Ed Koch Grossed Out, But Likes, Bridesmaids

From Ed Koch’s latest review, which gave Bridesmaids a plus–on his plus or minus scale–despite a few misgivings:

“It may be sexist of me, but I found many of the jokes too coarse.  Yes, I would have and have already accepted the coarse bathroom humor from guys in frat house movies, but having a woman defecate in a sink was too much for me.”

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“There is lots of sex with lots of positioning, but no nudity.  All in all, while worth seeing, some will find it, as I did, a little too raunchy.”

 

The full:

Ed Koch Movie Review:  Bridesmaids (+)

May 23, 2011

The Times review of Manohla Dargis is a homerun for the film.  The audience engaged in laughs continually, some of belly-laugh quality.  The laughs often depend on shtick, pratfalls and potty humor.

It may be sexist of me, but I found many of the jokes too coarse.  Yes, I would have and have already accepted the coarse bathroom humor from guys in frat house movies, but having a woman defecate in a sink was too much for me.

The star of the film is Kristen Wiig who plays Annie, who hopes to be the maid of honor at the wedding of her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph).  Kristen Wiig is a superb actor.  Roger Ebert compares her with Lucille Ball in her comedic ability.  Definitely so, and particularly with her ability to manipulate her face to display strong reactions.

There is a large cast of women, none of whom I recognized.  There is one love relationship that is real.  It is between a cop, Officer Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd) and Annie.  What takes place between them rings true.

There is lots of sex with lots of positioning, but no nudity.  All in all, while worth seeing, some will find it, as I did, a little too raunchy.  The movie in its second week continues to pack the theater.

Ed Koch Grossed Out, But Likes, Bridesmaids