Best friends, Barb and Star (Kristen Wiig and Annie Mulmolo), head down to Vista Del Mar, Florida for a vacation full of adventure and end up involved in a villain’s evil plot.
There is a certain level of ridiculous I expect with all Kristen Wiig films. There are characters who are unforgettably hilarious and those who are more on the annoying side.
Sadly, despite their high-energy optimism and quirkiness, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar fall into the annoying side.
Although I was obsessed with the bright and colorful Floridian aesthetic (because duh, I’m a Floridian), the film was absolutely ridiculous and forgettable.
Between a talking crab, an acid trip to a techno remix of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”, and Reba as a mermaid, the film plowed through the genre of comedy and totally went of absurdity.
There isn’t really anything notable to mention about our leading ladies because we’ve seen it all before. They’re silly. They’re stupid. They rock culottes and visors like a boss. But honestly, it’s nothing new.
Although Wiig and Mulmolo has established themselves as successful comedians, it’s Jamie Dornan (YES. THAT Jamie Dornan) is the real stand out.
Maybe it was his commitment to the most ridiculous musical number since Cats or his ability to keep up with TWO Kristin Wiig characters, but he was the only aspect of the film that had me genuinely laughing.
Otherwise, the laughs grow stale and this is one trip to the beach I rather forget.
Final Thoughts: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar for a forgettable, stupid-silly romp. My advice? Stick to Bridesmaids.