Posts tagged "bridesmaids"

And The Prize Goes To … The Perfect Ladies’ Night Out!

A little over a week ago, to celebrate the hilarious lady-centric movie “Bridesmaids,” I asked you to share your ideal ladies’ night out scenario — the commenter with the most entertaining and unique answer would win a “Bridesmaids” Survival Kit and a $100 Cash Card. Though all of your ideas sound like a blast –…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 17, 2011

Maya Rudolph Had To Throw A Bachelorette Party Without The Bachelorette

“My girlfriend was getting married and we were all about to go to Mexico. We had this whole trip planned; we all put money in for the place, the airplane, everything. My girlfriend got so sick that she was on antibiotics and was instructed not to fly. The bride couldn’t fly. Everything was paid for,…

“Bridesmaids” Kicks Ass And Takes Names At The Box Office

We can do it, ladies! The Kristen Wiig/Maya Rudolph comedy “Bridesmaids” blew the roof off all expectations, raking in $24.4 million at the box office on opening weekend — the most important barometer in all of Hollywood. While “Thor” came in #1 at the box office this weekend, “Bridesmaids” followed at #2. People who care…

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

Women Can Be Funny Too: “Bridesmaids” And Other Hilarious Female Roles

Finally, an outrageous gross-out comedy starring women! Hollywood isn’t exactly known for producing flicks that maximize funny females. Even Bette Midler has lamented the lack of funny women gracing the big screen lately.

That could explain why so many women are eagerly anticipating this week’s release of “Bridesmaids,” which has been described as “The…

Moviefone / May 15, 2011

Why Is The Lone Plus-Size Woman In “Bridesmaids” Wearing A Different Dress?

Women across the country will be flocking to “Bridesmaids” this weekend, which is good news for everyone: Jessica has confirmed that the movie is laugh-out-loud funny and high ticket sales during opening weekend will show Hollywood studios that women want to see intelligent movies about funny women and that there is a demand for more…

Liz Funk / May 13, 2011

Check Out Exclusive Footage From The “Bridesmaids” Premiere!

Last week, Jessica and I were lucky enough to attend a screening of the movie “Bridesmaids,” which hits theaters this Friday. You can check out Jessica’s review of the film here, but allow me to add my own two cents and that is that, holy crap, was it hilarious. I’m already laying the groundwork…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2011

We See Chick Flicks: “Bridesmaids”

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kempner

When Jon Hamm shirtless is not the best part of the movie, you know it’s a good one.

That’s my summary of “Bridesmaids” in one sentence.

But of course, there’s more to say…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2011

Win This! “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” And $100 Cash Card

You do have May 13 marked down in your calendar as the day when “Bridesmaids” hits theaters, don’t you? I saw the movie last night at a screening — one of the perks of my job, gotta say — and while I can’t give too much away (look for our review on Monday!), I will…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2011

The “Bridesmaids” Trailer Gets A Naughty Version

I can’t wait — like, cannot wait — for “Bridesmaids” to come out. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm (!!!), and food poisoning jokes? Yes, please. Also, three golden retriever puppies appeal to my inner nine-year-old girl. This “dirty version” of the “Bridesmaids” trailer — NSFW on account of salty language and Jo…

Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2011

“Bridesmaids”: Cinematical Genius Or Pink Fluff?

A while back, I remember asking myself, “Could Judd Apatow curate a group of women the same way he works magic with his usual guys? Or is his humor purely dude-like?” Well, it appears that he is now taking a stab at a female-focused movie, “Bridesmaids.” At first, I was a bit appalled that the…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 1, 2011

Girl Talk: Being A Bridesmaid Drained My Bank Account

Megin and I first met as mid-level slaves to the fashion industry eight years ago. I recognized a kindred spirit the minute I caught her screaming harsh obscenities at her computer. We’ve been through boyfriend breakups, apartment break-ins, and career changes. So when she asked me to be a bridesmaid, I jumped at the chance…

Tamara Lynch / July 20, 2010

Bridesmaid Shoes That Won’t Break The Bank

If you’re in a friend’s wedding, be prepared to spend big bucks, because you’ll have to buy everything from a plane ticket to your bridesmaid dress. And if the bride wants all her ladies in waiting to wear matching shoes, that’s another hundred bucks out the window. Hopefully you can convince her to go with…

Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2010

10 Reasons We’re Super Excited For Kristen Wiig’s “Bridesmaids”

Kristen Wiig can do no wrong in my eyes. She’s like the new Gilda Radner of “Saturday Night Live” and, finally, her career is starting to expand beyond that. Recently, she’s brought some of her funny to the big screen. And thus, I was so excited to find out that Kristen has co-written a new…

Ami Angelowicz / April 6, 2010

5 Reasons I’m Already A Horrible Bridesmaid

I’m going to be a bridesmaid for the first time this summer and don’t have a clue what this entails. I know I’ll be wearing a dress of someone else’s choosing and standing at the front of a church for a long time, but what do I have to do for the bride from now…

Catherine Strawn / January 14, 2010

Quail Branches Out Into Super Cute Bridesmaid Dresses

Nice day for a white wedding? Winter brides, if you haven’t outfitted your bridesmaids yet, here’s a stellar option—Quail, the adorable and affordable dress line, has branched out into custom bridesmaid gowns. The styles are fun and flirty with tons of options to appease your posse—choose from cute strapless numbers with florette bodices, bow straps,…

Leonora Epstein / December 26, 2009

Help Me Be The Best Bridesmaid Ever!

Three of my friends recently got engaged, and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I’m a bridesmaid in one of the weddings and want to be as helpful to all three of them as I can, but I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be doing. In fact, I actually picked up a copy of Modern

Catherine Strawn / July 12, 2009

Ruffles, Rhinestones, And Synthetic Silk: Bridesmaid Dress Horror Stories

When you’re a bridesmaid, everything is supposed to be about making the bride’s life easier, making the day go smoothly, blah, blah, blah. Know what it’s really all about? The dress. While a classic dress in a nice color shouldn’t be too much to ask for, bridesmaids generally end up covered in heinously colored ruffles,…

Lily Q / June 1, 2009

Keepin’ It Classy: Can I Back Out On Being A Bridesmaid?

This week, I received a letter from a woman who’s having commitment issues about her friend’s wedding. Here’s what she has to say about her cold feet: “I met up with my old college roommate to celebrate her engagement. Although I hadn’t seen her in years, when she asked me to be a bridesmaid, I…

Simcha / May 18, 2009

Brides Are Demanding Botox For Bridesmaids

Hiring a hairstylist and a makeup artist used to be sufficient for the big day, but not anymore. Brides are increasingly demanding or strongly suggesting their bridesmaids, mothers and mothers-in-law get all types of cosmetic enhancements, like Botox, Restylane, and even breast implants. In most cases, the brides are replacing the customary mani/pedi bonding sessio…

Annika Harris / July 24, 2008

Debate This: Does It Suck Or Rule To Be A Bridesmaid?

As I’ve written before, I’ve never been a bridesmaid, though I almost was one until my friend’s wedding got canceled on account of the groom being a total d-bag. But, so far, I have three bridesmaids for my totally-unplanned wedding next summer (maybe, you know, if we get our crap together) and I am already…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 11, 2008