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Old 03-05-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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We rented it and didn't think about looking to see how it was rated......"R". Being Christian's, we don't watch "R" rated movies! This thing looked like the beginning of a porn movie, which was absolutely SICKENING! I mean, the very first scenes are showing this dude banging the heck out of this girl! As soon as this scene started up, we done a fast-forward in hopes that it might get better.......it didn't! Farting, puking, craping in a sink........oh yea, really good/funny movie All of our friends/family are Christians, so would even think of recommending it to them!

This movie sure wasn't for the "Baby Boomer" crowd, that is fact! Disgusting, plain and simple IMO, that is.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Hangover is MUCH better. While there are some really, LOL scenes, for the most part the main character is sad and pathetic. Her life is just one long "loser" incident after another. Some of the feamle characters are funny but over the top. I saw it with a friend of mine and her first comment as we were leaving was "It's not as funny as my friends said it was." I would still see it but just don't expect too much. It is very gross in parts, like having (TMI) diarrhea in a sink or in the street and puking in the toilet.

^This. I totally agree. With the Hangover, which I've seen at least a dozen times, I laugh harder each time. With Bridesmaids, I laughed but it wasn't as funny as the trailers they show. The diarreah part was a bit over the top. I know a few people who watched it and we all thought it was a little long or just felt like a long drawn out movie. It does have a few good laughs and the storyline of friendship was great but some of the events just didn't do it for me. But, to each his or her own
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think people wouldn't be so disappointed if they didn't keep comparing this movie to The Hangover. The Hangover is hilarious (I'm w/ you bellakin, I still laugh when I see that movie and I've seen it at least 2 dozen times already). Bridesmaid wasn't the same sort of comedy. It bordered on the "dramedy" line quite a few times. Lots of sadder moments that The Hangover definitely didn't have. Kristen Wiig's character was definitely a downer though, but I'm glad that they didn't give her a Disney ending.

Still, I thought it was a good movie. The bridal shop scene didn't upset me nearly as much as it did others here (I just love Maya Rudolph in her big gown trying to hustle across the street and not making it!). The puppies as party favors made me laugh too.

ETA: I will say that I don't think anything or anyone in that film was Oscar worthy (sorry Melissa...), but that's more indicative of the fact that 2011 sucked for movies
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Kristen Wiig's character was definitely a downer though, but I'm glad that they didn't give her a Disney ending.
I really liked that the movie was about her friendships, and that she wasn't saved in the end by a man. Yeah, there was a happy ending, but it wasn't a fairy tale.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Heard a lot about the movie, so tried it when it became available in Redbox. Did not like it, no matter how much gross comedic stuff they tried to incorporate, it was still a very girlie chic flick with the weddings and the dresses and speeches etc. Had to turn off the TV about 45 minutes going into the movie and return it !!

Sorry..fail !!

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Vancouver,BC
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Yeah, I'm a guy and I thought it was hilarious even though its supposedly a "chick-flick".
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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I don't see anyone talking about the "porn" type scene in the beginning of the movie. Again, TOTALLY DISGUSTING and UNNESSARY for the movie!
And, yes, we are old and don't like porn!
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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A sex scene in a movie isn't the same thing as porn. IIRC, there wasn't any nudity, even.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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Lady, DID YOU watch the same movie we did???? The opening scene of the movie showed the #1 Bridesmaid on top of some dude and then showed him on top of her......both nude (or as nude as the movie makers could make it and still keep it "R" rated! No, it was not porn, but for people like us, Christians-non-porn type older folks, it was darn near, and close enough to be porn! We watched the movie, The American w/George Clooney, and that had a pretty intense sex scene in it as well between him and a prostitute. We done a "next-scene" on that as well. Even though we know "sex sells" in the movie industry, sure doesn't mean we gotta like it or will watch it!!

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A sex scene in a movie isn't the same thing as porn. IIRC, there wasn't any nudity, even.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Lady, DID YOU watch the same movie we did???? The opening scene of the movie showed the #1 Bridesmaid on top of some dude and then showed him on top of her......both nude (or as nude as the movie makers could make it and still keep it "R" rated! No, it was not porn, but for people like us, Christians-non-porn type older folks, it was darn near, and close enough to be porn! We watched the movie, The American w/George Clooney, and that had a pretty intense sex scene in it as well between him and a prostitute. We done a "next-scene" on that as well. Even though we know "sex sells" in the movie industry, sure doesn't mean we gotta like it or will watch it!!
I respect your beliefs but there is clearly a difference between "porn" and a sex scene. I know you may think they are the same but by definition, they are not. A sex scene can be in a book or even on a tv show. It may only be suggestive but not explicit. There are movies that do have some more intese sex scenes but those are random in a movie. A porno is pretty must explicit sex throught the entire movie. In this movie, there was no nudity. Pornography is any material that is sexually explicit. This does not fit that opening scene. Was it possibly crude? Maybe for some, but not pornographic. The idea of porn is to sexually stimulate or excite the reader/viewer. I can say that the opening scene was hardly stimulating. It was actually pretty amusing. And you're right, you don't have to like it or watch it, but please don't mislabel a clothed "sex scene" that was no where near sexually stimulating, as porn.
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