Bridesmaids, set for a May release, is being marketed as part of producer Judd Apatow’s comedy franchise, which we all know by now is populated with women onscreen who are the killjoy, ball-crusher, harpy-shrew, women who despite their humourless days and accomplishments somehow need a man-boy to fret over in order to feel complete. No one ever claimed the women in his films were nuanced or complex. Apatow’s ham-fisted imprint smears itself all over the two-minute teaser, what with the AC/DC soundtrack, the rude stereotypes of women as either pitying the single ladies, as bridezillas or suggesting an old-fashioned catfight, plus all the pink in the promotional posters, which would normally keep me far away from the box office. But then I take pause to learn it’s written by Kristen Wiig (love her!) and also stars Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. And Jon Hamm’s in the sack.
Would you pay to see it?