Tomorrow’s New Film Releases: Highlights

Highlights from this week include two Sundance flicks, a summer comedy, a Chinese war epic, and an unlikely vehicle for the talents of comedian Will Ferrell based on a Raymond Carver short story.


Bridesmaids dir. Paul Feig

Now that the summer is approaching, it’s no surprise that we’re getting yet another Judd Apatow production. This one is directed by Paul Feig, who is most noted for having created the cult TV series Freaks and Geeks and directing numerous episodes of Arrested Development and The Office. What is perhaps most interesting about Bridesmaids is that it’s about women, whereas most if not all of the Apatow comedies have male protagonists, with some of them being decidedly brocentric. Now we’ll get a chance to see the female equivalent of that particular brand of humor. Bridesmaids is written by two women, Annie Mumolo (whose only other writing credit is Betwitched with Will Ferrell) and Kristen Wiig, who co-stars and is currently on the Saturday Night Live cast.

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