to absolutely hate/loathe the film Bridesmaids and wonder how anyone could find it "the best film ever"!

(84 Posts)
somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 11:48:57

I know the film was out ages ago but I watched it on dvd a good few months ago after reading a letter in a magazine where this woman said it was her 7 year old dd's fave film so I thought it might be nice to watch with my dd3 who is 9 but luckily I decided to watch it first - and really hated it - I thought it was such childish humour and pretty revolting and by the time we got to the puppies being given away for free I watched the rest on fast forward thinking it was probably almost over anyway but it wasn't - it went on and on! I haven't watched anything like the American Pie films or any or that kind of humour which I think Bridesmaids is trying to be like but I still cannot understand why so many people have raved about this film and to think it's acceptable to watch with your children - it opens with her having sex for a start! Anyway I thought I had put this behind me until I read on FB a friend's comments about how she has just watched the film again and so many others have left comments agreeing that it's the best film they've seen and so funny - oh the bit on the plane - oh and in the shop with the wedding dresses ..... confused - I had to come somewhere for a rant!!! (and hope that at least one person can agree with me or if not please EXPLAIN to me the funny parts and how I missed them!!

HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 24-Apr-13 11:51:50

I stopped watching at the vom scenes. Yuk.

WilsonFrickett Wed 24-Apr-13 11:52:54

Meh. I enjoyed it. I laughed. I won't be showing it to my 7yo though.

I loved it, bought it on DVD, watched it again...still love it!

Each to their own!

gonerogue Wed 24-Apr-13 11:55:40

Ditto. I was shocked at how rude it was, well more vulgar (that might make me sound PO) and didn't really like the whole bitchy side to it. The puppies as gifts, that was just wrong.

I did like the storyline between her and Chris O'Dowd though, thought it was sweet, if a little trite

Definitely not a film for kids though.

NurseRatchet Wed 24-Apr-13 11:57:23

I thought it was hilarious. It is in no way marketed as a kids film though so whether you personally found it funny or not, the children asos t is irrelevant really.

NurseRatchet Wed 24-Apr-13 11:57:46

Asos t?! Aspect I meant!

NurseRatchet Wed 24-Apr-13 11:58:39

The puppies bit is meant to be ridiculous though, that's the point.

fedupofnamechanging Wed 24-Apr-13 12:25:15

I think people either love it or hate it. I'm in the hate it camp. Although I did laugh when they all got the shits in the posh bridal shop!

ParadiseChick Wed 24-Apr-13 12:32:41

I like it! It's like the female equivilent of The Hangover. OTT and totally un realistic but it's fun.

It's not for kids.

I couldn't get past the first ten mins. A lot of shite.

I liked american pie etc at the time but i was 12/13 so of coarse i did but my humour has obviously changed over the years. As long as i don't lie louie anytime soon i'm good grin

BegoniaBampot Wed 24-Apr-13 12:41:32

i thought it was laugh out loud funny, and great to see a funny movie with women as the main characters rather than the one piece of eye candy.

idlevice Wed 24-Apr-13 12:45:04

I read it as "Brideshead" in the film title & thought it was rather unusual for a 7yr old to have as a favourite film!

Tortington Wed 24-Apr-13 12:45:50

I thought it was good couple of LOL moments

not the fantasticness advertised

SkinnybitchWannabe Wed 24-Apr-13 12:46:43

I was very disappointed when I watched it. I dont think I laughed once!
I felt the same when I watched Ted, couldn't believe how much swearing was in it Im a swearer and it shocked even me

I couldn't get past the first 10 mins. I thought it was stupid.

I hated how manly one of the characters was. I can't remember her name, she was in Gilmore girls. It was just stupid.

Samu2 Wed 24-Apr-13 12:47:21

Love it!!!

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Wed 24-Apr-13 12:49:35

I watched at the cinema and although not my usual cup of tea, I did enjoy it and LOL. I do wonder whether that was down to the 'joint' humour - everyone around me laughing, makes you more likely to find it amusing?

