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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.9/10 (75,216 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Paul Feig

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Writers: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo

Kristen Wiig - Annie Walker
Terry Crews - Rodney the Boot Camp Instructor
Maya Rudolph - Lillian
Tom Yi - Jewelry Store Couple
Elaine Kao - Jewelry Store Couple
Michael Hitchcock - Don Cholodecki
Kali Hawk - Kahlua
Joe Nunez - Oscar the Security Guard (as Joseph A. Nunez)
Rebel Wilson - Brynn
Matt Lucas - Gil
Jill Clayburgh - Judy, Annie's Mom
Wendi McLendon-Covey - Rita
Ellie Kemper - Becca
Greg Tuculescu - Kevin
Steve Bannos - Annie's Mistaken Husband


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Spain] |

Release Date: 13 May 2011

Filming Locations: Bayview, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $32,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $26,247,410 (USA) (15 May 2011) (2918 Screens)

Gross: $287,797,912 (Worldwide) (29 September 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

The cast spent about two weeks improvising with each other, some of which was incorporated into the movie.

Revealing mistakes: The rear view mirror of Megan's minivan has been removed.

Brynn: We would like to invite you to no longer live with us.

User Review

I'm seriously confused.

Rating: 3/10

OK. After seeing the previews of this movie, it was added to the list of movies I did NOT have any intentions of seeing. However, I heard so many great things about it, I decided to give it a try. Let's just say, my gut feeling was correct. I have NO idea what so many people found so amazing about this movie.

It's not that funny. Yeah, there were a couple of scenes that I found humorous, and chuckled. However, most of the "funny" scenes were either involving sex, about sex, about poop/vomit/farting/burping, or a lame attempt at slapstick humor. Lots of predictable cheap shots. Seriously, no sophisticated or classy humor... the whole film made me feel trashy, honestly. I get that it's rated R, but still. I felt like I was in an adult version of an equivalent to Spongebob at times.

Small plot. This movie is slowly stretched out for over 2 hours, with a plot that could easily be explained entirely, with all important scenes, in about 30 minutes. There were SO many long scenes that seem to be thrown in just so Kristen Wiig can score another laugh, yet they don't progress the story. Quite a few plot holes, and there were many scenes where I caught myself rolling my eyes, thinking, "really?"

The greatest movies develop their characters so much that you literally feel for their outcomes. I left the theater with no regards to any of the characters in this movie, because they were all so distant and under-developed. The plot was so weak and rushed for the next pointless comedy spiel, that they didn't give the characters any depth, except maybe the lead of "Annie." I can think of 2 memorable scenes right now from this film, and I saw it last night. Yeah, there were some funny scenes, but nothing worth raving about in my opinion.

I do have to give "Bridesmaids" some credit. An all-female leading role movie is very new in show-business, especially in comedy. Sadly, these women made the "Hangover" equivalent instead of raising the bar, but they get Kudos for the efforts. There were some sweet moments in the movie, that for me, held the film from turning into a complete waste of money. I do like comedy, but I prefer classier, witty humor instead of the easy, thoughtless humor. I would much rather watch a movie that evolves a character so much that the cheap shots aren't needed for laughs. If you liked "The Hangover," then you'll probably enjoy this movie..

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