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Kristen Wiig

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Three years ago, an animated film about a villain whose life changes when he adopts three children as part of his evil plan, popped up out of nowhere. Today, the sequel to Despicable Me is all children (and a large number of adults) are…

Friends With Kids (2011)

Not interesting enough to be an enjoyable drama and certainly not funny enough to be an enjoyable comedy, I started to wonder about Friends With Kids as soon as the end credits rolled. Just who was it aimed at? Who came up with the idea and…

Friends With Kids (2011)

‘Making a decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body’ Author-Elizabeth Stone This is exactly the decision that Jason Fryman (Adam Scott) and Julie Keller…

Bridesmaids (2011)

When Bridesmaids was first released, I heard lots of grumbles that it was the female take on The Hangover, that would never quite hit the same mark.  Whoever grumbled that, cannot have watched Bridesmaids as, apart from being just as…

Bridesmaids (2011)

In a year of disappointing blockbusters, superhero films muscling in on each other for box office supremacy and comedies with a distinct lack of big laughs, Bridesmaids proves to be the perfect antidote. It’s a “chick flick” that will…

Bridesmaids (2011)

Fast rising American US comic Kristen Wiig brilliantly anchors this black comedy which puts a sharp focus on the real-life farce which is the lead-up to a wedding, and the extreme stress that can be caused as a result. Wiig stars as…

Bridesmaids (2011)

The American novelist Stanley Elkin once remarked he would never write about someone who is not at the end of their rope. Characters in free fall are not only gloriously watchable as they take down the facade of polite gentile society and…

Bridesmaids (2011)

Speaking objectively about a film like Bridesmaids is somewhat problematic. Not only does star the ever-watchable Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne but it also boasts Fiona Apple, Hole and Blondie on the soundtrack (and not the…

Date Night (2010)

Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in this comedy all about a normal, married couple who find themselves being pursued by dangerous men with guns, all because they pretended to be someone else so that they could get a table in a busy, trendy…

Paul (2011)

Director Greg Mottola has a decent comedy pedigree, having scored big hits with the outright laughs of Superbad and the nostalgic treat that Adventureland ended up being. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? Their comedy pedigree has gone from…