“Bridesmaids” is an exceptional comedy that pokes fun at your typical wedding preparation. The film starts out with an awkward sex scene between the main character, Annie, and Ted, who we soon after find out is her sleazy “friend with benefits.” Annie had recently been dumped by her boyfriend when their bakery business failed, and has been left with low-self-esteem as a result. When Lillian, Annie’s best friend, gets engaged, Annie is asked to be her maid of honor. Starting at the engagement party, Annie finds herself in competition with Helen, one of the bridesmaids, over who is the bride’s best friend. She becomes overwhelmed having a carry the maid of honor title and cannot seem to win against a jealous bridesmaid, Helen. Annie becomes weary of the new friendship between Lillian and Helen, which leads to disaster. Helen is well-off with money and quickly takes over the planning of the wedding festivities. Besides the wedding storyline, we also see Annie’s relationship with an officer, Rhodes, who pulls her over one night. She develops a crush on Rhodes, an Irish cop who patrols on a street she commonly uses. They meet one night when he sees her car swerving down the road, assuming she is drunk. However, she quickly ruins things because she is not used to having good guys in her life. Annie must rise above her insecurities to save her failing friendship with Lillian, and not ruin her potential love connection with Officer Rhodes.
A long shot is seen when Annie is sitting on the roof of the cop car with Officer Rhodes in a convenience store parking lot. The camera shows their entire body and the car too. We were even able to see part of the convenience store behind them. We see a considerable distance between the camera and the actors for it to be considered a long shot. If it had been a couple steps back it would have been called an extreme long shot. The long shot at times turns into a medium close-up of Annie and Rhodes showing their head and shoulders, during conversation.
"Bridesmaids" is a great comedy to watch among your young adult friends. I would not recommend this film to the younger audience because of its sexual content. Although, if you are of an appropriate age, and your looking for a good laugh, this is the movie for you.