2011. USA. Paul Feig.
Post-screening discussion with Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, and Paul Feig
Monday, November 21, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. USA. Directed by Paul Feig. Screenplay by Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumalo. With Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper. The triumph of Feig’s collaboration with writers Mumolo and Wiig (who also plays the film's off-center lead character), extends far beyond its unexpected box office success. The film reclaimed comedy for anyone other than the perma-adolescent males so manically embraced by the past decade’s wave of Judd Apatow acolytes, proving once again that women are and have always been funny, and allowing audiences to laugh knowingly with characters that felt a little more familiar than usual. Print courtesy of Universal Pictures.