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If you took the cast of 2009's smash hit The Hangover and replaced all the male stars with women, you'd get a movie that looks a whole lot like Bridesmaids, a raunchy R-rated comedy starring (and co-written by) Saturday Night Live funnywoman Kristen Wiig.
Judging by the ribald new trailer that recently hit the Internet, the women in this movie -- Wiig, Maya Rudolph (Away We Go), Rose Byrne (Damages), Ellie Kemper (The Office), Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!) -- aren't the one-dimensional characters we're used to seeing in most male-centric comedies these days. They have needs, like a roll in the hay with Mad Men star Jon Hamm (yep, that's in there); desires, such as a wild bachelorette weekend in -- you guessed it! -- Vegas; and bad habits, including -- but not limited to -- drunkenness, fighting and belching. See all of these vices on display in the video below!
In the flick, Wiig stars as the down-on-her-luck Annie, who tries to turn her chaotic life around long enough to be the perfect maid of honor for best pal Lillian (Rudolph). This involves dealing with a gaggle of wildly different bridesmaids -- stuck-up Helen (Byrne), sex-crazed Rita (McLendon-Covey), clueless Becca (Kemper) and the uncouth (and gassy) Megan (McCarthy).
While the Vegas bachelorette party comprises only part of Bridesmaids, it's difficult not to compare the flick to The Hangover. The raunchiness is there. The banter between the characters is there. Heck, the flick even has a Zach Galifianakis character in McCarthy's socially awkward Megan. If that's not enough to sway you of its merits, consider that the film is produced by 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up fimmaker Judd Apatow.
Will Bridesmaids be able to spin comedic gold into Hangover-esque box-office success? We'll find out when it hits theaters on May 13.
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