In Bridesmaids, thirty-something Annie (Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian's (Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Bryrne, McCarthy, McLendon-Covey, and Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event. (Gary Reber)
Both the theatrical version (02:04:58) and the unrated version (02:10:17) are available. Special features include commentary with Director Paul Feig, Co-Writer Annie Mumolo, and Cast Members Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper; a gag reel (HD 09:41); the Maid Of Honor: Behind-The-Scenes featurette (HD 31:43); "Blind Date"; "Drunk-O-Rama"; "Line-O-Rama"; "Pep Talk" (HD 02:41); the "Annie vs. Helen" montage of frenemies (HD 07:29); three deleted scenes (HD 08:57); nine extended and alternate scenes (SD 50:03); "Roommates"; Cholodecki's Commercial; the "Hold On" song performance by Wilson Phillips (HD 04:31); BD-Live functionality; and a digital copy.
The 1080p AVC picture is terrific! The imagery is naturally photographed with a vivid energy. The color palette is richly hued with strong primaries, but always naturally rendered. The look is cinematic with a filmic texture that, at times, veils the finest detail. Resolution overall, though, is excellent with revealing and detailed imagery, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object textures. Contrast is well balanced, with deep blacks and nicely resolved shadow delineation. This is a very pleasing picture, with nicely saturated imagery that will brighten your spirits. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventional as comedy mixes go, but with a few segments that are nicely energized. During such segments surround envelopment is nicely engaged, supported with atmospherics, sound effects, and the music score. Still, the general focus is monaural, with prominent dialogue at the center. Foley elements are nicely nuanced as well. Overall, the fidelity is good, and the sound nicely supports the light storytelling. (Gary Reber)