No way would I let an under 12 watch it though and I am quite laid back about judging films by their content suitability and not what the film council deem appropriate IYSWIM (obviously not 18 rated films...for eg Bridget Jones, rated 15, DD is 9 and it is on non-stop, I'm sick of it!)

Anyway YAB totally U - there is a much worse film out there that everybody raged about and I never 'got' - There's Something About Mary. I did a wee humphy face all the way through and was called a miserable cow because I thought it was utter shite grin

It was horrible. People undermining each other and being catty and bitchy is not funny, it's disgraceful.

I actually found it quite misogynistic, to the point of being offensive.

I gave it until they were on the plane then realised that life is too short to watch a film I hate that much, so I stopped watching.

pickledginger Wed 24-Apr-13 12:54:16

Yeah, right. You decided to show your 7 year old a 15 rated film that according to the Rating body 'Contains very strong language, strong sex references and crude humour' and were shocked to discover on previewing it that it's not suitable for a 7 year old.


I watched it after my sister raved about it, I sat there like this >>> hmm it is a big pile of sexist, stereotypical, "chic flick" bull.

I have a massive sense of humour failure over stuff like this. do not get me started on the Hangover or any such like.

pickledginger Wed 24-Apr-13 12:56:01

Sorry, 9 year old. Big difference there wink

TSSDNCOP Wed 24-Apr-13 12:56:11

I'm in the hate it camp.

I can see why it could be amusing, but it was so Mirandaesque in its JOKE COMING! GET READY TO LAUGH....NOW!

IMO it's not as funny as Hangover, and just proves that because a thing can be done, it doesn't always have to be.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Wed 24-Apr-13 12:57:16

what's wrong with Miranda????? shock (yes I know, it's marmite but I luffs her I do)

I like Miranda.

TSSDNCOP Wed 24-Apr-13 12:59:54

Sorry Brian I know she's an institution and all that, but to me she's nails down a blackboard. I just hate "joke coming" sketches.

I like her in CTM though if it helps redeem me grin

matchpoint Wed 24-Apr-13 13:00:00

I agree that it was slightly lowbrow in some parts ("It's coming out of me like lava"...thanks for that visual) but overall, I love Bridesmaids. There were some funny lines, and it had a lot of heart. And it was great to see a comedy movie with women as leads do well (dare I say groundbreaking?!)

Definitely not a children's film though.

Lj8893 Wed 24-Apr-13 13:00:34

I loved it, I watched it at the cinema with my mum and have it on DVD. I can see why some may find it vulgar though, but I personally loved it!

Wouldn't dream of showing it to a child though, I find that very odd!!!!!

My partner is in the hate it camp.

BegoniaBampot Wed 24-Apr-13 13:01:33

something about mary was utter crap. had heard it was the funniest thing but watched it with the husband and had to turn it off. Now Mr Deeds has me rolling and that gets panned a bit. Don't Mess with The Zohan was another I LOL at.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Wed 24-Apr-13 13:03:23

I'll let you off TSSDNCOP wink

theodorakisses Wed 24-Apr-13 13:07:14

Funnily enough I watched it last night and found it quite funny but the thought did cross my mind that you average Mn person would be mortally offended.

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 24-Apr-13 13:08:12

I loved it.

YANBU to not like it though, each to their own.


Gerrof Wed 24-Apr-13 13:09:58

I thought it was funny, but not hilariously so tbh.

Problem was I watched it before I watched mad Men and now cannot take Don Draper seriously.

Kristen Wiig was very good in it I thought.

I loved it, I normally hate "chick flicks", liked the Hangover to, but normally do extreme horror. I know women like all of the characters, my eldest DD has just found out that she cannot be her BestF DD's God Mother because she isn't Catholic, I could imagine her acting out the party scene and stabbing cakes, if the mood takes her. Films don't have to be suitable for children, even if marketed as comedy's, if you ignore age ratings (which tbf, I do at times) then be prepared for the film not to be suitable.

I loved it, I normally hate "chick flicks", liked the Hangover to, but normally do extreme horror. I know women like all of the characters, my eldest DD has just found out that she cannot be her BestF DD's God Mother because she isn't Catholic, I could imagine her acting out the party scene and stabbing cakes, if the mood takes her. Films don't have to be suitable for children, even if marketed as comedy's, if you ignore age ratings (which tbf, I do at times) then be prepared for the film not to be suitable.

