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September 29, 2012

Weekend Reviews: The funniest ladies of the fall

Now I know what you all are thinking: "How is Maggie going to write a column all about how funny she is? Isn’t that biased?" But, despite how hysterical I know you all think I am, this month’s column is, in fact, not about my incredible wit and sarcasm (sorry to disappoint). 

Actually, I decided to base this article on the subject of funny women. Yes, believe it or not, women can be funny. I know, I was surprised too. This past year was definitely dominated by women in the entertainment industry and this fall will be no different. 

Therefore, I have compiled a list of the fall’s funniest women to be on the lookout for.

The first lady had a small role in 2011’s "Bridesmaids," but no doubt made her presence known as the crazy sister of Kristen Wiig’s roommate. Australian actress Rebel Wilson also appeared in the star-studded "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" and the summer’s "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and is also appearing in two films out this fall. 

The first movie, "Bachelorette," features a cast with the likes of Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Lizzy Caplan from "Mean Girls," Adam Scott from "Step Brothers," and Isla Fisher from "Wedding Crashers." With all of these great talents combined with Wilson’s uncanny comedic timing, you would think that this movie would be a home-run, with the premise close to a female "Hangover."

However, I was sorely disappointed by this movie, with predictable plot lines and dialogue that was sub-par. It almost seemed that the screenwriter thought that by adding copious amounts of swearing the audience would be overcome by laughter. Not the case. Not even Wilson could save this, because her signature thick Australian accent was dropped for the movie and she was stuck with an underwhelming American accent. 

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