmaid dresses to cut down on costs but Helen is determined to have things done her way.
Annie suggests that they hold a bachelorette party at the beach house of Lillian’s parents but Helen would not hear of it. Helen goes ahead to book a trip to Las Vegas after prevailing over Annie’s idea. Annie’s reluctantly surrenders but her pride does not allow her to accept Helen to buy her a first class flight ticket. After all, if she is ok with the cheap bridesmaid dresses, why fuss about the travels? She decides on sitting in the coach instead. Since Annie hates to fly, Helen suggests she take alcohol and sedatives until she’s completely drunk.
Annie causes disturbance in the plane and get the group escorted out of the plane in Caspar, Wyoming, from where they board a bus back to Milwaukee. She tries to ask for pardon but Lillian can’t hear any of it and finally decides to put Helen in charge of planning for the shower and consequent wedding.
When Annie returns to Chicago to attend the bridal shower which is held at Helen’s house, she discovers that Helen has reconstructed her wedding plans and put in its place a rather complex one. Helen arranges for Lillian to take a trip to Paris and have her wedding dress fitted by one of world’s leading fashion designer. This idea displeases Annie who is of the opinion that inexpensive wedding gowns would as well do just perfect. Watch the movie “Bridesmaids” 2011 to find out what happens next.