Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, the long awaited follow-up to Bridesmaids, is now available for audiences to watch on Blu-ray and DVD.
It’s no joke that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo gave us one of the funniest films of the 21st century. Of course, I’m talking about Bridesmaids. When I learned they were finally writing another film, I was very excited. Who wouldn’t be?
I first watched the film towards the end of January. It didn’t hit me in the same way that it hit everybody else but I’m willing to give it another shot. The thing about comedy is that it’s subjective. To be fair, it probably wasn’t the best idea to watch this film on the morning after watching CODA and Summer of Soul. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself during the pandemic, it’s that I need to watch comedies with an audience. I’m not going to say that this film didn’t work for me because this pandemic has seen one depression after another. It’s certainly affected the lens in which I viewed anything over the past year!
Because of awards season being what it is this year, the film was sent out too late to qualify for many awards groups. We’ll certainly see if it’s allowed to qualify later this year. You never know! One song, “I Love Boobies” was eligible for the Oscars but didn’t advance to the short list.
Take a trip and break out of your shell with Barb and Star. From the gals who brought you Bridesmaids (costars and cowriters Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) comes Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time…ever. Romance, friendship, and a villain’s evil plot—hold onto your culottes!
- Audio Commentary with Director Josh Greenbaum, Writer-Actor Annie Mumolo, and Writer-Actor Kristen Wiig
- “Barb & Star: Making Life a Little Brighter” Featurette
- “Barb & Star: Casting in Paradise” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- “Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar Fashion Show” Piece
DIRECTOR: Josh Greenbaum
SCREENWRITERS: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
CAST: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Daman Wayans Jr.