Welcome to “The Overview,” a series of alternative film commentaries where the gang from from Overthinking It—the smartest, funniest pop culture site on the whole internet—watch and discuss their favorite movies in real time.
In this edition, we take on Bridesmaids, the 2011 comedy classic starring Kristen Wiig, directed by Paul Feig, and produced by Judd Apatow, which provided a much needed orrective to pre-wedding bromance movies like The Hangover and The Wedding Crashers.
In a lively and wide-ranging discussion, our panel, including a real-life couple planning their real-life wedding, discusses the keyfabe of femininity, the Wiig Corollary to the Bechdel Test, and how it fares in a universe of Apatovian man-boys. Particular attention is paid to the film’s awesome soundtrack—including a contribution from Fiona Apple, the patron saint of Baking Alone—and how it deepens and enhances the film.
You’ll need your own copy of the Unrated version of the film, and the ability to play our MP3 commentary alongside while watching it.
While you’re at it, check out all of the installments of The Overview, the commentary series that listeners have called call “So good, I don’t even need the movie to enjoy them.” (Don’t get us wrong, we recommend you play the movie too. But it was awfully nice of them to say.)