HugoBear Wed 24-Apr-13 13:11:34

That stand-up row at the wedding shower about getting your bumhole bleached nearly made me pee myself!

Bumbez Wed 24-Apr-13 13:13:33

I haven't seen it yet. Out of interest Op have you seen The Hangover ? Rated by many but DP and I stopped halfway through, it just wasnt funny. If you agree I won't bother with Bridesmaids.

To lower the tone even further, we always repeat some of lines when we have diarrhoea, I have said that I can't chance going out or I'll be "shitting in the street", without a big dress to hide me.

kerala Wed 24-Apr-13 13:14:44

Am shock at showing it to children. Its an adult film. How could you not have sniggered at the competitive speech bit? Or the step childrens comments to their dreadful stepmother. I liked it and thought it was pretty funny unlike most films.

If you did like it you will like I Give It a Year.

sherbetpips Wed 24-Apr-13 13:17:01

Thank god you posted this, I didnt find it remotely amusing, literally didnt laugh once and ended up fast forwarding through it. Awful film and sorry dont get Miranda either but nice lady.

sherbetpips Wed 24-Apr-13 13:17:38

Did like the hangover though - maybe I just dont think women actually behave that stupidly.

Figgygal Wed 24-Apr-13 13:18:54

Don't get either it was alright nothing more

"You're a little c*nt" scene always cracks me up - that and the destroying the big cookie and the butthole bleach convo at bridal shower still crack me up . . .

Gerrof Wed 24-Apr-13 13:21:07

I did laugh when she went on a rampage at the bridal shower and when she was as high as a kite on the aeroplane.

"I don't think women behave that stupidly".
I like the contrast between going onto the plane like super models and being escorted off by the police, but then I've had similar happen. Those that think these plots are unbelievable, just haven't been about much.

I found some bits funny but I didn't get the big hype.

I love Hangover though and cant wait for the third to come out

Jenny0101 Wed 24-Apr-13 13:31:44

I thought it was quite British humour in its style though. Like the americans who wrote it are secret fans of green wing. All the facial expressions reminded me of characters from the peep show or green wing.

I'm going to say it was..........OK. Not a love or hate issue.

Greatdomestic Wed 24-Apr-13 13:39:01

Thank you OP. It has been a while since I watched this. I thought it there were a few funny bits but on the whole found it a bit dreary. The main characters downward spiral just made me feel sad. Very over hyped.

although when I have expressed this opinion in a group I have been the only one who thought this smile. Everyone else seems to think it is hilarious.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Wed 24-Apr-13 13:40:04

i love green wing and peep show!

somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 13:45:27

Bumbez - haven't watched The Hangover although DH raves about it - but DH raved about Something about Mary and I only saw 2 minutes of that and knew that it wasn't my type of film (where she thinks it's hairgel and puts it in her hair)

Pickledginger - I haven't let my DD watch the movie - I had watched 27 dresses and quite liked that for a chick flick and let my girls watch it and then when I read in a magazine that this woman had let her 7 year olf dd watch the movie and it was her dd's favourite movie I thought - Oh maybe I can let the girls wtch that one too - I was just relieved that I did decided (at the last minute) to watch it first. I know it's not aimed at kids but because I had read someone had let their child watch it I just assumed that it was a nice lighthearted comedy.

I know it's meant to be OTT and even a little offensive but I just think that there are so many films out there with that type of humour that there really wasn't the need for one starring a couple of actresses that I've seen in other things and liked - Rose Byrne in Damages and Melissa McCarthy in Gilmore Girls - I was actually shocked that MC would agree to be in a film that basically made out that fat girls were unattractive and just do nothing but fart - she's an incredibly attractive woman in RL and then plays this disgusting character that is meant to be a sterotype ??

The scene where they're trying to outdo each other at the speeches (I'm her best friend - no I'm her best friend) could have been great but went on way too long.

