Inviting all your friends over to watch Bridesmaids, which, unless you live under a rock you probably know was just released on DVD (unrated version included.) At least, that’s what I figured when the folks over at Universal asked me if I wanted to get a little pre-release action in order to get my girls nite on and then tell you all about it here so you’ll want to go out and see Bridesmaids and get your girls nite’s on too. The silly part is, Bridesmaids? It’s so fucking funny, you don’t need me or anyone else to tell you to see it! It’s everything I’ve always dreamed of doing in a “chick flick” and I want to hug each and every member of the production team and cast for collectively opening the minds of every development executive in Hollywood. All of a sudden, GIRLS CAN MAKE MOVIES (and TV shows too – New Girl anyone?) and well – all of that, and the stock of bachelorette party gear in my bar, was reason enough for me to say “yeah – send that shit over!”
Sometimes, as an embittered screenwriter it’s hard for me to compliment other movies. But this one is..deep breath…totally relatable and totally hilarious– from the opening goodness with Jon Hamm to the onset of food poisoning at a bridal salon a’la Say Yes tot he Dress.
And then Missoni crashed Target. It would seem unrelated, but it delayed our Bridesmaids Shipments by days and I was left with very few options for my Bridesmaids Shindig. Except for the best option, which was inviting our only coupled-but-not-married friends over for Tacos and Penis Drinks and talk ad nauseum about their future wedding. WHICH IS NOT AN ACTUAL WEDDING – Randi would like to be very clear that there’s still no ring on it…Adam.) I kid. I mostly kid.
Anyway – it was a fun-as-hell way for us to spend a Saturday night. Randi herself was one of my Bridesmaids so she saw me at my bridal worst, while Scott and I got to heckle our buddies for what the future may hold…and then douse them in Yellow Tail Bubbly just for kicks (no one got doused – my furniture is mostly vintage and very fragile. But it would have been cool if we did, huh?)
Have you seen the movie that unseated SATC as the top grossing chick flik of all time? A movie that actually seems to have trasnscended chick flik and made it straight to comedy? What did you think?