Bridesmaids surfs on wave of record profits

Best line from the movie: it's called civil rights. This is the 90s.

Bridesmaids, in which girls go bachelorette party-wild, has entered the history books for best-selling video-on-demand receipts. Studio Universal Pictures took the unusual step of actually releasing the record-breaking numbers via a press release; the Oscar-nominated comedy has accumulated 4.8 million rentals in four months, according to Rentrak (via the Universal Pictures press release), which ... more >


In a Judd Apatow world no detail is spared
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne
Directed by Paul Feig

Midway through “Bridesmaids,” the bridal party dines on hordes of meat at a Brazilian churascaria, shortly before shopping for gowns. There’s enough tension to cut granite between Annie (Kristen Wiig), the still-single maid of honor and the bride’s lifelong friend, who favors humble, quaint wedding party arrangements, and Helen (Rose Byrne), a decor-obsessed trophy wife with money to burn. In the ... more >