Hi, friends. Ever had a character in a movie, show, or book who you loved to hate? In today’s post, I’m addressing films with similarly unlikable female lead characters. In my opinion, only one of these two protagonists redeems herself by the end.
Bridesmaids is hilarious. Annie, the lead character, has an unfulfilling love life, but her best friend Lillian just got engaged. The movie follows the comical antics of the bridal party as the wedding gets closer, but Annie’s bitter envy eats at her. Her selfishness comes to a head when she ruins one of the bride’s events with a full-blown temper tantrum, and that’s what you might call her “rock bottom” moment…however, she realizes soon afterwards that she causes most of her own misery, so she implements real changes in her life like getting back into old hobbies. By the end, she’s grown as a person and made up with Lillian.
Trainwreck is less hilarious. Amy, the lead character, was raised to believe that monogamy is impractical. She is slutty, and that’s not an insult because she has no qualms about it. She’s also vulgar, telling people she barely knows that she once had a condom stuck in her *cough*. She finally meets a man who she dates and eventually falls for, but the first time they have a serious argument, Amy goes right back to sleeping with anyone. As did Annie in Bridesmaids, Amy mends her broken bridges by the end, but her character development is slight/unconvincing. In my opinion, the underwhelming storyline doesn’t justify the nice conclusion.
Thanks for reading! Agree or disagree?