Following on from last week’s article from our very own Richard, Quidco have provided us with their take on the best movies to view on a hen weekend!
An effortless blend of bad taste and sharp humour, Bridesmaids gruesomely and touchingly outlines what it takes to be a lady in waiting. Annie, played by Kristen Wiig, is desperate to be maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding but with her life unravelling around her the lengths to which she stoops to secure the job sees her literally soil her reputation! Produced by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This is 40, Superbad) it’s the go-to movie for any woman looking for a rom-com in the mould of The Hangover.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
As sickly sweet as a baklava binge, My Big Fat Greek Wedding proves that in the hands of Hollywood even the most stringent cultural barriers can’t stop true love. Nia Vardalos steals the show as 30-year-old Toula, a lonely heart seeking independence and love, who falls for vegetarian-hottie Ian. With a hilariously overbearing father and Greek-restaurant running family there’s more obstacles than you can shake a kebab skewer at as the couple plan their special day.
27 Dresses (2008)
There’s nothing like pining after your boss only to watch him fall hopelessly in love with your egotistical, lying, younger sister and, just to rub it in, subsequently being asked to organise their wedding. Alas that’s exactly what happens to Catherine Heigl’s character Jane, who through gritted teeth draws on her experience of being maid of honour on 27 previous occasions to give her sibling a hand. All’s not lost for Jane though with cynical journalist Kevin seeing her as more than a good by-line and karaoke partner.
Mamma Mia (2008)
If you like wall-to-wall Abba songs then you can’t really go wrong with Mamma Mia. Adapted from the stage musical it’s unadulterated fun all the way as the headstrong daughter of a once-rebellious single mum secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding on a picturesque Greek island. Meryl Streep is a revelation as Donna, the mother taken by surprise, while turns from Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth give the movie a touch of British glamour. A riot of colour and song that’s as frothy as a cappuccino.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Awful eighties hair, amazing songs, Adam Sandler not being quite as smug and annoying as usual, Drew Barrymore pulling off the girl-next-door look with aplomb – The Wedding Singer has it all. Singer Robbie and waitress Julia are both engaged to be married…but to the wrong people. When Robbie gets stood up at the altar he goes out of his way to avoid talk of matrimony, however, even his nervous breakdown can’t stop him chasing Julia when he finds out her fiancé is a real sleazebag. As with many Sandler movies, the gags are cartoonishly broad but for all its silliness it’s also damned cute. Just make sure your Hen doesn’t have cold feet about her hubby-to-be before putting it on!
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