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Monday, January 30, 2012


Another movie on my "Movies to Watch" list checked off. We all enjoyed this flick last night before we conked out by 8:30 PM (me). Still recovering from jet lag...

I wasn't too big on watching this until I started reading reviews about how funny this movie was. And the kudos continued to come in and after reading several 'best of 2011' reviews for movies to watch, I decided to add this one because it appeared in most of those lists.

The Oscar buzz (nominated for Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress) helped remind me of it so CJ and MiMi found it on redbox while we were at the local HT store.

***Spoiler Alert***

I expected this to be crude and rude, much how The Hangover movies end up being -- since there were comparisons to this being the female version of that movie.

Um. NOO-ah (as CJ likes to say NO, in two syllables). Perhaps I am biased, because I am female, but I found this more tasteful. The irony behind that statement is that the most funniest scene in this movie, in any movie, is pretty crude. But Tim, CJ and I could not BREATHE we were laughing so hard, and it's been a long, long time since any movie has made me LOL that hard.  At one point, I heard CJ say, "i can't take it anymore". Now _that_ is the ultimate compliment in a movie...

There is a lot of sex talk, with regard to pleasing men, so that was a bit uncomfortable around my children. But we managed to get through the movie despite the references to balls, and blow jobs, and all the goodies that men love.

On top of that, we are big Kristen Wiig fans and that she helped write this, and starred in it, made me think even more of her talent. It is just downright HILARIOUS, with the twist of sweetness.

Wiig plays Annie Walker, a single gal who has maddening sex with hot cake Ted (played by Jon Hamm), who treats her like shit. She sleeps over one night and proclaims how the 'rule' was broken (apparently, no sleepovers at Ted's), and as Ted rolls on top of her and kisses her, looking very much like a dedicated lover, he pulls back and says 'I don't know how to tell you to leave without sounding like a dick.' Nice.

Annie's BFF Lillian gets engaged and asks Annie to be her maid of honor. At the engagement party, Annie meets the rest of the bridal party, including the competition as Lillian's very best BFF, Helen Harris III (played best by Rose Byrne). Annie and Helen are constantly vying to be known as the closest friend to Lillian than the other.

Along with the antics between Annie and Lillian is Annie's developing relationship with local police officer, Nathan Rhodes. This is the female aspect to movies: a nice, sweet love story with a man who has the personality many women seek but rarely ever find...

It's truly a well-written script and if you like Kristen Wiig, you get to see her at what she does best. I saw all her best SNL characters in Annie. I definitely recommend this one. And watch it when you aren't full on popcorn, or chips, or candy...or anything, really.

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was hysterical too and just nearly died laughing in the theater - especially the scene in the cafe where one of the women was immitating what it is like to have a certain body part in your face, and also the scene trying on bridesmaids gowns. It was the hardest I had laughed in a long time. I decided JC should see it, and he hated it... absolutely did not think one thing was even remotely funny. Oh well!