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You remember “Bridesmaids,” the raunchy, female-friendship comedy directed by Paul Feig that made Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig stars. Now Feig is back with a story of two women from different social and economic lives suddenly meeting and bonding before the movie spirals out of control in a hasty, over-the-top ending.

Anna Kendrick plays Stephanie, a widow raising her still young son somewhere in Connecticut. She regularly hosts self-produced video internet programs, vlogs, from her cheerful kitchen over decorated with children’s drawings. She...