Script Analysis: Bridesmaids

Go Into the Story is doing a script analysis series this week on a draft of Bridesmaids. The script is the most popular post on my site, so I’m guessing many of you would be interested to read Scott Myer’s insightful breakdown. The first post can be found here and there will be more throughout this week. Here’s an excerpt:

Let’s use this post today for your general reactions to the script.

Did you enjoy it? Why? Why not?

What are the script’s strengths? Are there areas you felt were strengthened in the movie version?

Speaking of which, there are a lot of differences between this draft and the movie, so one thing we should do is aggregate a list of them. Have at it in comments.

That said, there are a bunch of tips to take away from this version of the script in terms of comedy writing. What did you learn?

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, you’re in luck. You can go to MovieClips and see four versions of the trailer and nine clips from the movie. Almost like watching the movie itself!

For even more background, you can listen to this podcast with Annie Mumolo where she talks about how it took all of six days to write the first draft of the script that subsequently went through a “bajillion” rewrites.

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