And that can be extended to the movie's sense of humor, too. It's a funny film, but it draws from real life, not absurd scenarios or over-the-top characterizations, for its humor. When Donna gets dumped, she goes home and fills a Mason jar to the brim with cheap red wine, then leaves her now-ex-boyfriend drunk voicemails. It's a snippet of life as a 20-something that feels far more genuine than, say, Lena Dunham's cupcake in the bathtub and opium-fueled meltdown in the first episode of "Girls." Similarly, while Donna's sense of humor involves plenty of fart jokes, there's nothing close to the hyperbolic food-poisoning scene of "Bridesmaids." Donna bursts into hysterical laughter when Max steps in dog shit, but the audience laughs along because the scene feels natural.