Watch Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig In ‘Bridesmaids’

Most people have only just recovered from 27 Dress so why release another bridesmaids movie? In real life bridesmaids are nowhere near as tiresome, whiny and sub-attractive with a giant bow on their teal satin dress that matches the giant chip on their shoulder about being unmarried. That’s all a big myth. In reality most bridesmaids are fun, upbeat champagne-toting saviours who are good for a laugh and full of excellent tips about control briefs and honest hair advice. Why then does cinema insist on portraying them as either man-stealing whores (Muriel’s Wedding, My Best Friends Wedding), troubled black sheep (Rachel Getting Married, or certifiably insane (La demoiselle d’honneur).

Enter the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids which, based on the trailer, might actually be the most palatable bridesmaid movie – and a slapstick comedy no less – that’s come along for a while. Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy and Wendi McLendon-Covey star as the titular nuptial handmaidens, and SNL alum Maya Rudolph plays the bride. It actually looks kind of funny and borderline real-ish. The brilliant and hilarious Kristin Wiig also wrote the script so that’s gotta bode well. Watch the trailer and see what you think.

Bridesmaids is due for release May 2011.