Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

Since the day I saw it, Bridesmaids has been one of my favourite films of all time. Hearing that the creative team behind it, including its stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, were back with a new release made my day. After a limited streaming cinematic release, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is now out on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally for all to enjoy. And luckily it is just as good. 

Having starred in SNL for so long, the film runs off the screen in a way similar to a sketch from the show. Yet, Wiig and Mumolo, along with Jamie Dornan, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, manage to make it a fabulous feature, you simply won’t forget. Starring as Barb and Star, the film follows the pair, as they come to terms with the threat they face. An evil villain’s murderous plot that leads to the pair falling for the henchman involved. 

With so much stress in the world at the moment, the film is a fun and laidback treat for all to watch. Okay, don’t let your kids watch it, but do delve into it with friends, your partner or family members, for a hilarious trip. Wiig and Mumolo don’t hold back when it comes to making this crazy creation. They know how to attract and bring audiences into the story. From lip-syncing sequences to culottes, comedy springs up in the weirdest but most wondrous ways throughout.

Whilst some comedians or comedic features make you cringe by trying too hard, this one never does. In fact, the clever acting and writing is thrilling throughout. You don’t worry about Wiig or Mumolo failing. You don’t worry that you won’t have a good time. You actually watch the whole thing and just feel calm and comedically connected. Even if you do end up saying, “What?” in a very funny way afterwards. 

As the feature-debut from director Josh Greenbaum, the film shouldn’t really work. It does border on being a little too silly. But actually this is what makes it work so well. We need the madness of the film to make us as viewers accept it in our mad world. More comedies like this are definitely needed in the future. 

4 Stars

Joey X

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