Friday, October 28, 2011
links to the first six screenplays that are being promoted as award-contenders this year. I included a list of films that may have their screenplays released by the studios in the leadup to the Oscars and other awards.
Now, the original screenplay for Bridesmaids by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig has become available online. The film from Universal Pictures was a surprise hit earlier this year and became the top-grossing Judd Apatow production to date.
It was seen as a breakthrough film for women as well. Both a critical and box-office hit, it was everything that the Sex and the City movies tried to be but weren't. It managed to be funny for both male and female audiences without being mean like SATC or The Hangover 2.
Bridesmaids was directed by Paul Feig who appeared at the 29th Juste pour rire (Just for Laughs) Comedy Festival in Montreal this past summer. It was produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel and Clayton Townsend, and stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm and Jill Clayburgh.
Bridesmaids is available in both theatrical and unrated versions on DVD and Blu-ray. Click on the linked title below.
Bridesmaids (Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig)