When we first heard about Bridesmaids , a female ensemble comedy directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, we had high hopes in spite of the rather unoriginal sounding premise; Kristen Wiig (who co-wrote the film) plays a single woman whose best friend (Maya Rudolph) asks her to be the Maid of Honor in her upcoming wedding. Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper fill out the remaining female half of the wedding party. Judging from the trailer, this isn’t going to be anything groundbreaking, but it will elicit a few laughs (although enough with the single lady jokes!), and beats the hell out of other recent attempts to appeal to the 30-something female market — like Bride Wars or either of the Sex and the City movies. Plus, there’s a brief cameo by Jon Hamm and a glimpse of puppies in bow ties! Take a look and let us know what you think.
Update: The trailer has temporarily been taken down. Click here to view it on Apple.
Bridesmaids opens in theaters May 13, 2011.