The five keys that make ‘Bridesmaids’ one of the great film comedies

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The Lead Star, or “I’m excited, I’m relaxed, and I’m ready to PAR-TAY!”

The Breakout Player, or “I’m Gonna Climb That Like a Tree”

Strong Characters, or “I cracked a blanket in half”

Always raising the stakes, or “Yeah, oh shit. Yeah, oh shit!”

Rewatchablity, or “This is some classy shi … (belch)”

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