Let's just get this out in the open: the trailer for Bridesmaids is trying too hard to package the film as the female answer to The Hangover. The film stars Maya Rudolph as a bride-to-be, following her and her bridal party (including Kristen Wiig as her maid of honor) through the trials, tribulations, and drama that ensues in the months before a wedding. Right off the bat, I was put off by how cartoonish many of the characters are — Wiig does her typical SNL shtick, Rose Byrne plays the snob, The Office's Ellie Kemper is the priss, and Melissa McCarthy is the masculine one.
Still, the trailer definitely has a few laughs (not to mention a Jon Hamm cameo), and I have to admit that my own experience proves that some of the stereotypes that exist about bridal parties are true. Watch the trailer for yourself when you