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"Bridesmaids," "Dumbo," "TIffany's," "Set Up"

DVD: "Bridesmaids," a Bruce Willis, Curtis Jackson straight-to-video

"Bridesmaids," "Dumbo," "TIffany's," "Set Up"

"Bridesmaids" arrives on DVD after making $170 million in theaters on strong word-of-mouth -- the movie never actually ascended to number one.

Judd Apatow produced, and this time he assembled a cast of female stand-ups and improv comediennes to rival anything in his 'dude" comedies. Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne compete for maid of honor status at Maya Rudolph's wedding, with support from Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon Covey, others.

As with most comedies from the Apatow factory, this one may suffer a bit on DVD -- the director's cuts tend to lack the editing discipline of the theatrical version, and "Bridesmaids" was plenty long already.

There's a blu ray of "Dumbo," another of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," one certified classic movie that I simply can't stand to watch. 

Curtis Jackson's "Set Up" is releases straight to DVD, with a supporting role for Bruce Willis as a mob boss. From what I gather, this has nothing to do with the Robert Ryan noir boxing classic.

Gary Thompson Daily News Film Critic
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