“Monsters are people too.”
I had virtually no expectations going into seeing the movie Bridesmaids. At best, I would spend some quality time with Kristen Wiig and her deliciously witty sense of humor. At worst, I would see yet another SNL great succumb to an astronomical cinematic fiasco (though none can hold a candle to the mind-numbing scrapbook of atrocities Eddie Murphy has to his name). If anything, the film’s marketing had me intrigued: “A Hangover for the girls!” What in the world does that mean? That it had the same plot, but the characters have different plumbing? That it’s a raunchy comedy that appealed more to women? That The Hangover didn’t appeal to women? That I was abnormal to be a woman who enjoyed The Hangover? While I still don’t get the foundation of this particular marketing ploy (other than its ability to attract fans of the Hangover), I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed the film.