The moment I saw Bridesmaids I knew it would be a hit. It's so relatable. I don't care who you are -- male or female, young or old, Democrat or Republican -- we've all gotten kicked off a plane for being drunk.
They said a comedy with an all-female lead cast couldn't be successful, but they were wrong. The movie just broke the record as the most downloaded movie-on-demand ever. See? People aren't just renting it -- they're demanding it.
It's nominated for two Academy Awards this year. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are nominated for Best Screenplay, and Melissa McCarthy is nominated for Best Supporting Actress. It's amazing, considering the Academy rarely recognizes comedies at all.
I don't know why comedies don't get more attention at the Oscars. There are so many great actors who have given amazing performances and have never been nominated... like Steve Martin, or Steve Carell, or Steve Guttenberg. I can't think of anyone whose name isn't Steve right now, but I'm sure there are some.
Anyway, congratulations Bridesmaids, and good luck at the Oscars!