I am relieved that there are at least some people who didn't find it funny - I know it's each to their own and I'm only calling it the worst movie I've ever seen because there are obviously alot of movies I haven't watched but that are probably even worse - although I'm sure I've watched films that are about the same humour wise that I have laughed at - just can't actually think of them. I just really hate the hype of some of these films - they really build them up and then you basically waste your life waiting to get to the good part that will have you laughing. Maybe I'm just getting old.........

Katienana Wed 24-Apr-13 13:50:48

Birdsgottafly any Christian can be godparent to a Catholic the church only ask that at least 1 godparent is Catholic. If your dd has been christened she can be a godparent.

Fairylea Wed 24-Apr-13 13:53:56

Hate it.

Not my humour at all ....!

I love the hangover, inbetweeners, American pie, even Rom com's like he's just not that into you... but I just hated bridesmaids. The lead woman in it (don't even know her name it was that memorable) drives me crazy.

doublechocchip Wed 24-Apr-13 14:11:00

Love it, wasn't blown away the first time I watched it but it gets funnier every time I watch it, the plane bit makes me howl.

I can identify with some of it as the scenario between the 2 main women are trying to plan the hen-do/shower was something that happened (on a less dramatic scale) in the lead up to mine. Lots of obvious passive-aggressive behaviour from both parties!

I do have to fast forward the whole bridesmaid dress trying on session, not a fan of gross-out humour!

YANBU - I think exactly the same thing. Utter shite IMO

MooncupGoddess Wed 24-Apr-13 14:15:52

Too gross for me but there are some funny bits, like the scenes with Don Draper and when the two married bridesmaids bond over the hideousness of their lives on the plane. Also, nice to watch a woman-centred movie, it is so rare.

101handbags Wed 24-Apr-13 14:41:57

YADDDDDDNBU......My DP and I watched it to the end but we both thought it was utter rubbish - puerile, juvenile nonsense. However, if you look at the reviews on Amazon they're almost an exact 50/50 split between terrible and brilliant, so I guess it's just not my type of humour.

Fillyjonk75 Wed 24-Apr-13 14:49:01

I thought it was rated 15. So why would a 7 or 9 year old be watching at all?

somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 15:41:02

well I think there are some films that are rated maybe a 12 or a 15 and are perfectly acceptable for kids to watch but obviously you have to be very careful - I'm clearly shocked that this woman I read about thought it was acceptable to ket her dd watch it and I didn't allow my dd to watch it because she is only 9. I don't even think my 15 year old would think it amusing but you never know.

kneedeepindaisies Wed 24-Apr-13 15:42:23

Yanbu. It was shit and the bit in the wedding dress shop was just yuck.

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 24-Apr-13 16:03:32

I watched this last night and loved it.

I liked it in the same way I liked The Hangover, Knocked Up, and Something About Mary.

I didn't think it was misogynistic, either.

ouryve Wed 24-Apr-13 16:05:14

YABU, but only because there are so many films that are equally shite.

somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:10

Oh god - yes Knocked up - equally crap IMO - in fact Katherine Heigl (or however she spells her name) is in alot of very poor movies. Knocked up - counting how many full frontal scenes in films - humour??????

carlajean Wed 24-Apr-13 17:12:19

I think bits are OK, but it could have been a lot better if the central character had resolved her situation by growing up, instead of hitching up. my major beef is that there's a good bit where the butch character comes over and basically says 'OK, move on, I'll be your friend' and says how she has had a bad past, but learnt to accept herself and become successful, on emotional and professional lines. great. but then she is back to bring portrayed like a freak, especially the last scene, where she's eating off that guy. what a waste, it's as though the film makers lost confidence in the situation.
it reminds me a lot of 40 Year Old Virgin, which is half intelligent and interesting, and half adolescent rubbish.
my favorite film of this type is STILL Mean Girls

Fillyjonk75 Wed 24-Apr-13 17:16:07

I don't think a 15 is ever acceptable for a 7 or year old to watch, sorry. A 12A maybe but never a 15.

carlajean Wed 24-Apr-13 17:16:24

oh yes, and the two other women (are we to assume they have a lesbian relationship?), the older married woman and the young one are totally wasted.
perhaps I take films to seriously, but in a successful film the characters change. the two competing bridesmaids were 30 year olds that behaved like teenagers , right up to the end.

somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 17:18:32

see the breakdown of her previous relationship and the start of the new relationship plus the jealous feeling the main character has about her friend getting married and having found another best friend are all subjects that could have made for a really interesting film but instead they've gone for gross out humour and as Carlajean says - made the main character a freak. She was completely unlikeable imo so I therefore didn't care what happened to her. The other film (that most of the actors were in) Friends with Kids was better.

