Matinee with Snacks
What’s that noise you hear? That’s Hollywood falling all over itself in surprise that vaguely raunchy, somewhat scatological female-relationship-driven R-rated comedy is a huge smash. Hello! We poop and love and chortle — and see movies with stories that interest us – just as much as men do.
I know this movie wouldn’t have been made if it hadn’t had Judd Apatow as producer. With two of the leads being SNL alumni (even ones as big-screen reliable as these two), the movie could have been a disaster. However, the Not Ready For Prime Time Players in question are Kristen Wiig as our relatable lead and Maya Rudolph as the bride. The titular matching-dress ensemble is flled out by Reno 911’s Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Office’s Ellie Kemper, the unpredictable Rose Byrne, and Melissa McCarthy. This is a fantastic ensemble thrown into a movie that goes beyond just the bachelorette Hangover.