I have high hopes for Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig is poised for a star-making role (she also co-wrote the script), Judd Apatow is producing, and Freaks and Geeks creator/director Paul Feig is helming. The first trailer for the movie has gone online and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The jokes about Wiig’s character being single are pretty stale, but there’s a charming tone of raunchiness and attitude. Clearly they’re trying to sell it to Apatow’s male fans, but I’m on board for a female ensemble comedy that looks like the polar opposite of what we usually see from the genre.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer plus high-res images from the film. Bridesmaids also stars Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, and Jon Hamm. The film opens May 13th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Bridesmaids:
This spring, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) and director Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, 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 McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and 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.
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