ParadiseChick Wed 24-Apr-13 19:01:22

You're thinking about it too much!

somewherewest Wed 24-Apr-13 19:42:24

Love it...worth it for the bridal shop scene alone.

somewherewest Wed 24-Apr-13 19:47:43

...instead they've gone for gross out humour...

You say that like its a bad thing. Seriously, I love my four hour foreign language films about Romanian orphans bonding with disabled dogs as much as the next woman, but sometimes you just need a few poo jokes grin.

Euphemia Wed 24-Apr-13 19:51:50

I bailed after 10 mins - it was trying too hard, and too bloody pleased with itself.

carlajean Wed 24-Apr-13 20:33:21

sorry to hi-jack the thread, but if you want to see a funny film, watch Untouchable. I haven't laughed so much in ages, and the great thing was that you were laughing with the characters and not at them.

I thought it was ok but nothing special. The major problem with it was that every joke was stretched out to the nth degree. The competing speeches scene started off funny but I got bored by the end of it.

I hated the Melissa McCarthy character - oh look she's fat and ugly and loud, let's laugh at her...

NoWayPedro Wed 24-Apr-13 21:02:18

It's a certificate 15 so would say its inappropriate for 7 and 9 yos.

amandine07 Wed 24-Apr-13 23:45:03

I saw this film with a friend at the cinema- we nearly pissed ourselves laughing! I own it on DVD now too. Each to their own. grin

Definitely not an appropriate film for a 9 year old!

I like the Hangover films, got them on DVD too...
Bridesmaids was funny in parts because of how ridiculous it got, I laughed with my mates at all the bridesmaid-zilla bits where they're trying to outdo each other.

What can i say- I loved it!

amandine07 Wed 24-Apr-13 23:55:55

However, I must add that I do not think it is "the best film ever" just made me laugh. A lot.

freeandhappy Thu 25-Apr-13 03:23:37
I wonder if this link will work. OP YANBU. I started this thread when i saw it. Left the cinema with steam coming out my ears

PariahHairy Thu 25-Apr-13 03:38:42

I thought it was crap, can't exactly remember why, but crap anyway. YANBU

PariahHairy Thu 25-Apr-13 03:42:16

I think maybe obviously it's a sense of humour thing, I prefer irony and absurd humour, tickles my fancy. I detest toilet humour, really really hate it.

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 25-Apr-13 04:21:07

I thought it was horrifically unfunny. I hated the lead character, and also really detest toilet humour. Ive never left a film in the cimena before, but came bloody close with this one! I did like the Hangover though, and American pie, and I love Miranda.

CheerfulYank Thu 25-Apr-13 05:23:11

I like it, but definitely wouldn't show it to a child!

I actually love Melissa McCarthy's character...I don't feel that there were "fat jokes", just "what an odd duck" jokes. And I think "you're your problem, Annie...and you're also your solution" was a great line.

HugoBear Thu 25-Apr-13 08:16:14

Why do some people show films to children when they aren't old enough for them? Aren't the age ratings there for a reason?.? confused

freeandhappy Thu 25-Apr-13 12:18:41

So objectionable. Hahaha fat girl is horny hahaha. angry

carlajean Thu 25-Apr-13 12:21:08

but for a tiny instant they allowed the viewer to see her as the most balanced and adult woman in the group, until they lost confidence and turned her into a weirdo again, what a waste

Iwantmybed Thu 25-Apr-13 12:51:58

I love most silly comedies but this one left me cold. Not even remotely funny. I was embarrassed for the film makers tbh. I gave it a 1/5 on lovefilm. Now the hangover is funny.

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