Last night saw the SXSW screening of Bridesmaids take place and buzz has been unbelievably positive for the Kristen Wiig film. While just one review has been posted - it’s still early! - many online critics took to Twitter to share their thoughts and many had effusive praise for the ensemble comedy.
Drew McWeeny of HitFix tweeted Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to say, “ Sir… you crushed it. It’s great. This is, frankly, the film I would want to see you making. Lovely.” McWeeny later Tweeted that, “Wiig is so eminently crushworthy in every moment of “Bridesmaids.” She will break many hearts.” (Check out McWeeny’s full review here.)
The Playlist tweeted, “Bridesmaids was great. Wiig totally shines, fantastic comedic performance.”
HeyUGuys tweeted, “Just saw Bridesmaids and loved it. Defo not the female Hangover but a great standalone new movie. Wiig is awesome!”
Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool noted the long running time (Feig showed a rough cut last night) - “Bridesmaids was better than I expected… some real heart, good laughs, but a bit choppy and too long. There’s a tighter cut in there.”
Slashfilm simply Tweeted, “Bridesmaids was Awesome.”
As the screening only ended at 2.30am, we will have to wait a few more hours for some more full reviews to be posted. But if early word on a rough cut of the film is this positive, I think we have a winner on our hands.