This was the funniest movie I’ve seen in a long time. Kristen Wiig of SNL plays Annie, an underemployed semi-loser who’s going through a rough patch–her boyfriend’s left her and her bakery business has folded (no pun intended). Her best friend, Lillian, gets engaged to a rich dude and, although Annie is Maid of Honor, his boss’s rich wife takes charge of Lillian’s shower/engagement party/wedding because she’s got unlimited resources and is a great party thrower. That doesn’t sound very funny but there are some great bits. John Hammond of Don Draper fame plays Annie’s “fuck buddy.” One morning he rolls over in bed and smiles at her and says, “I really want you to leave but I don’t want to say it because that would make sound like such a dick.” There’s a scatalogically funny scene in a swank, all-white bridal shop where the gals come down with food poisoning. (I have boys; I still find poop funny.). And there is a painfully funny competitive tennis match at the country club. What can I say? I’m a sucker for physical humor. There are great peripheral characters, too, such as Annie’s mother who isn’t an alcoholic but is in AA because of the great stories. I haven’t laughed this hard at a movie since 40-Year-Old Virgin and every Mel Brooks’ film. I’m not going to waste any more time so you can get to the next matinee. Go see now!
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