Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This is what a great comedy should be, smart, funny, dirty, and has a lot of heat. Kind of like my ideal woman. Kristen Wiig is fantastic in this movie and it also worth noting that she actually wrote the movie as well. Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon, Melissa McCarthy and Chris O'Dowd round out the cast. Jon Hamm also shows up in a role that could only be described as Don Draper having been born 40 years later. This movie is incredibly funny and that is the most important thing to get this movie going in the right direction. There is also a lot of characterization in the movie in regards to the main characters in the movie, and you really get to learn what motivates them over the course of the movie.
There is a good amount of raunchy comedy in this movie and it truly earns its R-rating but it is never too over the top where it takes away from the "fun" of the movie. Melissa McCarthy is truly the star of the show so to speak in this movie. Every scene she is in she simply owns them, when her character is on screen the viewer will probably be focusing solely on her. She says all of the things you wish you could say out loud to people you don't know. Her character is one of those special supporting characters that is as engaging or more engaging than the "main" characters. Wiig's love interest in the movie also turns out to be a great character and Chris O'Dowd does a wonderful job with the limited material he was given. The laid back cop is a perfect compliment to Wiig's slightly uptight character and the two's interactions are sweet and believable which adds to the believability of the situations that they are put into.
I don't want to refer too much to the plot because it is a great movie and the whole story should be left unpoiled if you want to see the movie. McCarthy and Wiig make the movie worth watching alone and the other supporting actors and actresses just lend to the greatness of the movie. Watch this movie if you like The Hangover, Old School, or any other great R-rated comedy made in the last 25 years. Believe me, you will not be disappointed.