When you write a movie, it would be so easy to turn yourself into a Mary Sue: The author’s self-insertion, a perfect beauty who everyone loves. Thank goodness that Kristen Wiig resisted that temptation when she took on the role of Annie Walker in the comedy Bridesmaids. Annie is unemployed; sleeping with a guy who doesn’t respect her after, let alone the next morning; and has almost hit rock bottom as regards her bank account. As Maid of Honor to her best friend, everything she touches turns to shit: The dress fitting, the bridal shower, the bachelorette party. And yet, Annie’s endearing because she tries so hard to make her best friend happy. Plus, she has really kickass fashion sense.
- Thu, May 12 2011