DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 9/20/2011

 New options for your home viewing this week:

Doing scatological humor properly is half the battle, and Bridesmaids‘ funniest scene is one depicting a group food poisoning.  There are plenty of other funny moments in the film, which establishes the workings of a group of unlikely friends and then tears it down piece by piece.  Kristen Wiig plays Annie, a woman beaten down by life who is dreading the loss of her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) when the latter gets married.  That pained undercurrent keeps the silly and occasionally bawdy material on the level.  The members of the ensemble (which also includes Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper) never try to one-up each other, and the camaraderie is infectious.  My review is here.  Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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About Mark Dujsik

Film critic since 2001. Writer/editor/publisher of Mark Reviews Movies, and contributor for RogerEbert.com and Magill's Cinema Annual. Member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society.
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