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Something Borrowed, Jumping the Broom and Bridesmaids 

Tis the season for films about weddings that go wrong before they go right

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SOMETHING BORROWED. Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) lets her pushy BFF (Kate Hudson) swoop in and get engaged to the man she secretly loves, a wimpy rich boy. Adapted from Emily Griffin's popular novel, this rom-com wants to prove that true love trumps friendship, but you'll be mystified why Rachel doesn't just meet new people. Low point: Rachel's wimpy friend (John Krasinki) pretends to be gay, rather than tell the truth. Lesson: It is better to have a weak man than a domineering friend. Luke Greenfield directs.

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JUMPING THE BROOM. A whirlwind romance (Laz Alonson and Paula Patton) means the wedding is the first time the two extended families -- a working-class Brooklyn crew and a well-heeled Martha's Vineyard crowd -- meet. This comic melodrama probes gently at real social and economic conflicts between two classes of African Americans. Low point: A veritable wedding banquet of bad behavior from physical assaults and disclosed family secrets to unappreciated pies and a runaway bride. Plus, a reveal about slaves at the rehearsal dinner. Lesson: Families need to be flexible; also, don't give your husband all your money to invest. Salim Akil directs. 

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BRIDESMAIDS. At first, Annie (Kristen Wiig) is thrilled to be maid of honor for her best friend (Maya Rudolph), until she realizes that 1) she's not very good at planning; 2) the other bridesmaids are crazy; and 3) she's going to be even lonelier after the wedding. Judd Apatow produced this R-rated comedy that has plenty of dirty talk, but also lots of laughs and a sweet, gooey center. Low point: Food poisoning takes its toll while the girls are trying on bridesmaid dresses. Lesson: Friends move on, so there's no point in pining about it. Especially when that cute cop keeps pulling you over. Paul Feig directs. Starts Fri., May 13.

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