Â Here's a tip for when you're watching "Bridesmaids."Â As much fun as the leads are in the movie, this is the sort of comedy where there are unexpected returns that come from paying close attention to everything happening in the background of the movie as well.
In particular, keep your eyes on Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, two very funny women who take supporting roles in the film as an opportunity to suggest this whole other movie happening just off-screen.Â I love that sort of thing, and this is a lovely example of it.Â And in addition to being subtle and expertly defined, it helps that their storyline is totally deranged.
Little surprise, really.Â
If you're familiar with McLendon-Covey's work from "Reno 911," you know how blisteringly filthy and delightfully strange her character work can be, and I'm glad to see her in this kind of high-profile role.Â I missed her in the last couple of seasons of the show.